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Change detail level of maps

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  • I'm zoomed into a canadian map, and can see the roads, but when I zoom out a little, the roads disappear.

    How can I change the detail level, so the roads will appear, when zoomed out.

    In the far north of canada, the roads are small and few, so displaying more detail is NOT a problem.

    Can this be done, with a simple change.

    Paul

     

    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:02 AM

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  • Hi Paul,

    This seems like a useful feature request. I'm not aware of any work-around to this.


    Laptop GPS World
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:35 AM
  • MapPoint 2010 (and I assume Streets & Trips 2010, but Marvin can confirm) added some control to this kind of thing.

    You need the "MapFeatures" pane selected on the left (where the Legend and Overview is usually displayed). This lets you switch various features on or off (large cities, small cities, large roads, small roads). There's also a third option which "enhances" the display - ie. draws all. Well I don't think it really would be all because small roads on a zoomed out map of the US or even Canada would be very slow, but it shows a lot more.

    You might find this option useful for the small city categories as well as the small road categories.

     

     

    Richard


    Richard Marsden http://www.geowebguru.com http://www.mapping-tools.com
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:12 PM
  • Yeah, in the MapPoint interface, the button is called the "Map Settings" pane. Marvin does not actually mention it is his S&T 2010 review/information page -- http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4205-review-microsoft-streets-trips-2010-a Now I think I have to download the trial to check it out. So one solution, if S&T 2010 does not have the Map Settings pane, would be to get MapPoint 2010 North America.

    Eric


    http://www.mapforums.com
    Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:21 PM