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Map View

The Map is Orbit's core component to view all resources and to link or interact with any other component or extension.

Map View is available for 2D, 3D, and 3D GL rendering.
Some capabilities are available on specific Map View only.

Map 2D, Map 3D and Map 3D (GL)


The Backdrop icon in the right upper corner toggles the map background color, useful to detect white-colored vector objects.
On 2D: white, light gray, dark gray, black. On 3D: white, light gray, blue, black. On GL: white, light gray, blue, black.

Maximize / Re-size

The Maximize icon in the right upper corner toggles the window between maximized Map view and split screen mode Map-Tab view.

Select Vector Objects

Select vector objects or point cloud data.
See Select Objects on Map.


Measure points, lines, areas, circles, angles, and rectangular volumes.
See Measure.

Context Menu

Right-click on the map to open the context menu and to navigate.
See Map Context Menu.

Status Bar

The Status Bar at the bottom of the Map View displays and/or gives access to the active Map Function, the Map Coordinate Reference System, Map Reference Ground Height, the Map Scale, display, and the Map cursor coordinates.
See Map Statusbar.

Active Function

The active map function is indicated in the left lower corner of the Map Status Bar and by the appearance of the cursor when hovering above the map.

Map Display CRS

The current Map Display Coordinate System is indicated and editable from the Map Status Bar.
All visible datasets are re-projected on the fly, if the Dataset CRS differs from the Map CRS, to be rendered in the Map CRS.

The Map Display CRS has an impact on the map rendering performance.
See Coordinate Reference Systems > Orbit Map CRS.

Map 2d Only

Compass Rose

Compass rose, pan, zoom and rotate functions.
See Map 2D Navigate functions.

Map Menus

Navigation, Selection, and Edit Menu.
See Map 2D Menus.

Find Objects

Search objects based on a single attribute query.
See Find Objects.

Query Objects

Search objects based on complex attribute queries.
See Query Objects.

Map 2D and Map 3D (GL)


Visualization of 2D images resources.
See Supported Resources.

Map 3D and Map 3D (GL)

Navigate, pan, zoom and rotate functions on Map 3D,
see Map 3D Navigation functions.

Map 3D (GL) only


Visualization of Textured Mesh resources,
see Supported Resources.

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