I tested the the new brave Basejump project Friday 4th of may.
It is wonderful, and all works well also with italian coordinate systems.
I wrote about it in my italian Blog:
(you can choose Google translate to read it in english language)
The only problem is the same of all WMS connections.
If you use a Proxy, like many of our customers, you can’t connect to Bing.
I used an other line, free from the Proxy, but I know tha many people will ask me how to solve this problem, to use beautiful Bing maps in their projects
I already applied the solution of the Knwledge Base:
But, unfortunately, i need to introduce also name and password.
I tried also to cìreate system variable all_proxy, like:
But the connection doesn’t work.
If you can find any workaround, it will be vey useful!
Giovanni (GimmiGIS) Perego from Italy
I wasn't able to test in AutoCAD Map3D 2012 I will have to wait until I can install a 2013
I was wondering about Bing Maps License. Do we need to purchase a separate Microsoft Bing Enterprise License for using Basejump?
No, there is no need for a separate Bing Maps License to use the timely limited Basejump Technology Preview.
Best regards, Hanspeter
Thanks for the preview. It's simple and works quickly.
I notice there is only an Add to Map option. Is there no way to clip the map, short of creating your own coordinate system? That works, but it takes a while and I don't think most users know how to do that. It would be easier to just have a clipping option.
When you select the map it is listed as ACMAPGISGRIDSURFACEENTITY. That makes me think there may be a topography element to this. Is there a way to access that?
Very nice. Simple to install and use, I can see a great benefit for maps that i prepare.
Plus, you can actually print with Bing in the background! Any way to add that feature to AIMS?
On Add to Map, the Bing map is transformed into the coordinate system of your current Map project. The map is therefore clipped to the valid extens of the coordinate system. If the Bing map is the first layer beeing added, the Map project gets the default coordinate system of Bing Maps which is Pseudo Mercator and covers the entire world.
Regarding "topography element", do you ask if the entity contains elevation data? Not every ACMAPGISGRIDSURFACEENTITY’s image has elevation data. Currently, the Bing map entity does not have elevation data.
Best regards, Hanspeter
Works great. But in several rotated viewports the image remains extremely pixelated.
Some of the rotated viewports look nice and the image refreshes with each zoom.
Two of them (same scale and everything) will not refresh and you cannot see anything except huge pixels.
Anything I can try?
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