Add point

Overlays a specified point on your map from a given file.  Files should have the name ____.pls, where ____ is any chosen name.  In other words, use the file extension *.pls.  This is not required but will help keep your filenames organized.

Coordinate pairs are in the format LAT LONG.  Points may be defined in DDMMSSX DDMMSSX format (where X is N, S, E, or W as appropriate).  Points may also be defined in decimal format (DD.DDDD DD.DDDD).

The format is described below.



Points are plotted by writing them as such:

350216N 964717W Joes Place|NOLABEL
325455N 963746W Edgar
344705N 953806W IBM

You may suffix them with a | symbol (pipe) and write NOLABEL, NOBOX, or both to prevent those attributes from appearing on the map.


Lines start with %START.  From there on all points will be connected with a line.  To turn line mode off and go back to points, use %END.  To start a new line, write %START again (an %END is not required).  You may write comments on the end; these will not be plotted if line mode is on.

322540N 960710W Leadout N
322846N 960705W
324751N 960601W
322221N 960748W
332652N 960055W

The above example plots a line from five points.

 Using shortcuts

Shortcuts are performed by prefixing an asterisk in a point title (when point mode is on).  These may then be invoked by placing the title in brackets.  Bracketed items will be replaced with the coordinates of the point where it was defined earlier.

This will plot a line from "Baker" to points in between and ending at "Charlie".

332217N 960758W *BAKER|NOLABEL
334910N 960327W *CHARLIE

332540N 960710W
332846N 960705W
333331N 960709W
333728N 960720W
334549N 960707W
334555N 960636W
334617N 960629W
334751N 960601W
334813N 960519W
334905N 960334W