Google Maps Import Wizard
Use the Google Maps Import Wizard to import a satellite
picture of your client's property. You can then use it as a template for
creating your design.
To import a picture from Google Maps:
Click Tools and Google Maps Import Wizard.
Click the Next button.
Click Start Google Maps.
Type the address of the property you want to import and click the Search
Adjust the viewpoint using the mouse until the property fills the window. Click
and drag to pan, and use the mouse wheel to zoom.
Click the Specify Region button. A rectangle will appear surrounding the
Click and drag the white circles and adjust the region to surround the area you
want to import. (You can insert points by clicking and dragging the gray circles
in between the white ones.)
Click the Import button. The satellite picture will be downloaded to your
Click the Set File Name button and enter a file name for
the Next button, and then click the Finish button to complete the
The map picture will be saved as an Overlay and
automatically added to the center of your design.
Position, Size, and North Direction
The map overlay size is based on map data received from
Google; however the size is approximate so be sure to verify all dimensions for
accuracy. You can move and resize the overlay as desired.
By default, the overlay orientation is linked to the
current angle of the Compass where 0
coincides with true north. To use a different angle, uncheck Use compass
angle and then rotate the overlay as desired.
you want to adjust the region and import the map again, select the overlay and
re-run the wizard. The wizard will restore the old region as a starting
wizard will copy your picture to the following directory:
Landscaping Architect version\Custom Data\overlay\Custom\
is your Windows user name, and version is the software version
the picture has been imported, it can be edited using the Realtime Picture
Editor. For more information, see Editing using the Realtime
Adding an Overlay
Changing the North Direction
Adding a Picture