In this part I will describe the first step of map creation - general settings. I describe how to create an empty map, how to create copy of existed map and how you can import particular objects from other map to your map. You can create map in two ways - from scratch or as a copy of existed map. Creating of maps is a quite difficult process and I’m trying to simplify it as much as possible. Copying of existed map can be useful in following cases: Besides, you can copy particular objects from one map to another. For example rivers and mountains not changed so much during the human history (although there are exceptions). I do not want to put them again on each map. They can be imported from another map. Below I'll show you how.

Creating of new map

At first I will describe how create map from scratch.
In order to make an empty map you should click on button “Create map” on the main page and fill the fields After you fill those setting system ask you for login or registration if you are not authorized. Link on your new map will be shown in page “My maps. You will be able to change all settings(except time step) on page "Map settings”.
Also you can change additional settings in "Map settings" page:

Copying of map

Now I will explain how to copy maps. It needs to:
  1. Open the map that you want to copy
  2. Enter to the edit mode (click on button ‘edit’ on the right bottom corner)
  3. Press the icon ‘Save copy’ in the bottom panel.
  4. Sign in or register if you are unauthorised.
  5. Fill the name of your new map and press ‘Save’ button.
New independent map will be created. Only you allowed to edit this new map, but you could change rights in “Map settings”

Objects import

You could copy particular objects form other maps with “Objects import”. It is useful because you no need to create the same objects each time. To do that you need:
  1. Open your map
  2. Enter to the edit mode (click on button ‘edit’ on the right bottom corner)
  3. Press the icon ‘Import objects’ in the bottom panel.
  4. Choose one of the other maps and press she button ‘Show’
  5. Choose necessary objects with checkboxes and press the button ‘Add’ below the list.
  6. Copies of the objects will be added on your map. Don’t forger save your map on server after those operations.



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