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Vector Data Tool

Vector Data Tool button

The Vector Data Tool manages the import and configuration of vector data files, and enables exploration of the shape attributes. RoadRunner can load a variety of georeferenced vector map files, such as Shape files (.shp), OpenStreetMap® files (.osm), GeoJSON files (.json, .geojson), and GPS Exchange files (.gpx). Vector data such as points, lines, and polygons can be loaded from these files along with their associated attributes.

Refer to the Vector Data Assets page for a list of supported formats.

Note

The Vector Data Tool is used to visualize and explore vector file types for use as visual references. Automatic conversion of vector map data into the RoadRunner internal format is not supported.

Import a Georeferenced Vector Map

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. In the Library Browser, navigate to the directory containing the vector data file you want to import.

  3. Click and drag the asset from the Library Browser into the 3D scene.

Note

If the geographic position has not yet been set for this scene, the scene center is set to the latitudinal and longitudinal center of the image. You can change the scene center using the World Settings Tool.

If the geographic position has already been set, but the imported image is outside of the maximum range of the scene, an error dialog box appears and cancels the import.

Remove a Vector Map

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. Click within the bounding box of the vector map you want to delete. Do not click the vector element itself. Instead, click an empty space within the bounding box. When the map is clicked, the bounding box turns red.

  3. Press the Delete key or select Edit > Delete from the Main Menu.

Adjust the Properties of a Vector Map

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. Click within the bounding box of the vector map you want to adjust. Do not click the vector element itself. Instead, click an empty space within the bounding box. When the map is clicked, the bounding box turns red.

  3. Adjust any properties as desired on the Attributes Panel.

Toggle the Display of Vector Data

Select View > Vector Data on the Main Menu or press the F7 key.

View the Attributes of a Feature in a Vector Map

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. Click the vector feature you want to examine. The properties of the feature are displayed in the Attributes Panel.

    • You can select multiple features to view the aggregate set of attributes for all selected features.

    • If you click an attribute field name or value in the Attributes Panel, the main scene highlights the objects with that value.

Color Features Based on Attributes

You can apply custom colors to vector features based on type or other attribute values as follows:

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. Select the features that you want to recolor (or press Ctrl+A to select all).

  3. In the Attributes Panel, locate the feature attribute that you want to use for recoloring. If you click an attribute field name or value, the main scene highlights the objects with that value.

  4. Right-click an attribute field name or value, and select Color With.

  5. Choose a color in the color picker.

Note

You can hide the highlighted features by setting the Alpha channel value to 0.

Clear Feature Colors

If you assigned a custom color to vector features, you can clear the custom color as follows:

  1. Click the Vector Data Tool button.

  2. Select the features whose colors you want to reset (or press Ctrl+A to select all).

  3. In the Attributes Panel, locate the feature attribute whose colors you want to reset.

  4. Right-click an attribute field name or value and select Clear Colors.