Steve Rose 5 months ago in Vizex • updated 5 months ago • 7
Is it possible to connect to an aerial map server and then show the image in a projected grid?
So far I have been able to connect to Bing using File/Image/Set up XYZ Tile Server Image, but it displays in WGS84. When I try to convert to a projected grid such as GDA94 the image doesnt display
The image doesnt necessarily need to be Bing - just any aerial photo data base would be great (google satellite etc)
Customer support service by UserEcho
Yes, It's possible/easy to convert the coordinates to a projected grid. You have to know what coordinate system you are converting from. Often (but not always) these layers are provided as in the WGS84 Psuedo Mercator coordinate system (EPSG: 3857). You can use the coordinate conversion tool on the input tab of the Image Vizex Layer Display form. I've been using the Google Satellite links here. The EPSG number for GDA94 MGA Zone 50 is 28350, zone 51 is 28351, zone 52 is 28352 etc.
Perfect - works as described! Thanks Rupert.
It's a funny thing - I have been using Micromine for many years, and only just thought that it should be possible to connect to google earth. All this time I have been dropping out of Micromine to use a GIS package instead.
Steve or Rupert - can you please tell me how to connect to Googl Earth (or Bing Maps) - can't seem to get it to work.
The easiest way is to use the XYZ Tiles but these were only made available in Micromine Origin 2023, which was released last week. If you have an older version you could use the WMTS option to create the link but I suggest you update and follow these steps:
Micromine Origin will treat the XYZ Tiles as an image so you can drape it onto a DTM if you wanted to.
I hope that helps.
Thanks a lot Rupert - works perfectly in MM 2023 !
I worked after installing MM Origin 2023 and loading google satellite with the url
This is a really great tool! Really pleased to have this working.