To add a raster-based surface to your
- In Display Manager,
- In the Data Connect window,
select Add Raster Image or Surface Connection in
the Data Connections By Provider list.
- Under Connection Name,
type a name for this connection.
You can give the connection any name you like.
This name appears in Map Explorer as the name of
the feature source.
- Specify the folder that contains your
surface. Click the folder icon to browse to the folder.
- Click Connect.
- Hold your cursor over the name of the
surface file to see a pop-up window that displays its coordinate
system, for example, UTM27-10.
When you add data to
your map, you must specify its original coordinate system. AutoCAD Map 3D automatically
converts the data from that coordinate system to the one specified
for your map.
- Click Edit Coordinate Systems and,
in the Edit Spatial Contexts dialog box,
click the entry and click Edit.
Select the entry and
click Edit to specify the coordinate
system for the surface
- Select the coordinate system you saw
in the pop-up window. Click OK twice
to return to the Data Connect window.
- In the Add Data To Map area,
select the surfaces to include.
If this source contains
only a single surface, that surface is selected automatically. If
it contains multiple surfaces, you can right-click any of them and
select Select All or Select
- To combine all the images on one map
layer, select Combine Into One Layer. This
is useful for combining a series of images to create a single layer.
- Click Add To Map.
The surface is added
to your map.