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Shapes are basically simple images which can be moved and positioned on the map. Shapes are meant to be layout elements, and allow the users to create maps that are less static.

To add a shape to your map, go to Edit Map | Add Special | Shape, then from the ”icon” pull down menu select the image you wish to add to the map. Leave the other default options as is and click “Save”. Repeat the steps for any additional shapes that you wish to add to your map.

If you want to get more information about the other available parameters, read bellow.

Value Default Description
icon none Filename of the shape.
x none X axis coordinate
y none Y axis coordinate
enable_refresh 0 This option activates the shape for regular updates in the frontend. This is only needed for dynamic shape images which change once in a while.
hover_menu 0 Enable/Disable the hover menu
hover_url none URL which should be displayed when hovering over the image. By default there is no action on hover.
hover_delay inherited Delay of hover menu appearance in seconds
url none URL where the Icon should link to. By default there is no link. The value can be empty to disable the link.
url_target _self Target of the Icon link, this option adapts <a target=“”> (_self is same window)
use none Comma separated list of object templates to use.
z 1 The z option defines the order of icons which are stacked on top of each other. The highest value will be displayed on top. The background image has the value of 0. So valid values should be above or equal 1. Note: To prevent conflicts with the header navigation you should keep this value below 100.