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AtlasStyler Quickstart


AtlasStyler (Styling layers with SLD)

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Getting Started

AtlasStyler is an end-user based application, that allows you to create .SLD files for your vectordata.

  1. The OSGeo-Live DVD uses the Xubuntu Operating system which has a temporary small problem with Java-based applications: As a solution please right-click on menu-bar (Where ‘Applications’ and ‘Places’ is listed) and select ‘Customize Panel’. There check the ‘Autohide’ option. The menubar is now hidden unless your mouse reaches the top of the screen.
  2. Go to Geospatial ‣ Desktop GIS ‣ AtlasStyler to start the application.
  3. Use the import buttons to either add ESRI Shapefiles oder PostGIS datasources to your project.
  4. To import PostGIS, the correct database settings are already preset in the dialog. Just enter the password ‘user’ to add the ‘10m_land’ layer.
  5. To import a Shapefile, choose ‘/home/user/data/natural_earth/10m_lakes.shp’ for example.
  6. Click the tool-icon in the layer legend and select style. The main AtlasStyler dialog will open. While you change the style, the ‘automatic preview’ option at the bottom will allow to see your changes on the fly. If the data is too big (or the system too slow) deactivate the ‘automatic preview’ checkbox.
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