The Tour Map is used to not only add location information to nodes and to view node location, but it is also a place to link nodes together to create a tour using maps and floor plans.
Maps – Choose a map to work with. World Map is the default map that is based on OpenStreetMap tiles. World Map Topo and the Google maps are also available. The default map can be changed in Pano2VR’s Settings > Images > Default Map.
Add Map – Click to add a map and/or a floor plan.
To add custom map tiles, open the Properties panel and add the tile provider’s URL.
When adding a Floor Plan, you’ll be prompted to choose an image file (your floor plan). This, too, will be given a unique ID and can be chosen as the map to use in the Map element.
Properties for added maps and floor plans can be adjusted in the Map Properties in the Properties Panel.
Click the Linking Options button in the Tour Map for the following options.
Link Both Ways – Select to link nodes in both directions when using Link Mode. A node linked both ways is indicated by arrows on both ends of the blue linking line.
Switch Node in Link Mode – Select this to switch to the linked node when creating a link in Link Mode. When not selected, the originating node will stay active.
Show All Links – Select this option to show all the links between nodes. Links are seen as blue lines between map markers.
The following options let you choose the automatic linking mode.
★ Images must be geotagged and their north directions correctly set for automatic linking to work.
Sequential – The nodes will be linked together in their order in the Tour Browser.
Closest Node – The nodes will be linked to their closest neighbor based on GPS data, or when using a floor plan, their position on the floor plan.
✭ This is the suggested mode for uploading to Google Street View.
Complete - This links each node to every other node in the tour.
✭ Caution: This may result in many hotspots in each node.
Remove All Links - Click to remove all links.
Positioning and Orienting
This button shows all modes available that help in setting a node’s location and orientation.
Measure Distance – Use the Measure Distance mode to measure a floor plan’s size. This is needed if you’d like to integrate the map with the world map. This is useful for indoor tours.
To measure distances:
Select Measure Distance. The mouse pointer will change to a crosshair.
Click a beginning point and then an end point of something in the floor plan that you know the length of; for instance, a wall.
Enter the length (of the wall, or whatever has just been measured).
Pano2VR can now calculate the size of the floor plan.
Pick Landmark – Pick Landmark mode is used for finding a node’s North position. See: Set North with Pick Landmark
Triangulation – Locate a node’s location using known locations. More information to come.
Geolocate Map – This mode allows for floor plan placement on the world map and then GPS data can be applied to the nodes. This is particularly useful for tours that are taken indoors where location data is not available.
Center Current Node – Centers the currently selected node on the map.
Fit Nodes in Window / Fit Floor Plan in Window – Fits all nodes within the window, or in floor plan mode, fits the floor plan image within the window.
Zoom – Use this slider to zoom in and out of the map or floor plan.
Move Map Pins
To move a single pin, drag it to its new location.
To move pins that have not been selected, press Alt and then drag the inactive pins.
To move a selection of pins:
Press Shift and drag over the pins to select them.
Press Command (macOS) or Control (win) to view the selected area then drag the selection to move the pins at the same time.
While pressing Command/Control, drag the corner handles to reposition the pins. The pins will move relative to the box; their distances will change based on the box’s aspect ratio.
Press Command-Shift or Control-Shift and drag on the box’s handles to keep the box’s aspect ratio fixed.
Press Command and click in the outer area of the center control to rotate the selection.