No background map in exported PDF?

Some of you may have noticed that when the Features are exported to a PDF file, the background image that was displayed in Map View does not show up in the PDF file.

There are a few different types of background maps employed by our mobile apps.

1) Apple Map

The Apple Map comes standard with most of our iOS apps. It is available whenever wi-fi is available. The Apple Map cannot be output to a PDF file. You could, however, use your iOS device to capture a snapshot of the displayed map and obtain a photo file. Then you could use a program (such as Microsoft Word) to insert the photo into a document then print to a PDF file.

2) Portable CMT Background Image (*.pim)

The .pim files are the Portable Image files for use as off-line maps in our iPad, iPhone and Windows Mobile apps. You will need to use the optional CMT PC mapping software program to create the .PIM files from geo-referenced geotiff, geojpeg, MRSID, ECW and captured Google Earth map images. You will be able to select just a small portion of the map that you need to make a .pim file for use on your mobile device.

The Utility Data Collection, Farming GPS GIS , Forester GPS GIS, Farming GPS GIS II and Forester GPS GIS II apps are able to output the displayed .pim background map to PDF.

3) CMT Job map (*.pmp)

Some of our iOS apps (such as iCMTGIS II, iGPSGIS II and Utility Data Collection) also provide a Map option under the Background Map function. You can use this option to load the image of an existing job map (*.pmp) to use as the background map for another job. The Utility Data Collection app can output the .pbm map to PDF.

4) Portable CMT Basemap (*.pbm)
The CMT Basemaps are only available for the counties in the USA. You will need to use the optional CMT PC mapping software to load the CMT Basemaps and prepare the .pbm registered images. iCMTGIS II, iGPSGIS II and Utility Data Collection provide the ability to display the .pbm maps. Utility Data Collection can output the .pbm map to PDF.

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