WinTOTAL's Map Wizard can retrieve several different types of map depending
on your needs and you have full control to adjust the map for your current
In the second step of the Map Wizard, specify a
map type in the Type drop-down menu. Types include:
Road Map - A typical street map like those that have
always been available in WinTOTAL
Aerial Map - A satellite photograph of the area
containing your properties
Hybrid Map - A satellite photograph of the area
containing your properties with street names and details overlaid
If your Internet connection stalls or the map does not load
for any other reason, just click the Refresh
button above the map area to force WinTOTAL to retrieve the map
If you retrieve an aerial or hybrid map it may contain a
range map dates in the bottom right corner. Unlike traditional
street maps, aerial and hybrid maps are built from a series of
photograph panels taken at different times. This date range just
means that your map area is built out of multiple panel
photographs taken at different times.
WinTOTAL can also display bird's eye view maps depicting an oblique
overhead view of your subject property for reference purposes. To view a
bird's eye map of the property, click the eye icon to the right of the type
drop-down menu. Bear in mind, bird's eye view maps cannot be printed,
annotated, or placed in a report. You must select a different map type before
Once WinTOTAL finishes retrieving the map you request, you can adjust the
map's zoom and centering.
To re-center the map, click anywhere on the map, hold down the click,
and move your mouse in the opposite direction you wish to move the map.
To change the map zoom, click on of the zoom levels across the top of
the map or use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out.
Next, select a pre-named title or type in a title for your map using the
Title field to the upper right corner of the map.
As necessary, you can edit and annotate your
map using the tools provided. To simply move or verify the placement of a
balloon, you have several options:
To move the balloon's head, click and drag the head of the balloon to
the desired location
To move the tail of the balloon, click the white square at the end of
the tail and drag it to the desired location
To move the balloon based on a property's GPS coordinates, click the
property address in the Address Information pane and type in the correct GPS
To manually move an entire balloon, click to select the balloon, then
click Add/Move Balloon in the Balloon tab
on the left. Then, click the desired location for the tail of the map to
move the entire balloon to the new location
If you believe the balloon's placement is incorrect, you can verify it
against Google's Maps and MapQuest. Just click the questionable balloon to
select it and then click the Google or
MapQuest links to call up the same maps in Google or
MapQuest so you can compare maps.
When finished customizing your map, click Next to
continue through the Map Wizard or click Finish if you're not
retrieving any other map information.