Manifold GIS

How to create hyperlinks in Manifold GIS

A hyperlink is always necessary on a map, we have used it, for example, in a cadastral layer to associate photographs, cadastral certificate, registry deed or in the case of the municipal layer to associate information related to that territory, mainly that which does not it is easily tabulated. We will see in this case how to create hyperlinks in a map using the program Manifold GIS.

1 The layer

Manifold handles files with a .map extension, which in themselves are equivalent to a personal geodatabase, where images, vector layers, tables, etc. can be stored. But there can also be only linked files just like an ArcGIS mxd would.

So to associate a hyperlink, the object must have a table; This can be outside the map (linked) or even in an external database of type Oracle, MySQL etc.

2 How to do it

The first thing is to add a new column, it is assigned name and type, in this case we choose url.

manifold gis create hyperlink

Then in this the address of the associated file is placed, this can be local, in one of the disks of the machine, in an intranet with IP or team name or even in Internet with a URL of type http: //

Manifold accepts addresses that have spaces, even in web url, it does the transformation of characters when calling the object.

manifold gis create hyperlink

3. The result

To open the hyperlink, just click on the map and it will lift the file in the respective program.

manifold gis create hyperlink

So that it does not raise the hyperlink as a primary object, it is clicked using the ctrl key, in this way it will raise the table of data associated with the object.

manifold gis create hyperlink 

In case of sending the file to an IMS service, the hyperlink is maintained, this is one of the tricks used to work with multiple files in an IMS publication as we saw it does few days.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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