Military Map in 3D

Check common operational picture (COP) or simple military map in 3D on any device worldwide.

Overview

Visualizing military plans in 3D brings many benefits. This documentation page lists the common 3D navigation tasks as panning to an area on earth, zooming to a specific military units or task, or interactively exploring your military mission:

Start 3D View

Press onto the 3D button in the bottom right-hand corner of the military map generator.

Switch between 2D map view and 3D map view in Military Map Generator

The map view will be started in 3D. By default you will fly-in to have an optimal view on the loaded operational picture (military map overlays). Check the chapter 3D Map Navigation to learn about the supported options to change and edit the camera position in the 3D view.

Military Map Layer in 3D

Identical to the '2D Map View' the view settings of the individual loaded Military Map Overlays (MilX-Layers) can be adjusted within the MilX Layers Menu:

Military Map Overlay (MilX-Layer) settings in 3D Map View




'MilX Layers' Menu supports the following set of functions in the 3D Map View:

Icon Function Description
Hide military map overlay (MilX-Layer) from display on 3D Map View
Show/Hide Hide military map overlay (MilX-Layer) from display on 3D map
Zoom extent of military map overlay (MilX-Layer) in 3D Map View
Zoom Layer Zoom extent of military map overlay (MilX-Layer) in 3D map view
Set transparency of military map overlay (MilX-Layer) in 3D Map View
Transparency Set transparency of military map overlay (MilX-Layer) in 3D map view

3D Map Navigation

The web application has been optimized to navigate the 3D Map on a mobile device using a touch screen:


Function Instruction
Pan (move map) Place one finger on screen and drag in direction to move map.
Zoom-in Place two fingers on screen and spread (pinch-to-zoom)
Zoom-out Place two fingers on screen and pinch (pinch-to-zoom)
Tilt / Change Pitch Place two fingers on screen and drag down or up
Rotate Touch and drag (place two fingers on screen and rotate them against each other)




Use the following functions to navigate the 3D Map on a desktop using a mouse:


Function Instruction
Pan (move map) Press and hold left mouse button and drag in direction to move map.
Zoom-in / Zoom-out Option 1: Use wheel button - Scroll to zoom in and out
Option 2: Press and hold right mouse button and drag cursor up or down.
Tilt / Change Pitch Press and hold 'Ctrl' key + left mouse button. Drag cursor to change pitch
Rotate Press and hold 'Shift' key + left mouse button. Drag cursor to rotate around own axis.




3D Navigation Panel




3D Navigate Shortkeys (Keyboard Shortcuts)

The following shortkeys (keyboard shortcuts) support an even faster navigation within the 3D Map:


Shortkey Function
ArrowLeft Move the camera to the left
ArrowRight Move the camera to the right
ArrowUp Move the camera forward
ArrowDown Move the camera backward
'+' or 'Z' Zoom-in
'-' or 'X' Zoom-out
Shift+ArrowUp Increase height/altitude of camera
Shift+ArrowDown Decrease height/altitude of camera
Ctrl+ArrowLeft Rotate the camera counter-clockwise (changes the heading)
Ctrl+ArrowRight Rotate the camera clockwise (changes the heading)
Ctrl+ArrowUp Look up (Tilt/Pitch up)
Ctrl+ArrowDown Look down (Tilt/Pitch down)
'N' If you have rotated your view, reset the orientation to face north.

Compass

Click the Compass button to reorient your scene with north straight up in your view. The compass icon is located in the bottom left corner of the web application map.army [www.map.army].

Compass in 3D Map View