You are able to use backgrounds that are available in the Iris Maps Visualisation app; you can change the colour of the background, or you can create your own background in another programme.
Use an existing background
You could, for example, add a map of South Africa and then plot the regional hubs in JHB, DBN and CT.
Right-click on the map canvas. The drop-down menu will be displayed.
Click Set map properties.
The Set Map Properties pop-up will be displayed.
There are three tabs in the accordion that you can use to set the map properties.
Let’s have a look at the Maps Attributes tab.
You can set the background colour.
If you would like the background to have a gradient, you can add another colour here. Remember to use the hex values.
If you would like to choose an existing background, select one from the drop-down list.
Click Upload to upload a background that you have created or saved from somewhere else. Remember to save the background as a .png before you upload it.
You can set different images on the canvas in each or just one of the corners.
Click Upload to upload an image or logo. Remember to save it as a .png before uploading.