You should get automatic shielding in v10.02, although I took a look at the
county file in question and there were a few strange naming issues that
caused some of the interstate names to not be automatically recognized so
they weren't all shielded. I was able to fix that though.
What you can't get in Global Mapper is different shields for different
states. You just get interstate and US highway shielding and a base circle
shield for numbered state highways. There isn't any way to add custom
shields if you need custom shields for each state.
Global Mapper Support
On Behalf Of phpagnier
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 12:49 AM
Subject: [global_mapper] Re: How to display US intersate shields?
I am using Global Mapper V10.02
I'd like to get some understanding how Global Mapper displays/links these
shields - especially if it's done automatically...
So far the template pattern I've seen is limited to a simple circle....you
can try the "All Line" shapefile located at:
I am trying to reproduce the original shields: US interstate freeways,
state-specific shields (NV, CA etc) - and to be honest I was not expecting
Global Mapper to be able to automatically insert the right shield...
My first area of research was to seek if additional shapefiles were needed
to mimick the various shields found around the country. Several customers
have expressed the wish to see "actual" shields represented on our
Thanks for your help and guidance.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:global_mapper%40yahoogroups.com> , "Global Mapper Support"
> Typically the shielding for roads from Tiger Shapefiles is done
> automatically based on the name and road type. What version of Global
> are you using? Can you point me to a particular Tiger file that you are
> downloading that doesn't come in properly shielded?
> Global Mapper Support
> From: email@example.com
> On Behalf Of phpagnier
> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 9:09 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:global_mapper%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [global_mapper] How to display US intersate shields?
> Has anyone tried to display in Global Mapper the US interstate shields
> as I-5, for example) on top of the freeway vector itself?
> My source files are shapefiles downloaded from the Tiger project website
> I have not quite pieced together the right method to link these freeway
> shapefiles with the interstate shields.
> If someone has some experience in doing this, could you please provide
> pointers? This is much appreciated.
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