Configuring the Map Manager role - Security Center 5.7

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.7

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The Map Manager is the central role that manages all mapping resources in Security Center, including imported map files, external map providers, and KML objects. It acts as the map server to all client applications that require maps. You must configure this role before you can start using maps on your system.

What you should know

The Map Manager role is created by default at software installation, and assigned to the main server.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Map Manager role, and click the Properties tab.
  3. Under the Map providers section, connect the Map Manager to third-party map providers.
    Map providers are GIS systems. Most of them require a license to use. Once configured, they appear in the list of available choices when you create geographic maps.
  4. (Optional) In the Map layers section, import the KML objects you want to show on your maps.
  5. Set the Cache location for your maps.
    The cache is a folder where the map tiles are stored. When you create maps from images files, the role generates a set of small images, called map tiles, for each zoom level at which you need to view the map. The larger the map scale, the more map tiles the role needs to generate. The default folder is C:\ProgramData\Security Center\Maps.
    Best Practice: If you are setting up role failover, set the cache to a location that can be reached by all servers assigned to the role. If the role cannot reach the configured cache location, it will regenerate the map tiles from the source files stored in the Directory database, and save them to the default cache location.
  6. Click Default map, and select the default map for your system.
    The system default map, also known as the global default map, is used when a user does not have a personalized default map configured. You can only set the global default map after you have created your first map.
  7. Click Apply.