Configuring the Map Manager role - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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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 during installation of Security Center, and is 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. In the Map providers section, connect the Map Manager to third-party map providers.
    A map provider is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used to create geographic maps. Most of them require a license to use. These systems can be offline or online. The following Map providers are supported:
    An offline GIS that must be installed on all Security Center client machines.
    A company that offers an online GIS based on the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET.
    Bing map, Bing hybrid map, and Bing satellite map are online map providers offered by Microsoft.
    Google map and Google terrain map are online map providers offered by Google.
    Custom *
    A Tile Map Service (TMS) server, such as one provided by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, can be added as an online map provider.
    A Web Map Service (WMS) server can be added as an online map provider.
  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 must 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 all servers assigned to the role can reach. If the role cannot reach the configured cache location, it regenerates the map tiles from source file stored in the Directory database, and saves them to the default cache location.
  6. In the Default map list, select the default map for your system.
    The system default map, also known as the global default map, is used when a user has not configured a personalized default map. You can only set the global default map after creating your first map.
  7. After all client applications have been upgraded to Security Center 5.9 or later, switch Backward compatibility OFF.
    Backward compatibility is not required by new installations and is disabled by default. On systems upgraded from Security Center 5.8 or earlier, Backward compatibility is automatically switched ON to allow client applications that have not been upgraded to work normally.
  8. Click Apply.