Part 5—Save a Map Image and Insert It Into a Document

Step 1 –
Save Your Map

  1. Go to Voyager's URL or pop-up drop-down menu and select Save.
    Location of URL Menu
  2. In the Save Image window that opens, click the GIF link.
  3. Location of GIF link on Save Image page
  4. When the image displays, download it to your hard drive. Be sure to change the file's default name (a series of digits, dots, and dashes) to something meaningful.
  5. Under the File menu in your browser window, select Save As...
    1. Give the file a meaningful name.
    2. Choose a place to save the file (in your Downloads or Documents folder, for example).
    3. Click Save.

An alternative way to save an image is to save the URL that produced it. The URL can then be entered in a browser at any time and Voyager will recreate the same map.

To access a map's URL, select URL > Save to open the Save Image window. NOTE: If nothing appears to happen when you select Save, a window named Save Image is probably already open. Simply locate that window and activate it. In the Save Image window, just below the GIF and Postscript options, select and copy the URL text that appears. Paste it into another document to save it.


Location of URL to copy

Step 2 –
Insert Your Map into a Presentation or Report Document

  1. Start a presentation application such as Microsoft PowerPoint or a word processing application and create a new document.
  2. From the menu bar, choose Insert > Picture > From File... and browse to where you stored your image. Select it and click Insert.
  3. When the image appears, use the handles to resize it to fit on your slide or page.

Step 3 –
Document Your Image Source (image attribution)

Please note that all map images and data provided by Jules Verne Voyager are for research and educational use only. Users may present and reproduce these maps for educational and non-commercial purposes. Any commercial use of proprietary data must be coordinated directly with data providers.

We highly recommend that you cite the data source and mapping tool for all map images you present, especially if you publish them on the Web or in papers. Information about Voyager's data sources are available by clicking the Information Sources link at the bottom of any Jules Verne Voyager page.

Suggested Citation:

"Image data provided by [use source cited on Information Sources page]. Map produced by UNAVCO's Jules Verne Voyager utilizing the Generic Mapping Tools."

PLEASE NOTE: Two data sources available through Voyager require that you include acknowledgement of their contribution.

  1. If you use any ARC Science Simulations' Face of the Earth® images, include this credit line:
    Data provided by ARC Science and Face of the Earth®.
  2. If you use any SeaWiFS images, include this credit line:
    Image data provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and ORBIMAGE.

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