Google Maps Background (Images in Express)

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Christophenburg
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Google Maps Background (Images in Express)

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Hello!

I've just picked up Express to see if it's possible to do something before I commit to Pro, but it may be that I can't do this in Express. Either way, I'm looking to import an image from Google Maps to then overlay track on, so I can essentially model a real location by directly placing track on a scaled image. Is that possible, and are there tools to make sure images are scaled correctly?

Thanks

Christoph
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Re: Google Maps Background (Images in Express)

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Hello Christoph,

You can use background images in our Pro edition. We provide the differences for your convenience at
https://www.railmodeller.com/express-edition-en.html

The dimensions of an image can be entered in 'real world' dimensions in the Image Inspector when the image layer is selected to make sure they match expectations in 1:1 scale, e.g. when building:

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Cheers,
Jan
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