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  1. I am using the "region" of "Geographic names" and would like to modify it. It currently has ALL geographic names, and I am hoping for it to only show a few of the names. I thus went into "Define Region Layers" and created a new list, but I can't figure out how to deselect individual labels. For example, I do need the Jordan River and Dead Sea, but I don’t need Sorek River. That is just an example. Thank you for any help anyone is able to provide. Sincerely, Kristin
  2. I tried searching the forums for these two issues but came up short. I'm running Mac OS 10.14.6, Accordance 13.1.7, with Dark Mode enabled. #1 - Editing a User Layer in the 2D Atlas (see Screenshot 1). When I go to edit my new User Layer (Tovar Bible Study), parts of the editing palette that appears are very difficult to see. #2 - Editing a User Note and adding a Resource Link (See Screenshot 2). The text I enter in the "Search" field is very difficult to see (light gray against white background). Is there any thing I can do to fix either of these issues? Secondly, is it possible to further customize the editing palette (i.e. make it bigger)?
  3. דוד בן משה

    3d atlas help?

    For some reason I can't grab a 3d image from the map. I'm running 13.1.3 on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. The screenshot shows the error I keep getting. Is there something that can be done? Thanks in advance.
  4. I use the Accordance Atlas module quite a lot for college teaching purposes, but there is one aspect of it that I find very frustrating: scaling and scrolling. Showing the same region over time in multiple class sessions is made difficult. Also, adding places to the map via search causes the scale to change. For example, suppose I adjust the map so that it’s zoomed in as far as possible while still showing Ur, Haran, and Hebron on the screen. If I then search for Bethel, boom, the map scale changes and now we’re looking at a close-up of Judea and Samaria; even Kinneret is no longer visible, much less Haran and Ur. So … if the following map features exist, I would love to know how to find/use them, and if they do not exist, they would make excellent additions to a module that hasn’t changed much in quite a few years. The ability to set the map scale by direct numerical input (1:2808000 or whatever, in the lower left-hand corner) in addition to the +/– scale buttons. The ability to center the map window on a particular site or latitude/longitude. The ability to “freeze” the map scale and scrolling position, both to prevent accidental changes and to prevent search from “zooming in” on search results.
  5. bdollahite

    Atlas Feature Request: Scale

    I appreciate all the fine work that has been placed into this atlas design and functionality. Currently when the Atlas module displays a map — in the lower left corner a scale is shown, indicating one unit on the map is X units on the ground. This is useful and standard. Next to it is a "distance scale" for measuring distance on the map when it is printed or copied for presentation use. This is also vey useful. However, this scale is shown in metric units only. While I acknowledge that metric is the measurement of science (archeology) many lay people think in feet, yards, miles, etc. Having the option to choose which units of measure are displayed on the scale is sufficient to meet the feature request need. An even better solution would be to display the two common measurements (Metric and "English?") on the same line — say miles above the line and KM below it, or vice versa – with on the line place tick marks (above and below) that indicated units 1 to 5, 10, and 20. This would allow people who think in either system to appreciate distances on a map (and the tick marks would allow them to measure things at a reasonable precision relative to the map. (This functionality all exists when the Atlas module is use interactively, - my issue is around when the map become a static image used in a presentation.) Another issue is where to place this scale. Currently the scale shown in metric units is displayed at the left side of the vertical size bar. Thus when a map is copied and pasted into a presentation, one needs to copy the size bar which has no map data on it and either waste precious display space or make two copies of the map and crop on so that its only the scale info, and crop the other copy so that the vertical size bar is not seen. Then place the scale only copy on top of the other map image. This is a lot of work — but it is a functional work around. What I suggest is placing the scale "on" the map itself. I acknowledge that placing a scale on the map, even with transparency controls enable for it - may cover key places. I think that can be addressed since the maps can be sized so that the scale does not cover any important item being displayed (as rarely would one place important items on a edge of a map). Even if that were the case, the one map solution could be implemented to either make the scale drag-able so that a user could place it wherever they want or even outside the area of map they plan to copy should they not want a scale. Accordance could also offer an option not to display a scale. If dragging is to hard to code, another implementation could be to allow a user to pick the area in which to display the scale (e.g., top left, top center, top right, bottom left, bottom center, bottom right, or not displayed). All of the above suggestions are not directives much rather my brainstorming as how one could meet my requested feature. The need is for a scale with English units and metric units (or even preference table where a user could choose one or two units to be displayed with tick marks on the scale. This would allow people who think in other measurement (nautical miles for example), cubits, etc. to have their one or two units of choice displayed. Again, how Accordance provides this functionality is not my right to dictate. My desire is to express a need; offer suggestions that explain the need's use case, and let Accordance Product Management and developers decide the how.
  6. theblackbluejay

    Expanded Atlas

    Is it possible to expand the geographical scope of the Accordance Atlas? I do a lot of work with Ethiopic, Ethiopian Christianity, and Ethiopian Judaism, and being able to make custom maps in Accordance that include both Ethiopia and South Arabia would be incredibly helpful. The lack of this makes it more difficult to use the Accordance Atlas in general, as I have to switch between applications due to not having all of my maps in the same place. Thanks! David
  7. sixsteps

    Crossway ESV Bible Atlas

    I wish I could get this on Accordance: Crossway ESV Bible Atlas https://www.crossway.org/books/crossway-esv-bible-atlas-hccase/
  8. Hi there, I'm aware that there's no way to add custom sites to the Atlas. However, is it possible to convert existing site names into a non-Latin script (e.g. Arabic)? Technically, I'm not looking to create a new Atlas site, but rename an existing one. I'm hoping to help a non-English speaker brush up on his ancient geography. Much appreciated.
  9. Under the File menu when in the Atlas, I am able to choose "Save As Picture" to export a map as either a JPG or PNG bitmap. Is there a way to save a map as a vector-based file, such as EPS, SVG, etc? I have been able to do a partial work around by "printing" a map as a PDF. Unfortunately, the PDF that is generated from Atlas is not very clean and it breaks the map image into "pages." Ideally, I would like to be able to save a map file in a vector-based format so various elements such as labels, call-outs, routes, region names, etc would be editable in vector-based image editing software. If that is not possible, as a minimum, I would like to be able to "print" to a PDF file, and the resulting PDF be a single monolithic map/image, rather than it being broken into pages. Is this possible? Thank you for the help. Jeff
  10. Paul Meiklejohn

    Atlas not opening.

    I'm using Acc.12.3.2 on a 13" MacBook pro and I've just noticed an odd bug. Whenever I do a fresh open on Accordance that my toolbar atlas icon doesn't respond and my Atlas folder in Library doesn't have any coloured maps available. I can go into Apple finder and open the maps from there by double-clicking and then I can use maps in accordance as normal, until I close it and then I have to open the maps manually again.
  11. Timothy Jenney

    #160) Josiah's Death

    The latest Lighting the Lamp podcast, #160) Josiah's Death, is up and available for viewing: https://www.accordancebible.com/Josiahs-Death It is a study of this important incident with an emphasis on using atlases in Bible study. The battle in which Josiah dies is centered around the pass at Megiddo, through which Pharaoh Neco must pass if he is to join forces with Assyria to resist Babylon's expansion. The subsequent battle at Carchemish is one of the most important events in ancient Near Eastern history. Remember, this week is March Mapness, so it is a great time to add an atlas or two to your Accordance library!
  12. The distance measure is very handy in Atlas. However, sometimes it is very easy to forget how to call it out simply by pressing the option key. If there is a icon in Atlas toolbar next to 3D map would be very helpful. Moreover, I think the defined user function has great possibility to make nice pictures in teaching and bible study. I found that one thing can make the map clearer is user is able to adjust the text sizes and colors to avoid the overlap of mixed information. Therefore, in a map, people can easily read the different importance of different layers information. Besides, maybe in the future, users can also share personal nice setting with others. Thanks a lot!
  13. Hello. I just installed Atlas 2.2, but only brown and beige can be shown. Other colors is not possible, location of files is asked again and again. Though I already installed and can't install or download again in Easy Install. How can I solve this problem? My accordance 10.4.5. JOY
  14. muellereike

    Mouse Input for Atlas module

    I really appreciate the updates to the Atlas module that make navigation easier with a touchpad, but I primarily use my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode with a magic mouse. Since Apple users already have an API for the Apple Maps module, could the same commands (shift, alt + swipe) be added to the Atlas module to control zoom, tilt, and rotate?
  15. Ben

    Atlas Data

    Hi, I'm wondering if there's a source for the Atlas data, specifically routes, specifically the minor road indicated going from the sea road between Tyre and Sidon towards Dan. See attached file. Thanks.
  16. While creating custom layers in Atlas, could there be an UNDO feature, just in case 3 steps down you realize you made a mistake, and instead of losing all the data/moves you previously made because you didn't click save, you could hit undo for a few steps instead? Also, After CMD-F (Find) on map, I realize that there is no CLEAR ALL SEARCHES button, but what I'd have to do to make all the highlighted "found" cities not be red is to close the map and open a new one. But then, there's all the selections I've also made, etc. When showing a class it'd be nice to be able to clear my searches and start afresh right from the same map. (Even an option to have those cities stay on the map but revert to normal lettering?)
  17. farcas

    Timeline-Atlas Feature

    Just an idea, but one I think would be amazing... What if there was connection (something akin to the LINK command) between different resources and the Atlas or Timeline....or the Atlas to the Timeline...? Imagine scrolling through a time period and seeing the atlas transform based on the time! This would certainly sanctify the imagination! Thanks!
  18. Timothy Jenney

    #139 Accordance Graphics Bundle

    To celebrate our special sale on Accordance's Graphics Bundle, we have a brand new podcast this week! This podcast replaces an older version (#15), which was produced years ago at a measly 600x400. It was great for the day, but was beginning to show its age. Our latest Lighting the Lamp podcasts are all full HD (1920x1080), so there's lots more space to show off these amazing three graphics resources. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/164200469
  19. I have heard that you can measure distances using the Accordance Bible Atlas. I have searched high-and-low to find out how. I still don't believe there is an easier way than treating my monitor like a paper map and counting inches. John P.S. Is there any way to convert km to mi within Bible Atlas? Unbelievably frustrating.
  20. Juan D. Pinto

    Separate Atlas App

    I've always thought that the iPad would make the perfect tool for a comprehensive historical map of the biblical world. I've often looked in the App Store for something to satisfy my needs but sadly no one has ever done even a somewhat decent job of this, at least as far as I've found. I know that there are plans to bring the Accordance Atlas over to iOS, for which I am very excited. Hopefully this comes sooner than later! I was just thinking that instead of incorporating it into the Accordance App, it may be more beneficial to create an entirely separate app dedicated strictly to the Atlas. How great would that be! The entire app could be designed with mapping technology in mind. And not only would us faithful Accordance users finally get access to our beloved Atlas, but I think it would also enable many other people out there to experience what a biblical atlas has to offer without having to go through the Accordance App to access it. Anyway, just an idea.
  21. Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World Edited by Richard J. A. Talbert http://press.princeton.edu/images/j6773.gif http://press.princeton.edu/titles/6773.html Although hard copies of the atlas are prohibitively expensive, an iPad app of it is extremely reasonable. http://press.princeton.edu/apps/barrington-atlas/ It would be nice to have in Accordance!
  22. I have Atlas installed and mostly working, but I am getting an error message when I try to open Atlas in certain backgrounds, or change to certain backgrounds. The culprits are: Infrared, Light Browns, Night Vision, and Satellite. Instead I get the error message: "The file "name of background" can not be used, because it has a different data format from the other Atlas files already opened. Please be sure that all Atlas files available to Accordance are installed from the same CD-ROM" I am using Accordance 11.0.3 and Atlas 2.2 Atlas 2.2 was an downloaded upgrade from Atlas 1 which was bought on a CD. Any ideas what i need to do to get full functionality back again?
  23. https://dhp.org/gd507.html Discovery House Bible Atlas by John Beck Details “Those living in the Promised Land had the settings for Bible stories all around them,” writes John Beck. The Discovery House Bible Atlas brings you fascinating insights to enrich your understanding of the Bible and help you view the land as if it were your native country. Packed with scores of photographs, full-color maps, expert commentary, and much more, this beautiful volume connects the geography of the Bible with its text, bringing clarity and greater meaning to the events and teachings of Scripture. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. John Beck is a scholar, educator, and writer with extensive experience in biblical geography. He has a Ph.D. in theology and Old Testament from Trinity International University and is an adjunct faculty member at Jerusalem University College in Israel. His passion is to make the wisdom of the Bible understandable to Christians, and he has been writing on this topic for more than sixteen years, both within and outside of the Middle East. Additional Information Product Code: GD507 ISBN: 978-1-57293-801-4 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 352 PubDate Feb 3, 2015 Trim Size: 8.5 x 11
  24. I'm thankful for the new info pane in Accordance 11. It looks up the references instantaneously. The cover art on the commentaries is a neat feature. When you click on the graphic it opens up and tracks with the entries. I'm particularly impressed how it works with multiple references. When I opened a workspace of favorite verses, then clicked add parallel and chose info pane, it brought it up in seconds. The shift-click for verses that runs a quick topic search saves time and effort. One question: How do you select all the verses in the cross-reference section (like you do in a tool that puts the verses all in a separate pane)??? It's also great how quickly the atlas and timeline links pull up.
  25. Hi, I'm trying to edit the 'Roman Provinces' Region Set map. What I'd like to do is to display the regions data that comes there but remove the colour fill so that the map can be printed and written on. Can this be done through defining 4 user layers ('My Roman Empire, My NT Palestine, etc.) and then in those layers can I set the borders/colours that I want. Then create a 'set' called 'My Roman Provinces' that combines these 4 layers? Is there a better way to customise colours without loosing the default settings? Daniel
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