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To start the editor, click the "Weathermap Editor" menu item on the GroundWork Monitor main menu. You will then be presented with a startup dialog box similar to the following:
!weathermap-startup_0.gif|hspace=5px|align=left,border=1!
!weathermap-startup_0.gif|alt="Weathermap startup",title="Weathermap startup"!

From the startup dialog, you can create a new map, make a copy of an existing map, or open an existing map for editing. To create a new map, type a name in the "Named:" edit box and click the "Create" button. To create and edit a copy of an existing map, type a name in the appropriate edit box, choose the original map from the drop-down list, and click the "Create Copy" button. To edit an existing map, click the hyperlinked map name from the list of files.

To set the global map properties, click the "Map Properties" menu item. A dialog box similar to the following will then be presented:
!weathermap-properties_0.gif|hspace=5px|align=left,border=1!
!weathermap-properties_0.gif|alt="Weathermap properties",title="Weathermap properties"!

{Note}The "Map Title" field essentially provides a description for the map, and does not appear on the map itself. Instead it is used as a file description, and is typically displayed next to the map somewhere (Cacti shows the title above the map, for example).{Note}

To manipulate the properties of a device, click once on the desired node element. A dialog box similar to the following will then be presented:
!weathermap-node-properties_0.gif|hspace=5px|align=left,border=1!
!weathermap-node-properties_0.gif|alt="Weathermap node properties",title="Weathermap node properties"!

The "Internal Name" is a used as a node identifier within Weathermap itself and must be unique. The editor assigns a default identifier, but you can use your own values if you want to make the configuration file self-documenting.

To manipulate the properties of a link, click once on the desired link element. A dialog box similar to the following will then be presented:
!weathermap-link-properties_0.gif|hspace=5px|align=left,border=1!
!weathermap-link-properties_0.gif|alt="Edit link properties",title="Edit link properties"!

The "Maximum Bandwidth" setting is used to calculate the current load as a percentage, which is used by the weathermap generator to determine the link color.