Best Way to Integrate an Atlas?

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Ken Thompsen | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 24 2021 12:44 PM

The Atlas tool just defaults to FL's online maps. Nothing wrong with that, and it's still great, but I'm afraid my own paid resources are being neglected. Is there another way to integrate purchased atlases in an organized and convenient way like the default Atlas feature?

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 24 2021 1:03 PM

Well, we're all different. I tag my map and chart resources (ie create a collection), and then use a CitedBy panel tied to my Bibles. Not perfect, but my resources don't feel neglected (and I catch more than the system Atlas).

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Ken Thompsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 24 2021 1:09 PM

DMB:

Well, we're all different. I tag my map and chart resources (ie create a collection)

Anything is helpful to me. I'm a total noob. All I know how to do so far is prioritize resources, but Atlases don't seem to be the type of literature that has any effect on that. Thanks for the pointers.

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 24 2021 4:33 PM

Ken Thompsen:

The Atlas tool just defaults to FL's online maps. Nothing wrong with that, and it's still great, but I'm afraid my own paid resources are being neglected. Is there another way to integrate purchased atlases in an organized and convenient way like the default Atlas feature?

I don't have an answer for you, Ken, but I do share the pain.

It would be great to right-click a place name and have it open a relevant map (i.e. one that talks about that place in that time-frame), but I've never been able to get that working well in 15 years of owning Logos. It's probably my biggest disappointment with what is otherwise superbly useful software.

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Ken Thompsen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 24 2021 4:45 PM

Allen Browne:

Ken Thompsen:

The Atlas tool just defaults to FL's online maps. Nothing wrong with that, and it's still great, but I'm afraid my own paid resources are being neglected. Is there another way to integrate purchased atlases in an organized and convenient way like the default Atlas feature?

I don't have an answer for you, Ken, but I do share the pain.

It would be great to right-click a place name and have it open a relevant map (i.e. one that talks about that place in that time-frame), but I've never been able to get that working well in 15 years of owning Logos. It's probably my biggest disappointment with what is otherwise superbly useful software.

I thought I was just missing something, but it sounds more complicated than I thought. Oh well, I'm still happy to read an Atlas as any other book, and it's still nice to have the built in Atlas for searches and reference.

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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 24 2021 7:06 PM

Allen Browne:
It would be great to right-click a place name and have it open a relevant map (i.e. one that talks about that place in that time-frame)

Yes, that would be a dream...

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 5:54 AM

Ditto!

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 1 2021 9:05 AM

Denise’s suggestion does work and isn’t too complicated - I’ve been doing the same ever since Carta came out in Logos. I’m not at my laptop at the moment so can’t give you any screenshots, so this is all from memory.

  • From the Tools menu, select “Collections”
  • select New
  • Name it “Atlases”
  • enter “type:atlas” (no quotes) as the collection rule
  • next time you’re looking at a passage, open a “Cited by” window (Tools/Cited by) and you might need to move the Atlases collection to the top.

Any time the active reference is referred to by one of your atlases a link to it will appear in the “cited by” tab. 
If this is what you want it’s worth updating your default layout so that you always have the tab open.

That’s all from memory so please feel free to correct me!

Edit: you only need to do this setup work once.

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