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Map Units

Tinderbox uses the same units for a number of Map view related attributes:

When used for position, attributes use two unit values to give Map co-ordinates.

Whereas co-ordinate values may be positive of negative, for basic sizing positive values should always be specified.

To map Tinderbox units to pixels use this formula: (N*36)-4 where N is the map unit figure. Thus 3 map unit = (3*36)-4 = 104 pixels. The '-4' adjustment is because Tinderbox allows a 2 pixel 'outer' buffer all round. As this buffer area never overlaps during automatic spacing of notes, it ensures at least a minimum 4 pixels gap between map icons.