The Map Editor

Note: This section is basically unaltered from the v0.7 manual. The editor hasn't really changed since then, except to fix some bugs, and work with the new config directives - that is to say, it won't edit them, but nor will it remove/damage them. It's still true to say that the editor is the easiest way to initially lay out your map, and pick your TARGETs if you use Cacti, but after that, some hand-editing will help with cosmetics.

New in version 0.7, there is a partially-complete interactive editor included. In this release, it allows for visual layout of nodes and links, modification of most parameters, and some integration with Cacti for picking data-sources. It is not integrated into Cacti's management pages, OR access control.

To use the editor, you need to make a few extra considerations beyond those needed by the command-line weathermap software, as detailed in the Installation Guide.

Once you have all that taken care of, put a copy of one of your configuration files into the configs directory you just created, and then go to: http://www.your.web.server/cacti/php-weathermap/editor.php (or whereever you put it). You should get a menu to either create a map, or open the ones you just put in that directory.

Hopefully, the actual editor is fairly self-explanatory.

There are a number of things not editable in the editor currently:

Luckily, the editor shouldn't damage any of these things that you put into the configuration file by hand, so it's safe to do some work in the editor where it's quicker or more intuitive, and then fine-tune the file by hand.