|Figure 1. Main map, overview and focus inset map
Commonly the shape of a main map is in a rectangular shape. How to make it circular or any other shapes?. This tutorial will discuss it. Let's go!
First step: Prepare two map frames in a layout as a main map and a smaller one as an inset map as shown in figure 2.
|Figure 2. Main map with a small inset map
|Figure 4. Clipping settings tool
In the Clipping settings window as in figure 5. Check the Clip to item option and select the shape. The inset map's frame now should be clipped into the circular shape as in the figure 1.
|Figure 5. Clipping settings window
To change the shape, it could be done by changing the shape to predefined shapes (Triangle, Rectangle or Ellipse) from the shape's properties. Moreover if you want other shapes, you can draw a polygon using Add Node Item > Add Polygon tool as in figure 6.
|Figure 6. Add Polygon tool
Figure 7 shows inset map in ellipse, circular and polygon shape.
|Figure 7. Inset map in triangle, ellipse/circular and any polygon shape