When you first start the Ecotect Wind Rose feature, it contacts the Autodesk map server and displays an online map beneath the wind rose. This requires that you have an internet connection in order to communicate with the map server. If you see an error message instead of a map, check your internet connection.
This map itself is initially centered on the location of the current project. Depending on the size of the main plugin window, you may see the map move slightly from this location as it tries to fit the positional information popup within the view. However, you can use the lock map option to reposition it exactly if you need to.
Zooming in and panning around within this area is perfectly valid and will usually be required in order to locate the exact view you are after. However, moving the map too far outside this area, or into a different climatological region will mean that the wind rose is no longer indicative of conditions at the new location.
When the map has finished loading, you can interact with it just as you would with Google Maps in a web browser. This means panning around by dragging with the left mouse button, zooming in an out with the mouse wheel and interacting with the map controls and toggle buttons.
It is important to note that you will need to click in an area of the map that is not obscured by the wind rose itself. If you click on the wind rose itself, or one of its graph lines, your mouse movements will not reach the interactive map below.
By default the map is unlocked and allows you to zoom in and out as well as moving it around beneath the wind rose. As explained in the important note above, you are encouraged to interact with the map to achieve the exact view(s) you require. However, to see exactly where your project is located or exactly where the weather data was collected, you can choose to lock the map to either location. You can unlock the map at any time by selecting the icon with the unlock insignia indicated immediately be low.
To lock the map to the exact location the weather data was collected, select the locked weather icon indicated below. This moves the center of the map to the exact geographic location of the weather station from which the data was sourced. It should be noted that most analytical weather data is averaged and intended to be indicative of the wider locale in which it sits.