How to Measure

If you would like to make a measurement follow the directions below.

1) Click on the Menu button in the top left hand of your screen, then click on Measure.

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2) The Measure toolbox will appear on your screen. The main features of the Measure toolbox are shown in the red box in the image below. 

The first 5 buttons are tools you can use to make your measurement. From left to right, the tools include:

  • Point: Click on the map to show coordinates of a point.
  • Freehand Line: Click and hold your mouse to draw a line on the map to measure distance.
  • Polyline: Click to start your measurement then draw a line on the map to measure distance. To complete the measurement, double click your mouse. 
  • Freehand Polygon: Click and hold down your mouse to draw a polygon on the map to measure area.
  • Polygon: Click to start your measurement then draw a polygon on the map to measure area. To complete the measurement, double click your mouse. 

The last 2 buttons in the red box are the Select and Delete tools. Use these buttons to select drawings you have made, and to delete them if necessary.

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C) Other options inside the Measure toolbox.

  • Units: Change the units by selecting from the drop-down menu on the right side.
  • Font: Change the text font and size by adjusting the drop-down menus on the bottom left of the window.
  • Colors: Customize the feature and text colors by selecting the color squares.
  • Transparency: Change the transparency of your measurements by sliding the circle left or right on the line at the bottom.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at support@elevatemaps.io or give us a call at 855-GIS-3939 (855-447-3939).

 

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