Using the Measurement Tool
Using the measurement tool allows you to accurately measure the distance in between two points on your map or a drawn-out area.
Please Note: Measurements are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close the measurement tool. To store information, use a Map Layer (recommended) or the Annotate tool
- Click 'Tools' in the toolbar, located above the map window.
- Select 'Measure' from the drop-down menu.
- Select either Length or Area at the top of the measurement panel.
- Draw out your measurement on the map using a series of single clicks.
- To complete an area, click the first point you drew
- To complete a line, double click where you want it to end
- The distance or area of your route should appear in the left window.
You can change the units for your measurements using the drop-down box.
The Measure tool will automatically calculate the totals, whether length or area, in a section in the left-hand panel. Click the copy icon to copy the total number to your computer clipboard.
Each measurement has a drop-down menu with additional options. You can:
- Copy to Clipboard. This copies the individual length or area number to your computer clipboard.
- Save to Annotations. This copies your measurement into your Annotation scratchpad, essentially saving it for future use.
- Remove Measurement. This deletes the individual measurement and removes it from the total.
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