How to use the drawing tools and edit places


The drawing tools allow you to annotate your map with text and shapes. All drawings are saved to Places, where they can be edited for position, size, colour and labelling.

Using the drawing tools and editing places


Select the Spanner tool (top right) to pop out the toolbar to use a drawing tool.

spanner

To edit an existing Place, navigate to the Places menu tab on the left, then click Edit places.
My Places

How to draw and edit a rectangle


Select Draw rectangle from the list of options

draw rectangle

Before you click to draw, you can change options for the fill colour and opacity, stroke colour and width

draw rectangle options

Click and drag to draw your rectangle on the map, certain measurements will be shown above the latitude and longitude (bottom left), and the rectangle will be added to Places

draw rectangle measurements

Navigating to Places and selecting Edit places allows you to edit your drawn rectangle after you select it

draw rectangle edits

Clicking on any of the corner vertices will allow you to change the size, or the centre square to rotate the rectangle

draw rectangle rotate

Any changes to the rectangle can be found under its attributes

draw rectangle attributes

How to draw and edit a line


Select draw line from the list of options

draw lines

Before you click to draw, you can change options for the line colour and stroke width.

Click a start point for the line to begin, click again to create a line segment, click and drag to draw freehand, double click to stop drawing, and the line will be added to Places.

Certain measurements will be shown above the latitude and longitude (bottom left).

draw line measurements

Navigating to Places and selecting Edit places allows you to edit your drawn line after you select it.

draw line edits

Clicking and dragging on any of the vertices along the line will allow you to change the line direction or distance, and clicking directly on the line will create a new vertex at the specified point.

draw line add vertex

Any changes to the line properties can be found under its Attributes

draw line attributes

How to draw and edit a polygon


Select draw Polygon from the list of options

draw polygon

Before you click to draw, you can change options for the fill colour and opacity, as well as the stroke colour and width

Click a start point for the polygon to begin, click again to create a vertex, click and drag to draw freehand, double click to stop drawing, and the polygon will be added to Places.

Navigating to Places and selecting Edit places allows you to edit your drawn polygon after you select it.

draw polygon edits

Clicking and dragging on any of the vertices along the polygon will allow you to change the line direction or distance, and clicking directly on the polygon segment will create a new vertex at the specified point

draw polygon add vertex

Any changes to the polygon properties can be found under its Attributes.

draw polygon attributes

How to draw and edit a circle


Select Draw circle from the list of options

draw circle

Before you click to draw, you can change options for the fill colour and opacity, stroke colour and width

Click and drag to draw your circle on the map, certain measurements will be shown above the latitude and longitude (bottom left), and the circle will be added to Places

draw circle measurements

Navigating to Places and selecting Edit places allows you to edit your drawn circle after you select it

draw circle edits

Clicking on the vertex will allow you to change the size of the circle, and clicking inside the shape allows you to move it to a new location

Any changes to the circle properties can be found under its Attributes

draw circle attributes

How to draw and edit text


Select Draw text from the list of options

draw text

Before you click to draw, you can change options for the text colour, font, text weight, size and edit the text content

Click a point on the map, the text will be placed at that point, and the text will also be added to Places

draw text placement 1

Navigating to Places and selecting Edit places allows you to edit the text after you select it

draw text edit

Clicking on the square on the outside of the text will allow you rotate it to face a desired direction (2D Feature only)

draw text rotate

Note: editing the colour, font, weight and name of text is undertaken separate to the Edit places tool.

Attributes can also be seen under Places, and give basic information about its location

draw text attributes