Places can include saved search results or places of interest created using the toolbar during a session.

There are many ways to create and use places.

  • The results from the search panel can be added to places
  • You can also create places using tools in the toolbar:
  • Identify
  • Coordinate
  • Drawing tools
  • Display the results of querying a layer
  • Group places
  • Open Google Street View

Places gives users the ability to customise the map outside the context of existing layers.

They can be saved to a map, incorporated within a print, taken offline, exported to an ArcGIS Online map, or downloaded to SHP, KML, JSON or CSV.

Add label to map

A label can be added for most place types. The only exception is text places.

To add a label to a place

  1. Select Places from the side bar to open the Places panel.
  2. Expand the place and select the Add label to map check box.
  3. add label to map
  4. The label will reflect the name given to the place and will be positioned at the centroid of the place.
  5. place labels
  6. Additional options are provided once the Add label to map option has been selected to adjust the colour, font, weight and size of the label.
  7. label options

To remove a label from a place

  1. Select Places from the side bar to open the Places panel.
  2. Expand the place and deselect the Add label to map check box.
  3. remove place label

Label offset

When a label has been added to a place using the Add Label to Map tool, the label is added at the centroid of the place by default.

The position of the label can be adjusted in 2D mode using the Offset (px) tool.

label offset

The first value will move the label in the x-direction and the second will move the label in the y-direction. Positive and negative values can be entered into either box.

If the label offset values are left blank, the label is applied to the centroid of the place (default setting).

label offset default

When a label offset value is entered in the box on the left it will move the label in the x-direction only.

label offset x

When a label offset value is entered in the box on the right it will move the label in the y-direction only.

label offset y

When a label offset value is added in both the x-direction and the y-direction.

label offset xy

Is a pixel a unit of measurement?

Pixels, abbreviated as "px", are also a unit of measurement commonly used in graphic and web design.

The physical size of a pixel varies, depending on the resolution of the display. It will equal the size of the dot point if the display is set to its maximum resolution and will be larger if the resolution is lower since each pixel will use more dots.

How to group places

Grouping your places allows you to edit the basic symbology and clearly identify relationships between places you have created or added.

Grouping your places prior to downloading them allows the group name to be used within the name of the file downloaded.

Add a group

Create the drawn places and added places from the search or identify tools that you would like to group. Follow these steps to create a group and append these places to the new group.

  1. With Places open, select Edit places.
  2. edit places
  3. This allows you to now Add Group.
  4. add group
  5. Give the group a name and select CREATE.
  6. create group
  7. To add your places to the group you need to turn on the Append within the Group.
  8. enable append
  9. Click on the plus button of a place to add to the group.
  10. add place to group
  11. When all places have been added to the group click on Done.
  12. finish your group

Group symbology

  1. To edit the group symbology click on the paint bucket button.
  2. edit your symbology
  3. The Group Symbology tool allows you to:
    • Set the visibility of the places within a group as visible or invisible.
    • Show or hide a label for all places within a group.
    • Adjust the symbology for all places within a group. Please note: This will overide symbology applied to individual places.
    • When in 3D or 360 mode, the Group symbology tool provides the ability to enable or disable extrusions, see Extrude by group for more information.
    group symbology
  4. Select Apply for the changes to come into effect.

Group and label visibility

Within the group symbology panel, there is also the option to add a label to each place or change the visibility setting for the group of places as a whole. Select the required setting and select Apply.

Description Active icon within the Group Symbology tool
Adds a label to all of the places in a group. group visible
Removes the label for all of the places in a group. group visible
Changes all of the places in a group to visible. group visible
Changes all of the places in a group to invisible. group visible

Google street view

Where an added place and Google street view availability coincide, you can choose to view the location of your place in Google street view.

How to get to street view on GeoResGlobe?

  1. Search a street address, then add as a place or create a place marker using drawing tool on the map.
  2. Expand the place to view the available options.
  3. Select Open Google Street View, this will open in a new browser window.

Note: Google Street View will not work for a line place.

google street view

Sort places

The Sort Places toggle within GeoResGlobe allows users to easily customise the sorting order of places in the Places panel based on their preferences. It's a convenient feature for organising and accessing places within the application. The ability to sort places in ascending (A-Z), descending (Z-A), and returning to the original order is a user-friendly way to help users find and manage their places more efficiently.

If you have added places to a group, the sort places toggle button will be available for each group instance.