Add shapes


You can add pre-defined shapes, lines and polygons to your maps.

Add lines

  1. Open the Drawing Tools in the sidebar.
  2. Find the Draw and create area.
  3. Select the Draw line tool - it will turn orange.
  4. You can select line colour, type and width in the Stroke Settings at the bottom of the Drawing Tools.
  5. Click or tap on the map at the first point of your line.
  6. Keep clicking or tapping to add points.
  7. Double click or tap at the last point.

Draw line option, with red line drawn on map

Add pre-defined shapes

  1. Open the Drawing Tools in the sidebar.
  2. Find the Draw and create area.
  3. Select your shape tool e.g. Draw Triangle - it will turn orange.
  4. Check the Stroke and Fill settings (colours, line style and width) in the menus at the bottom of the Drawing Tools.
  5. Click or tap on the map at the point where you want to add the shape.
  6. Release the mouse button.
  7. As you move your mouse you can size and roate the shape.
  8. When happy with size and position of the shape, click again.
  9. Your shape will be visible in the map window.

Draw triangle option, with red triangle drawn on map

Add polygons

  1. Open the Drawing Tools in the sidebar.
  2. Find the Draw and create area.
  3. Select the Draw polygon tool - it will turn orange.
  4. Check the Stroke and Fill settings (colours, line style and width) in the menus at the bottom of the Drawing Tools.
  5. Click or tap on the map at the first point where you want to add the polygon.
  6. Keep clicking or tapping to add points.
  7. Double click or tap at the last point.

Draw polygon option, with green polygon drawn on map

Add measurement labels to shapes

  1. Open the Drawing Tools in the sidebar.
  2. Find the Draw and Create area.
  3. Select the Add measurment tool, the third option.
  4. Now select the shape to add a label to…in the image below, we’ve added a label to a polygon that we added.
    • You can only add measurement labels to the drawings that you have added, not features on the actual map.
    • You can add measurement labels to lines or shapes.
  5. Your label should be visible in the map window.

Image of Add measurement tool, highlighted