Modify drawings


The Modify tools allow you to change features you have added to the map.

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Selecting features

You will find the Select tools at the top of the Drawing Tools.

Select an individual feature

  1. First select the Select arrow, to select an individual feature. It will turn orange.
  2. Now select the feature on the map window - it will be highlighted in yellow.
  3. Now you can move on to modify the feature.

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Select multiple features

  1. Select the Select features by box tool - it will turn orange.
  2. Now draw a box on the map, over the features you want to select - the features will be highlighted in yellow.
  3. Now you can move on to modify the features.

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Add Label

This tool allows you to label a feature you have drawn on the map.Note that you can’t add labels to multiple features.

  1. First use the Select arrow to select your feature - it will be highlighted in yellow.
  2. The Modify area will activate.
  3. Select the Add label to selected feature button.
  4. A label box appears - type your text and select OK.
  5. Text Settings are activated. Select a colour, size and whether you want a bold typeface.

Move Feature

This tool allows you to move features you have added to the map.

  1. Use the Select Feature button to select the feature you want to move. Make sure the feature is highlighted in yellow.
  2. Now select the Move feature button. It will turn orange.
  3. Click and hold down the left mouse button on the feature to drag to its new location. Note: Features will remain in the same order as they were drawn, for example if you move a feature over another, the one that was drawn first will be placed at the back.

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Edit Styling

You can edit the colour and other style properties of features after you add them.

  1. Select the feature or features you want to edit - they wll be highlighted in yellow.
  2. To change the colour of text, lines or areas, select the new colour from the relevant colour options.
  3. To change the style or width of lines, select the feature and change the relevant styles.
  4. To edit a label or other text select the text and type in the pop up box that appears. You cannot edit the text of multiple labels.

Modify Feature

This tool allows you to change the position of all the points that make up the lines, polygons and shapes you have drawn.

  1. Use the Select features button to select the feature.
  2. Now select the Modify selected feature button. It will turn orange.
  3. Hover over your shape - a blue circle appears at any point that can be modified.
  4. Click and drag the blue circle(s) to change the shape.
  5. Release when you are happy with the new shape.

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Rotate Feature

This tool allows you to rotate a line, polygon or shape you have drawn on the map.

  1. Use the Select features button to select the feature - it will be highlighted in yellow.
  2. Click on the Rotate feature button. It will turn orange.
  3. Hover over your shape - a blue arrow appears.
  4. Click and drag the shape to rotate it to the required position.
  5. Release when you are happy with the modification.

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Scale Feature

This tool allows you to change the size of a line, polygon or shape with a locked aspect ratio. This allows you increase or decrease the size of a feature.

  1. Use the Select feature button to select the feature - it will be highlighted in yellow.
  2. Select the Scale Feature button image of scale feature button. It will turn orange.
  3. Hover over your shape - an anchor point (blue circle) appears.
  4. Click and drag the blue circle to increase or decrease its shape.
  5. Release the mouse button when you are happy with its new size.

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Transform Feature

This tool allows you to change the size of a line, polygon or shape without locking the aspect ratio. This allows you to stretch the feature vertically or horizontally.

  1. Use the Select features button to select the feature - it will be highlighted in yellow.
  2. Select the transform feature button. It will turn orange.
  3. Hover over your shape - an anchor point (blue circle) appears.
  4. Click and drag the blue circle to increase or decrease its size and change its shape.
  5. Release the mouse button when you are happy with its new size and shape.