The Markup Toolbox

The Markup Toolbox (Figure 1) allows you to add points, lines, areas and text to your map. There is a separate tool for each type of shape, and many options for changing the properties of your markup (e.g. fill type, color, transparency, line width).

Figure 1. The Markup Toolbox

Point MarkupPolyline MarkupPolygon MarkupRectangle MarkupOval MarkupCircle MarkupText MarkupBuffer MarkupErase MarkupClear All Markup
Point Markup (Figure 2)
To add points to your map, click on the Point Markup tool in the toolbar and select the features of your point from the Point Markup menu screen that appears in the information panel. When you have defined your point, click on the desired map location and a point will be added. Use the tool to add multiple points to your map viewer

Figure 2. Point Markup

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Polyline Markup (Figure 3)
Draw a line on your map by selecting the Polyline Markup tool. Select the attributes of your line from the drop-down menus in the Polyline Markup screen, then click on the map to mark a starting point for your line. Move the mouse begin drawing and click wherever you want to add a node to your line and begin a new segment. Double-click to add the final node and complete your line.

Figure 3. Polyline Markup

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Polygon Markup (Figure 4)
To draw a polygon with 3 or more sides, select the Polygon Markup tool and choose the attributes of your polygon from drop-down menus in the Polygon Markup screen. Click once on the map to mark a start/end point for your polygon. Next, add at least 2 more points by clicking on the map in the desired locations. Double-click to draw your last node and finish the polygon.
Rectangle Markup (Figure 4)
To add a rectangle to your map, select the Rectangle Markup tool and choose the attributes of your shape from the options provided in the Rectangle Markup menu. To start and position your rectangle, click and hold the mouse button down on the desired map location. Drag the mouse to size the box and release the mouse button to complete the rectangle.
Oval Markup (Figure 4)
Draw an oval on your map using the Oval Markup tool. Select the tool and choose the features of your shape from the drop-down menus in the Oval Markup screen. Click on the map to position the corner of your oval and drag the mouse in any direction until you reach the desired size. Click again to complete the oval.
Circle Markup (Figure 4)
To create a circle, choose the Circle Markup tool and select attributes from the drop-down options in the Oval Markup menu. Next, click the map to set the center position of your circle. Move the mouse away from the point to enlarge the circle and towards the point to shrink it. To complete the shape, click the mouse again.

Figure 4. Polygon / Rectangle / Oval / Circle Markup Selections

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Text Markup (Figure 5)
The Text Markup tool allows you to add text directly to the map. Select the Text tool and format your text with the font and style options provided in the Text Markup menu. Click the location on the map where you want your text to begin and type within the text box. Press ‘OK’ to finish and add the text to your map, or press ‘Cancel’ to start again.

Figure 5. Text Markup

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Buffer Markup (Figure 6)
Use the Buffer Markup tool to create buffers from any geometries you have drawn using any of the Markup tools, including the Point and Polyline tools. Once the Buffer Markup tool is active, click on the map and drag your mouse to draw a rectangle around any geometries you want to use for creating buffers. Once the geometries are selected, specify the symbology of your buffers (including buffer distance and unit of measurement) in the Markup Buffer screen. You can choose to have the original geometries be displayed or removed after the buffer is created by selecting or un-selecting the checkbox at the bottom of the Markup Buffer screen.

Figure 6. Buffer Markup

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Erase Markup
The Erase Markup tool allows you to delete selective markup that you have made on the map. Select the tool and click once on any added text or graphic to erase the selected markup. To erase multiple graphics at once, you can click and drag the mouse to create a box around added text or graphics. Release the mouse when the box encloses the markup you want to erase. Note that when a section or portion of a graphic is enclosed within the eraser box, the entire shape is deleted.
Clear All Markup
To quickly erase all of the existing markup from the map, select the Clear All Markup tool. A pop-up window will ask you if you want to delete all of your map markup. Press ‘OK’ to continue or ‘Cancel’ to abort the function.
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