The Annotation toolbar consists of a set of tools for drawing and annotating on the map view.



Symbol

Add symbols or markers on the map.

    • Click on the Symbol tool to activate it
    • Select on the map and the symbol will be added


Line

Add lines to the map.

    • Click on the Line tool to activate it
    • Click once on the map to begin drawing the line
    • Click as many times as is required
    • Double click to complete the line



Arrow

Add arrows to the map.

    • Click on the Arrow tool to activate it
    • Click once on the map to begin drawing the arrow
    • Click as many times as required
    • Double click to complete the arrow


Polygon

Add a polygon to the map.

    • Click on the Polygon tool to activate it
    • Users can set the transparency in Fill
    • Click once on the map to begin drawing the polygon
    • Click as many times as is required
    • Double click the complete the polygon



Note: as mentioned in Polygon Selection, when creating polygons, the last line segment is automatically created, meaning users don't need to finish on the point they started on.


Rectangle

Add a rectangle to the map.

    • Click on the Rectangle tool to activate it
    • Users can set the transparency in Fill
    • Click and drag to draw a rectangle


Circle

Add a circle to the map.

    • Click on the Circle tool to activate it
    • Users can set the transparency in Fill
    • Click and drag to draw a circle

Or

    • Enter a size for the circle
    • Click once on the map and the circle will be added



Text

Add text on the map.

    • Click on the Text tool to activate it
    • Enter the text in the box and change the size and colour
    • Click on the map and the text will be added



Buffer Selection




Create a buffer around a selected feature.

    • Using a Select tool, select a feature on the map
    • Enter the size for the buffer in metres
    • Click the Buffer tool
    • A buffer will be drawn on the map

Edit

Make changes to an Annotation.

    • Click on the Edit tool to activate it
    • Select the Annotation feature edit
    • Depending on the type of annotation, users may be able to move or rotate it as well as change its colour, text or transparency


Delete

Delete an Annotation.

    • Click on the Delete tool to activate it
    • Select the Annotation feature to delete
    • The feature will be deleted. Remember, users cannot undo deleting an Annotation feature


Load Annotation Set

Load a saved Annotation set.

    • Click on the Load Annotation Set tool to activate it
    • Choose the desired Annotation set to place on the map


The sets in this list are specific to a user, meaning no one else can see that saved Annotation.


Click Clear Annotation Set to disable the loaded annotation


Save Annotation Set

Save an annotation, or group of annotations, for later use.

    • Draw an Annotation on the map
    • Click on the Save Annotation tool
    • Give the Annotation set a name (required) and some notes (optional)
    • Click Save


Clear Annotation Set

Delete all annotations on the map.

    • Click the Clear Annotation Set tool to delete all the annotations from the map.


Remember, users cannot undo this if an annotation hasn't been saved.