Note: To plot a marker at a specified distance on a shape’s border, first convert the border to a line by deleting the fill area.
- In the top toolbar, select the Delete Tool.
- In the Map View, click on the fill area.
Note: If you want to learn how to reverse the direction of the start/endpoints on the line, visit this link: Reverse the direction of the points on a line/border - "Line > Reverse Points".
Draw the line
In the Map View, draw a line.
For example, a straight line.
To learn how visit these links:
Configure the marker and distance
- At the top of the Layers Panel, click on the Gear Icon displaying the tooltip: "Operations and Analysis".
The Operations and Analysis window will open.
- Under the "Analysis" heading > "Lines" subheading, click on the link: "Dist. Along Line".
- Under the "Select Line" heading, click the button: "select".
- Click to select the line from the list.
- Under the "Marker" heading, click the button: "select".
The marker selector window will pop-up.
- In the left-menu pane, click on the folder/sub-folders, then a category.
For this example, we’ll choose: Tabs > Numeric Tabs > Blue.
- (Optional) You can change the size of the marker. In the bottom-right corner of the window, click on the drop-down list to select: 100%, 75%, 50%, or 25%.
Note: When you zoom-in or out in the Map View, the default setting is: marker size remains the same.
- In the right-window pane, click on the marker to select it.
- Under the "Distance" heading, select the units: "Metres" or "Kilometers". Then type-in the distance. You can also click on the up/down arrows to make fine adjustments.
Note: If the specified distance is longer than the line, the marker will be plotted at the end of the line.
Plot, name, and view the marker
- Click on the button: "Mark Distance".
Wait a few moments for the processing.
- You will see a pop-up appear that says the marker has been plotted. Click "Ok".
- In the top-right corner of the Operations and Analysis window, click on the "X" button.
- In the Layers Panel, you will see the title on the marker’s row is the distance you specified.
You can click on the Pencil Icon to change the title.
- In the Map View, you may have to zoom-in or out to see the marker plotted on the line.
To find the marker quickly, click on the centering button on the marker’s row in the Layers Panel. The button is the outlined square with a dot at the center.
If you want the map to continuously display information about the marker, you can add a label next to the marker. To learn how, visit this link: Create a label - (Label Tool).
To learn actions you can perform to improve the display of markers, visit this link: Optimize the display of markers and labels.
Make the size of a marker shrink when you zoom out.
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