Create the marker
- Create a marker.
To learn how, visit this link:
Create a marker - (Marker Tool)
Select the colors for the fill area and the border
- In the top toolbar, select the Fill Color Picker by clicking the Circle/Bucket Icon displaying the tooltip: "Change fills. Fill connected lines".
To choose the color:
There are 2 options for this step:
Type the Hex Color Code into the field.
- Click on the "White+Color" field to choose how much white is mixed with color.
- (Optional) Click on the Shade Bar to choose how much gray or black is mixed with the "White+Color".
Type in the "Opacity" value to choose the non-transparency percentage of the final color.
- 0% is invisible.
- 50% is see-through.
- 100% is the solid color.
- In the top toolbar, select the Border Color Picker by clicking the Circle/Pencil Icon displaying the tooltip: "Changes line/border color".
Select the border thickness and style
- Choose the border thickness.
To the right of the Border Color Picker, click on the up/down arrows. You can also type in the number.
- Choose the border style.
To the right of the border thickness selector, click on the current border style. Then click to select the new border style from the drop-down menu.
Configure the circle
- 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 "Create" heading > "Circle" subheading, click on the link: "At Marker".
- (Optional) Under the heading, "Title", type in the name of the circle.
- Under the heading, "Map Marker", click on the button: "select".
- In the list that appears, click to select the marker.
- Under the "Radius" heading, select the units from the drop-down: "Metres" or "Kilometres".
- In the field, type in the radius distance.
You can also use the up/down arrows to make fine adjustments.
- Under the Accurate heading, check the box if you want the circle to adjust for accuracy.
- If Accurate is selected it draws the circle using the projection of the map. In this case, Mercator. Larger circles may appear as though they are stretched vertically.
- If it is not selected it will use a straight line distance. This option favors visual over accuracy.
Create, view, and edit the circle
- Click the button: "Create Circle".
- In the pop-up that appears, 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 circle. If you wrote a title, you will see the name of the circle.
- In Map View, you may have to zoom in or out to see the circle.
To find the circle quickly, click on the centering button on the circle’s row in the Layers Panel. The button is the outlined square with a dot at the center.
- If you select the Edit/Measure Tool in the top toolbar, you can measure, edit, and move the circle.
Note: If the marker is tall, the circle may appear off-center. But this is an optical illusion.
Create a circle centered at a lat/lng location - "Circle > At Point"