Measure tools in MapStore allow the user to perform distance, area and bearing measurments on the map.
Starting from a new map or an already existing map:
- Click on the Burger menu button from the main menu bar.
- Click on the Measure option from the list .
A pop-up page will open showing four buttons, with the first three buttons representing the available measurement tools to use and the last button add ability to create annotation from the measurements.
Since MapStore works in geographic coordinates, the measured distances are geodesic. You can draw a segment line or multi-segments line.
Click on Measure Distance button .
Click on the map to draw the starting point and the nodes between the segments.
Double-click to end the line drawing.
The length will be reported as a tool tip on the end point and on the measure page. A list of measurement units is available and can be set at your leisure.
Click on Measure Area button .
Click on the map to draw the vertices of a polygon.
Double-click to end your drawing sketch.
The area will be reported as a tool tip and on the measure page. A list of measurement units is available and can be set at your leisure.
Bearings measurements allow you to measure directions and angles. In the quadrant bearing system, the bearing of a line is measured as an angle from the reference meridian, either the north or the south, toward the east or the west. Bearings in the quadrant bearing system are written as a meridian, an angle and a direction. For example, a bearing of N 30 W defines an angle of 30 degrees west measured from north. A bearing of S 15 E defines an angle of 15 degrees east measured from the south.
Click on Measure Bearing button .
Click on the map to draw the starting point.
Choose a direction.
Click to draw the end point.
The bearing measure will be reported as a tool tip and on the measure page.
It is possible to define annotation from the measurements i.e length, area or bearing.
- Define the measurement i.e distance, area or bearing.
- Click on Add as annotation button . (This button is clickable only after defining the measurement)
Annotation panel will open and you can continue to define the new annotation originating from measurement.