Measure distance/area

Need to quickly check the distance between a line and a parcel? Want to quickly see how big of an area something is on the map? Use the measuring tools to quickly see.

Measure distance on the map

Measure distance between two or more points on the map using the line measurement/ruler map tool.

  • From any map in the platform, click 'Menu' in the map toolbar

  • Select 'line measurement' in the dropdown

  • Once the tool is activated, use your cursor to draw the line (click cursor to drop a node along the line) for the desired distance.

  • Click the final node of the line a second time to complete the line segment

This will display the line distance in the top-right corner of the map sidebar:

  • To remove the line measurement from the map, click the red 'x' in the map sidebar to the right of the distance.

Measure area on the map

Quickly measure the area of something on the map using the polygon measure map tool.

  • From any map in the platform, click 'Menu' in the map toolbar

  • Select 'polygon measurement' in the dropdown

  • Once the tool is activated, use your cursor to draw/trace the around the area of the map desired (clicking cursor to add a node to the map)

  • To complete the polygon, re-click the original starting point of the polygon

This will display the area in the top-right corner of the map sidebar.

Want the calculation in a different unit? Double-click the unit text in the map sidebar to change the unit to preferred unit.