MapWindow:Desktop:MeasuringShapes

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Measuring Shapes

Measuring distance

The distance measurement tool is used to calculate distances between two or more user-defined points on the map.

- Click on the Image:image105.gif [MEASURE DISTANCE] Tool

- Click on the first point

- Click on the next point

- On the bottom left of the main application window, the cumulative distance is displayed. Continue to click on subsequent points, or right Click to start over again with new measurement.

- Click the button again to unselect it and leave Measure mode.


Measuring Area

The area measurement tool is used to calculate the area between three or more user-defined points on the map.

- Click on the Image:image108.gif [MEASURE AREA] Tool

- Click on the first point, click on the next point and as many points as needed to complete the border around the area needed to be measured

- Right Click to end and see the results of the area measured.

- Click [OK] to finish measuring and resume map functions.

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