Measure Lines and Areas on a Map

This article explains how to Measure Lines and Areas that you designate on a Map. When you click on this icon, the Measurement Tool will open.  On both the Line Tool and the Area Tool (described below) you will have the option of selecting from a wide range of Unit types.


Instructions

  1. Line Tool: By default, the line tool comes up in a widget and is immediately ready to use. Click on the Map to create points as needed. The total distance will appear in the widget. Click on New Measurement to begin a new line measurement.
  2. Area Tool: By clicking on the word Area in the widget, the area tool comes up and is immediately ready to use. Click on the Map to create points forming an area as needed. Information regarding the area and the perimeter will appear in the widget. Click on New Measurement to begin a new area measurement.

Success! You have measured a line or an area on a Map.