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Operate the toolbar in vMAP mapview

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What is the vMAP mapview toolbar used for?

Located at the bottom of the vMAP main page, the multiple tools in the vMAP toolbar enable users to edit and manage the mapview being displayed in the main page area.


The Toolbar Tools

The following section introduces the 19 tools of vMAP toolbar.

To select objects on the mapview, please refer to the Tool 1-5:


Tool 1. Selection Tool

The vMAP Selection Tool allows you to click on an object from a layer on the mapview to inspect it. It also allows you to drag the mapview to reset its center. You can do so by following these steps:

Step 1. To move the location of a map, select the image352, click and drag the map to a desired location.

Step 2. To zoom in on the selected area, press and hold down the [shift] key while dragging your cursor over the map.

Tool 2. Free Selection

To select objects from the mapview based on overlap with a target area, use the Free Selection Tool.

Check out View the map in a freely selected area to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 3. Selection by Objects

By using the Selection by Objects Tool, you can load an object (point / line / polygon) onto the mapview and choose to perform one of the following two operations:

  • Intersect: select and display all objects that intersect with the loaded objects on the mapview.
  • Inherit: Select and display all the objects that are included by the loaded object. (Note: If the loaded object is a point, it can not include other objects)

Check out Select objects under filtered conditions to review the detailed steps.

Tool 4. Selection by Attributes

To select objects in a layer by attributes, use the Selection By Attributes Tool.   You can select objects from a layer based on their attributes, include but not limited to::

  • Address
  • Postcode
  • Site name

Check out Select objects by attributes to review the detailed steps.

Tool 5. Search by Radius

To select objects of a particular layer by distance (within a specified radius),  use the Select By Radius Tool.  There are three distance options (distance types) you can choose from:

  • radius in metres
  • route in metres
  • route in minutes

Check out Search objects by radius to review the detailed steps.

Tool 6. Clear Temporary Objects

Click on the Eraser icon to activate the Clear tool to delete all temporary objects from your map when necessary.


Tool 7. Draw and Edit Points

Please check out the below links for detailed operations:

Tool 8. Draw and Edit Lines

Please check out Draw a line on the mapview to view the detailed steps.

Tool 9. Draw and Edit Polygons

For more detailed information, please check out the below links.

Tool 10. Measure Distance

To measure distance between multiple points, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Select the image777 icon from the toolbar, click on the mapview to select the desired start point and click on the mapview again to decide the other point for distance measurement.

(Note: The yellow point label displays the distance between two adjacent points. The grey point label displays the distance from the first point to the final or destination point.)

Step 2. To exit the measurement mode, double-click on the mapview, and click the image777 icon once more.

Step 3. To clear measurement information, click the image780 icon and use it to delete all temporary points/lines/polygons from your map when necessary.


Tool 11. Measure Area

To measure a selected area on mapview, follow the below steps:

Step 1. To create a temporary polygon for area measurement, click the image785 icon. Click multiple points on the mapview to draw an area, double click the mouse to save the area. The polygon label displays the measurement of the selected polygon area (e.g., 360.5 km2). (See the blue polygon in the screenshot below.)

Step 2. To exit the measurement mode, click the image785 icon again.

Step 3. To clear the measurement information, click the image780 button.


Tool 12. Create Radius for Objetcs

Please check out Create radius for objetcs on mapview to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 13. Delete Objects

Please check out  Delete object from the mapview to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 14. Print Mapview

Please check out Print mapview to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 15. Show Full-Sized Selection

Please check out Magnify selected objects to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 16. Search Address and Object

Please check out Search address and object on the mapview to view the detailed steps of the process.

Tool 17. Reset Mapview

You can click on the home button to return to the default map center and zoom level of the original mapview.

Tool 18. Share Mapview

By clicking on the share button on the toolbar, you can share mapview. Please check out Share map to view the detailed steps.

Tool 19. Switch Background Map

Background maps are a set of available basemaps which are pre-configured in the vMAP Admin Center by the system administrators. Currently, vMAP supports Google map, Bing map, OSM map and HERE map.

Locate the background map icon backgroundicon  at the bottom right of the mapview page. (See the red box in the below screenshot) To switch the background map, follow these steps:

Step 1. Click the backgroundicon icon to reveal all available background maps and select the desired one.

Step 2. To change background map, click background map at the bottom right corner of the mapview.