Here's how to get started:
- Search for your plot of land using our convenient Address Search feature.
- Left click on the map to start plotting points.
- You'll notice the Area and Perimeter of the highlighted area will be calculated and displayed on the fly.
- Manipulate the overlays as needed.
- Additional features include the ability to:
- Reset the map
- Create multiple overlays
- Create a pre-defined shape
- Share the map
- Import/Export to map to/from a file
We've tried to make overlay manipulation as user-friendly as possible. Follow these guidelines if needed:
- Click on the map to place a marker.
- Delete a point by right clicking on it and selecting the option in the ensuing context menu.
- Drag a point to move it.
- Click on a line to insert a point onto the line.
- Move an overlay by dragging its center anchor.
- To rotate an overlay, drag it's rotation icon to the desired degree, or simply right click it's anchor and select the option in the ensuing context menu.
- Delete, label or select an overlay by right clicking on it's anchor and selecting the option in the ensuing context menu.
- Right click on a line to set it's length to a specified distance. The distance is changed using the older of the line's vertices as the starting point.
A Cutout is a special overlay that is used to highlight areas of land that you do not want included in the calculations, such as flower beds or trees. The area of a cutout is subtracted from the total area, and the perimeter is omitted. To place a cutout, simply:
- Create a new overlay
- Place the overlay over the area that you would like omitted. This should be placed over an exising overlay.
- Right click on the overlay's midpoint and select 'Switch to/from cutout'.
- The overlay will now be set as a cutout, indicated by red pins.
- If you'd like to switch it back to a normal overlay, select the same option from the context menu.
For convenience, we offer the option to create a pre-defined shape with user-specified measurements. To do so:
- Select 'Pre-Defined Shape' from the menu on the side panel.
- Select the shape you desire and enter it's dimensions in the unit of your choice.
- The shape will appear in the center of the map as an overlay.
- It can then be manipulated as per usual.