Avenza Maps Draw and Measure Tool

How to Use Avenza Maps Draw and Measure Tool

As technology continues to develop, how information is presented to users continues to change as well. People began moving away from using print maps to digital ones in the 1980s. This unlocked the ability for users to interact with maps rather than simply read them. One of the ways people interact with maps is by using the Avenza Maps draw and measure tool. The draw and measure tool allows users to draw their routes and calculate the distance they need to travel.

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Draw and Measure a Line

Are you planning a hike or an off-roading adventure? You can draw and measure a line to plan your route and know exactly how long it will take for you to get there. This is very helpful when you’re travelling and on a time crunch or simply want to know how long it will take to get to your destination.

3 Steps to Draw and Measure a Line

  1. With the draw and measure tool open, center the crosshair to create your first point.
  2. Tap on “ Add Point” to create the first vertex. Continue this until the line is complete.
  3. Once the appropriate measurements have been checked, hit the checkmark in the lower right corner to save. You can access this line in the Maps Feature List.

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How to Draw and Measure an Area

Do you work in the field of conservation & recreation or forestry? Avenza Maps allows you to collect accurate data that can help you and your team make better decisions regarding the environment. With this, you can use the draw and measure an area tool to calculate the area of a forest to determine how trees could be planted and distributed or to evaluate the current level of biodiversity. Regardless of your industry, the draw and measure an area tool is an effective tool to use to collect the most accurate data.

3 Steps to Draw and Measure an Area

  1. With the draw and measure tool open, center the crosshair to create your first point.
  2. Once you’ve created a minimum of two lines, tap to toggle it to an Area
  3. Once you are in Area Mode, you will see the current measurements at the top of the screen for the area and perimeter of the feature. Hit the checkmark in the bottom corner to save.

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Create Virtual Walks with Avenza Maps

Have you ever experienced a virtual tour of a place you’ve never been? Guyra Paraguay designed a virtual walk project to allow people who loved nature to still feel connected to it during the pandemic. In this way, Avenza Maps acted as an interpretive guide to the landscape.

Now that you know how to use this measuring tool, check out our case study to learn more about how Guyra Paraguay found Avenza Maps as their solution.

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Download Avenza Maps Today

Now that you understand why the draw and measure tool is so valuable download the Avenza Maps app today, available on iOS or Android!