Draw Widget


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The Draw widget is a tool for drawing graphics on the LINK-GIS map viewer. Graphics that are drawn on the map viewer will also display when a printable map is generated. Open the Draw widget by clicking the Draw icon in the toolbar. The icon looks like a painter’s pallet.

1. Open the Draw widget, then select a drawing mode.
2. There are ten different drawing options to choose from and one add text option. Hovering over each drawing option will display the drawing option type. The drawing option that is selected will be shaded gray.
3. If the point option is selected, the user can then choose a symbol type by selecting from the symbol category drop down options that will show various symbols for each category.Draw_Widget_2

a. Once a symbol is chosen, the user can change the size, color, transparency, outline color and outline width for the symbol.
b. Once the desired options are selected, the user can then click on the map viewer to add a point.
c. If a user chooses to add another point, then click the point drawing mode again, select the desired symbol and symbol options and click on the map viewer again.
d. Use the “Undo” button to undo the last point drawn.
e. Use the “Redo” to redraw the last point that was undone.
f. Use the “Clear” button to clear all the graphics from the map viewer.

 

 

4. There are three line options to choose from. After one of the line options is selected, the user can then choose a line type by selecting from the available line types shown in the draw widget.

a. Once a line is chosen, the user Draw_Widget_3can change the color, size, transparency and width for the line symbol.
b. Users can also decide if they want measurements shown for the line features drawn by checking the box next to the “Show Measurement” text, then choosing “Distance Units” from the available options in the drop down menu. Measurements are shown as soon as the line is completed.
c. Once the desired options are selected, the user can then click on the map viewer to begin drawing the line symbol. Users will be prompted on how to draw the line on the map viewer, depending on the drawing mode selected.
d. If a user chooses to add another line, then click the desired line drawing mode again, select the desired symbol and symbol options and begin drawing the line on the map viewer again.
e. Use the “Undo” button to undo the last line drawn.
f. Use the “Redo” to redraw the last line that was undone.
g. Use the “Clear” button to clear all the graphics from the map viewer.

5. There are six polygon options to choose from. After one of the polygon options is selected, the user can then choose a polygon type by selecting from the available polygon types shown in the draw widget.Draw_Widget_4

a. Once a polygon is chosen, the user can change the color, size, transparency, outline color and outline width for the polygon symbol.
b. Users can also decide if they want measurements shown for the polygon features drawn by checking the box next to the “Show Measurement” text, then choosing the “Area Units” and “Distance Units” from the available options in the drop down menu. Measurements are shown as soon as the line is completed.
c. Once the desired options are selected, the user can then click on the map viewer to begin drawing the polygon symbol. Users will be prompted on how to draw the polygon on the map viewer, depending on the drawing mode selected.
d. If a user chooses to add another polygon, then click the desired polygon drawing mode again, select the desired symbol and symbol options and begin drawing the polygon on the map viewer again.
e. Use the “Undo” button to undo the last polygon drawn.
f. Use the “Redo” to redraw the last polygon that was undone.
g. Use the “Clear” button to clear all the graphics from the map viewer.

6. The final option is to draw Text. User can draw text on the map viewer by selecting the text option.Draw_Widget_5

a. Once the “Text” option is chosen, enter in the desired text, then the font color and size of the text in the options shown on the widget. A preview of the text will display in the widget.
b. Click on the desired location to add the text to the map viewer.
c. If a user chooses to add more text, then click the text drawing option again, enter the desired text and text options and place the text on the map viewer again.
d. Use the “Undo” button to undo the last polygon drawn.
e. Use the “Redo” to redraw the last polygon that was undone.
f. Use the “Clear” button to clear all the graphics from the map viewer.

7. Close the widget by clicking on the “x” in the upper right hand corner of the widget, or clicking its icon in the toolbar.