Measure Widget


The Measurement widget is a tool for measuring distance, area or coordinates on the LINK-GIS map viewer. Open the Measurement widget by clicking the Measurement icon in the toolbar. The icon looks like a ruler.

1. The first measurement option is the “Area” option. Users can measure area by selecting the “Area” option.

a. Once “Area” is selected, users can Measure_Widget_1choose the area units, to be displayed, from the drop down menu.
b. Click on the map viewer to begin drawing the area and double click to finish drawing the area. Once the area is complete, the area units will display in the widget.
c. Once the widget is closed or another measurement option is chosen, the measurement shown in the widget will disappear. Minimizing the widget, then opening it back up will not get rid of the most recent measurement.

2. The second measurement option is the “Distance” option. Users can measure distance by selecting the “Distance” option.

Measure_Widget_2a. Once “Distance” is selected, users can choose the distance units, to be displayed, from the drop down menu.
b. Click on the map viewer to begin drawing the distance, click once for changing the direction of the distance and double click to finish drawing the area. The distance is displayed in the widget and with each click on the map, the total distance is displayed in the widget.
c. Once the widget is closed or another measurement option is chosen, the measurement shown in the widget will disappear. Minimizing the widget, then opening it back up will not get rid of the most recent measurement.

3. The third measurement option is the “Location” option. Users can measure geographic location by selecting the “Location” option.

a. Once “Location” is selected, users can choose the coordinate degrees, to be Measure_Widget_3displayed, from the drop down menu.
b. Click on the map viewer to show the coordinates of the selected location on the map viewer. The coordinates are displayed in the widget. With each click on the map, the coordinates of the new click is displayed in the widget.
c. Once the widget is closed or another measurement option is chosen, the measurement shown in the widget will disappear. Minimizing the widget, then opening it back up will not get rid of the most recent measurement.

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