Sometimes you just want to put a note on your map. A beautiful note. A note everyone will look at and think, “That’s a nice note. The nicest note ever.” While it’s unlikely anyone will actually think that exact thought, we can help you create notes. The quality of the notes is up to you.
Using the Map Note tool (toolbar location varies), you’ll be prompted to click a spot on the map for your note.
After selecting a location, you’ll be able to input text and an angle for your note. You can do this to label otherwise unlabeled items in your GIS such as ponds. The red text below was added to the map using the Map Note tool.
Or use it to notify someone using the map that there’s additional information not included in the regular mapping information. Notice how the below “PVC Bend” note is rotated.
Alright, so now that you’ve seen it in action, lets go through a brief FAQ
I don’t see this tool in my application. Where can I find it? Let us know you’re interested!
Can I search for Map Notes if I need to find one in particular? Yes. You can use the query tool on it just like any other feature. Searching the text, edit date, and user who last edited a note are all possible.
Oops, I placed the note in the wrong location, and with spelling errors! While that’s not a question, we did think of that. The note is of course editable. Notice in the Storm Pond image, there’s Edit, Move, and Delete links available once you use the identify tools on a Map Note. These will let you change whatever details you like.
Can I use this tool to write a haiku in my GIS and bother our public works director? That’s actually why we originally built this tool. See below.
Was this whole FAQ actually just an elaborate way to put a haiku into the company blog? Oh most definitely.
That is it for now.
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