Hello blog readers! It’s my pleasure to inform you that buffer boundaries will stay on your map after this last update!
If you aren’t familiar with buffering, read this article. We’ll get you up to speed.
Since moving away from Silverlight map viewers, many of you (and myself included) have patiently waited for the new HTML5 map viewers to catch up. One of the last features we’ve been waiting on is Silverlight’s ability to print and save buffer boundary markups in your map. Below we’ll show you how:
When buffering features, the buffer menu now has an additional “Write to Drawing Layer” checkbox. Checking this will let you move around the map, print, and continue working with the buffered area visible. Unchecking the option will erase the buffer markup as soon as you move or click – useful if you don’t care what the area looks like and just want the results in your results list.
If you do decide to save the buffer to your drawing layer, it’s just like any other drawing in your map. You can use the Markup tools to edit, erase or clear your buffers.
Give it a try, and stay tuned for next week’s #TipTuesday!