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How can I add a polygon?

  • Created : Jun, 03, 2019
  • Last Updated: Jan, 03, 2020

This documentation is always evolving.

There are multiple ways of highlighting certain areas on the map. One of them is drawing a custom polygon. See the instructions below to learn how to create your own polygon. 

Once you have found the location where you would like to place a polygon, access the “Add”, choose the “Line” tab and select the “polygon” option from the drop-down menu.

As with other features in the tool, there are different ways of adding elements onto the map. See below. 

Method 1: Enter the addresses/coordinates (delimited with a semicolon) and let the system create a polygon automatically. On the bottom of the lines menu, you will find the field called “create from locations”. You can enter the starting point address/coordinates in the search field right below. Once the starting point is confirmed, a second search box will appear, where you can add the following point. You can add as many points as you wish. Note that you will need at least three points to create a polygon.

Tip: If you toggle the “Add labels to locations” the tool will automatically place labels with the location names next to each corner of the polygon. These labels can also be edited afterward, simply click on the label you wish to edit. 

Method 2: Polygon calculated from the manually selected points on the map. You can let the tool generate a line between locations you manually select on the map. See below:

To finish creating your line press “Enter” on your keyboard or click on “Finish”. If you move your mouse over the previously created polygon, a dotted support line appears. By clicking and dragging the anchor points, you are able to manipulate the shape of your polygon.

Your shape can be further styled: you can edit the color, transparency and the color of the stroke:

Your polygon is now ready. Click on the following links to learn how you can also add icons and interactive pop-ups to the route.

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