Whether you’re working on a research project, or simply exploring a new area, adding annotations to a map can be a crucial component of any mapping workflow. The Mark-Ups drawing tool is an excellent tool for this purpose, allowing users to add annotations to a map and notes to those annotations.
Annotate using polygons, site boundaries, buffers, points, lines, or labels to add valuable context to your map.
Custom Data Structures
But Mark-Ups is more than just a drawing tool. It also includes a powerful data recording and content management system that allows users to create, edit, and organize large datasets within the tool. With this system, users can streamline their mapping and data management workflows, making it easier to keep track of all the information related to a project.
Custom Data Structures
One of the standout features of the data management system in Mark-Ups is the ability to create custom data structures. Users can define up to 21 fields per mark-up, including a variety of data types such as numbers, distances, areas, and dollars. Once fields are added, users can enter data directly into each item or edit data as a table. The system also includes custom preferences for managing the appearance and behavior of the data, such as auto-hiding labels at fixed zoom levels to reduce map clutter.
In addition to custom data structures, Mark-Ups also includes groups for organizing items. Users can create multiple groups, color-code them for easy identification, and add or delete items to those groups as needed. The system also includes the ability to reorder items and groups by dragging and dropping or using the up and down arrows.
Another key feature of the Mark-Ups data management system is the ability to export data to a range of file formats, including CSV, GeoJSON, and KML. This feature makes it easy to share data with others or use it in other applications, as well as provide a backup of the data for future use.
Overall, the data recording and content management system in Mark-Ups is a powerful addition to an already impressive tool. By providing a streamlined workflow for mapping and data management, users can now create and manage large datasets within the tool, with the ability to export the data to a range of file formats for use in other applications. Whether you’re mapping for research, planning, or just for fun, the Mark-Ups drawing tool is a valuable addition to any mapping workflow.