The Text tool lets you add a text block directly onto the map. You can use this tool to annotate maps. 

The Text tool is available on all content except 3D. 


Adding text to the map

  1. Make sure you have your area of interest in view and the correct base layer selected.

  2. Click the Text tool or press T on your keyboard.

  3. Now click on the map and start typing into the box that appears. The text box sizes as appropriate to fit the text; there is no text wrapping on the text box. You can force a line break by pressing Enter or SHIFT Enter on your keypad.

Adding an emoji

You can insert an emoji into a text box in one of the following ways:

  • Paste a copied emoji

  • Use a keyboard shortcut - Windows + . on a PC or Command + Ctrl + Space on a Mac.

Changing the attributes of a text box

Use the tools in the Inspector Panel to change the attributes of the text box. 

  • To change the background colour, click on the required background Colour. The text colour will automatically change to display the best contrast based on the selected colour.

  • Move the Brightness slider to left to reduce the brightness of the text box, or to the right to increase the brightness. The text colour will automatically change based on the brightness setting.

  • Move the Opacity slider to make the text box more transparent, or to the right to increase the opacity. A value of 0 renders the text box transparent. 

Setting the font size

  1. Click anywhere in the text box.

  2. From the Inspector Panel, Font size dropdown, select the font size for the text. You can set it to a size between 10 and 36.  

Moving the text box

  1. Click the red dot and drag the text box to where you want it.

Add notes to a text box

  1. Enter notes, up to a maximum of 400 characters. These will be saved against the text box.

You can also add NOTES to measurements. See Add notes to a measurement