Use the Text tool to add text and symbols/emojis directly onto the map. 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.




Inserting an emoji

Insert an emoji into a text box in one of the following ways:

  1. Paste a copied emoji

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


Changing the attributes of your text

Use the toolbar above the text box to change these attributes. 

  • To change the background colour, click Colour in the toolbar. 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. 


Moving the text box

Click the red dot and drag the text box to move it to a different position.

Adding notes to a text box

Add notes to your text box using the Inspector panel. Select the text box and enter your notes, up to a maximum of 400 characters. Notes are saved automatically when you click outside the Inspector panel.