Using the location tool , you can click on a location in the map and a drop pin will appear at the location . Information for the location will also be displayed in the Feature Layer panel on the right .

You can drop a location pin when viewing any base layer. Dropping a pin in 3D is a bit different from the other base layers, so be sure to read the instructions in this section: 3D Location Tool



Location Information

The displayed information includes:

  • The address of the location, if any.
  • The latitude and longitude of the location in two modes: decimal, e.g. -33.694841, 150.317237, and degrees/minutes/seconds, e.g. -33°41'41", 150°19'2".
  • WATCH button, which you can use to add the location to your watchlist. Please refer to Managing Your Watchlist for more information.
  • Photo time, which is the date and time that the specific photo was taken. This can differ from the survey time, as explained in Survey Date and Photo Time. If there is uncertainty in which exact minute the photo was captured, the time will be displayed with a range.
  • If there are oblique photos for the location, you can click VIEW OBLIQUE PHOTOS, as explained in View Panorama and Oblique Imagery.

Removing the location pin

To remove a pin, click it to select it, then press the Delete key on your keyboard.

You can also remove the location pin by deleting the Location Feature Layer on the left .

Drop Pin

You can also drop a pin anywhere on the map by right-clicking the location, and selecting Drop Pin:

The Location panel will open with the location information.


3D Location Tool

Use the location tool to pinpoint a spot on a surface.

  1. While in 3D, select the location tool.


  2. Click on a location in the map. When you access the Location tool you will see a disk that follows the surface.

NOTE: There is no right-click pin drop action in 3D.


Once you drop the pin onto the terrain, a balloon appears about 5m at true vertical above the pin.

What you need to know about the location pin:

  • A pin placed in the open will result in a flag raised to about 5m above the surface. This may be the ground, or any other open surface, such as a car park rooftop.
  • A pin placed near an object like a building will result in the flag being raised above the height of that object, so that the flag can be visible from multiple directions.
  • In all cases the elevation returned is the point that the user clicks on the surface (the 'pin').



Location Information

The displayed information includes:

  • The address of the location, if any.
  • The latitude and longitude of the location in two modes: decimal, e.g. -33.694841, 150.317237, and degrees/minutes/seconds, e.g. -33°41'41", 150°19'2".
  • WATCH button, which you can use to add the location to your watchlist. Please refer to Managing Your Watchlist for more information.
  • If there are oblique photos for the location, you can click VIEW OBLIQUE PHOTOS, as explained in View Panorama and Oblique Imagery.
  • Elevation value relative to mean sea level.


3. Display your units of choice from the dropdown.


Removing the location pin

You remove the location pin in 3D the same way as you remove it for the other base layers. See Removing the location pin.