The Navigation Toolbox

The Navigation Toolbox (Figure 1) is where you’ll find resources to help you find your way around the map and perform measuring and magnifying operations.

Figure 1. The Default Navigation Toolbox

Figure 2.

Scale Slider & Directional Pan Function

**1. Measure Coordinates
**The Measure Coordinates map function (Figure 3) allows you to click on the map to return the coordinate location of a particular point. The coordinates will be displayed in the Measure Window.

Figure 3. Measure Coordinates

**2. Measure Distance
**The Measure Distance map function (Figure 4) enables you to measure distances on the map. You can measure the distance between two locations, or you can measure the total distance of a route with multiple stops. Click on the desired starting point and add another node by clicking on a different location to complete one line segment. The distance between the two nodes will be shown in the Measure Window, along with the total length of the line. If you are interested in the length of a line with multiple stops (more nodes), simply keep adding nodes. The segment length shown will always refer to the most recent segment. To change the unit of measurement, use the drop-down menu in the Measure Window.

Figure 4. Measure Distance

**3. Measure Area
**The Measure Area tool (Figure 5) is another handy tool that lets you calculate the area inside a polygon. Use the Measure Area tool to define the vertices (corners) of a polygon by clicking on the map. The tool requires that you specify a minimum of three vertices before an area can be calculated. Add as many vertices as you need to accurately represent the area you want to measure. The calculated area is returned in the Measure Window along with the perimeter of the polygon. If necessary, change the unit of measurement with the drop-down menus provided.

Figure 5. Measure Area

Figure 6. Magnify Window

**Map Back
**Clicking on the Map Back tool will return your map to the previously defined visible extent. For example, a user who is currently viewing the map extent at a scale of 1:250000 zooms into 1:100000, clicking the Map Back button will return the user to their previous scale (1:250000).