Measuring tools (area, circumference and length)

The surface and distance measuring tool – the popular tape measure – consists of three parts:

  1. Polygon measurement
  2. Curve measurement
  3. Circular measurement

Description of operation

The tools are quite intuitive to use:

  1. Select the tool from the Tool Panel
  2. Click on the map to measure in the area of interest
  3. Double-click to end the measurement
  4. Close the tool by clicking on the icon in the toolbar again.

Note about the dimensions on the map: The dimensions presented on the map are for reference only.
We use the Web Mercator coordinate system in the map window, which may slightly distort the actual proportions, especially over large areas and in higher latitudes.

Please note that the actual coordinate system used in the database may be different – depending on implementation.

Read more:
In which coordinate system does the map display?
Coordinate systems

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