Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #109: Commenting and Measuring on a PDF Map
Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (Windows) offers two new features for dealing with georeferenced maps (maps that have longitude/latitude, coordinate systems, and other mapping data embedded in them). As you'll see in this technique, you can mark geographic locations, search for a map location, and add georeferenced measurement markups. You can open a PDF map in Acrobat 9 Pro Extended and add geospatial referencing data to it—read how in the sidebar "Building a PDF Map."
Marking a Map
To add a point of interest on a georeferenced map, follow these steps:
- Select the Geospatial Location tool on the Analysis toolbar. The mouse pointer changes to display crosshairs.
- Move the cursor over the map, using the Latitude and Longitude values shown in the Info widget at the bottom of the document window to help pinpoint a location.
- Right-click the tool at the point of interest to open the shortcut menu. Choose Mark Location. A Sticky Note comment is added at the map location you click, and the latitude and longitude values are automatically added to the comment, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Latitude and longitude values are automatically added to the comment.