Searching for Coordinates
You can search for specific coordinates rather than scrolling the maps for a location—a handy approach if you have several pages of maps showing different features such as topography and rainfall distribution. To use coordinate searching, you need a georeferenced map.
- Right-click the Geospatial Location tool on the map to open the shortcut menu. Choose Show Location Search.
- In the Info widget, type the positioning values in the two blank fields and click Next. The location is shown on the map in a special icon (see Figure 2).
- If desired, identify the location with a comment.
- Continue adding reference data and identifying map locations as needed. When you're done, choose Hide Location Search from the shortcut menu to close the Search widget.
Figure 2 Identified geographic locations are stored in a comment.
The Measuring tools can measure distance, area, and perimeter on a map. The measuring tools work much the same way in map and non-map PDF files, with a couple of exceptions:
- On a PDF map, the measured value is stored in a drawing markups comment, such as a line or polygon.
- On a PDF map, the shortcut menu for the measurement types includes options to specify distance units and area units.
The values shown in the measurement are inserted into a comment using the map data (see Figure 3).
Figure 3 Locations on a map are measured using the map's data as units of measurement.