Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Measure Area with MapCortex Free Web Map tool

Today we will introduce the measure area function of the MapCortex Free Web Map tool. This little tool enables you to measure area on a map using a wide range of measurement metrics.

Measure area with MapCortex Free Web Map
Measure area with MapCortex Free Web Map
As you can see on the previous screenshot we measured the area of the VA Lakeside Hospital in Chicago. The tool enabled us to easily draw the shape of the hospital building around and in the little measure tool window in the upper left hand corner was showing the measurement results dynamically.

Area measurement metrics
Area measurement metrics

The measure area toolbar also enables you to select the metrics of the measurement. Currently there are seven different types of metrics available such as Acres, Sq Miles, Sq Kilometres, Hectares, Sq Yards, Sq Feet and Sq Meters.

By completing the measurement we find out that the overall area of the main building of the VA Lakeside Hospital is 6035.5 meters squared.

Needless to say that the measure area tool of the MapCortex Free Web Map can also be used with different basemaps such as using the aerial photography. The following image shows the measurement of the area of Lennox Suits hotel at 616 using the aerial photography basemap layer.

Area measurement with aerial photography basemap
Area measurement with aerial photography basemap

As you can see with MapCortex Free Web Map making accurate measurements is easy to do.

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