The Tracking screen's Measurement tool enables you to measure the size of an area on the map, calculate the distance between two (or more) points, and pinpoint a location's latitude and longitude values, as shown in the following three sections.


Measuring an Area


  1. Click  >> Tracking.
     
    The Tracking screen will open.
      
  2. Navigate to the general area of the map you want to measure, placing the region on the left side of the map.
     
  3. In the map toolbar at the top right, click .
     
    The Measurement tool will appear.
       
  4. Click  on the left.
     
    A drop-down list will appear, with measurement options such as Acres, Sq Mi (square miles), and Sq Kilometers.
      
  5. Click the drop-down arrow and select the unit of measurement you want to use.
     
  6. On the map, click the first point of the shape to measure and drag to create one side.
      
  7. Click at the end of the first line.
     
  8. Drag away from that point in the direction of the second line to create a shape.
      
  9. Click at the end of that second line.
     
    The tool will report the measurement of the current area you've mapped.
      
  10. Drag away from the third point in the direction of a third line to continue your shape and click at the end of that line.
     
    The tool will update its measurement total to include all of the mapped area.
      
  11. Repeat step 10 for as many lines you need to create your shape.
     
  12. After you've drawn your final line, double-click.
     
    The total at the bottom of the Measurement tool will show how large your drawn area is.


Measuring the Distance Between Two or More Points


  1. On the Tracking screen, navigate to the general area of the map you want to measure, placing the region on the left side of the map.
     
  2. In the map toolbar at the top right, click .
     
    The Measurement tool will appear.
       
  3. Click  in the middle.
     
    A drop-down list will appear, with measurement options such as Miles, Kilometers, and Feet.
      
  4. Click the drop-down arrow and select the unit of measurement you want to use.
     
  5. On the map, click the first point of the line to measure.
     
    A pin will appear at that location.
      
  6. Drag to the end point of the line and click.
     
    The tool will report the measurement of the line you've drawn.
      
  7. If you'd like to measure any further lines after that one, drag away from the second point in the direction of a second line and click at the end of it.
     
    The tool will update its measurement total to include both lines.
      
  8. Repeat step for as many lines as you want to include in the distance measurement.
     
  9. After you've drawn your final line, double-click.
     
    The total at the bottom of the Measurement tool will show the length of all the lines combined.


Finding a Location's Latitude/Longitude Values


  1. On the Tracking screen, navigate to the area of the map containing the location whose latitude and longitude values you want, placing the region on the left side of the map.
     
  2. In the map toolbar at the top right, click .
     
    The Measurement tool will appear.
       
  3. Click  at the right.
      
  4. On the map, click the location.
     
    A pin will appear on the map, and its latitude and longitude values will appear in the Measurement tool.
      
  5. You can repeat step to get a different spot's latitude and longitude values.