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Introduction

Sometimes you want to draw the area on the map, to mark out a pivot or field, and not use an area that is predefined as a shape in the database, including a BLM allotment or PLSS quarter section. If you want to draw your own area on the map, you can use several tools from the drawing menu at the top of the map.

Drawing circles "Draw a circle"

Your area is not defined but has a circle shape? It's not a problem, you can draw any circles on the map and add them to the tracts.
If you want to add a circle such as the pivot above, select "Draw a circle" Figure 1. Select a place on the map to be the centre of the circle, tap and drag the circle to the desired size. When your circle has the desired shape, release, and the area will be added and placed on the tracts list.
Figure 1: Draw a circle

Drawing rectangles "Draw a rectangle"

Do you have to add an area that is not defined but has a rectangular shape? We have a tool that allows you to easily draw rectangles.
If you want to draw a rectangular area, select "Draw a rectangle" Figure 2. Select a place on the map, which will be one corner of the area, tap and drag the rectangle to the desired size, release, and the area will be added and placed on the list of tracts.
Figure 2: Draw a rectangle

Adding your own polygons "Draw a shape"

Do you want to add an area that is not defined, is not a rectangle, and does not have a circle shape? We have a tool for you to manually mark selected areas.
If you want to create a polygon with irregular shapes, select "Draw a shape" and start drawing on the map Figure 3. Tap on the map where the first corner of your polygon is located. By tapping on the next vertices you will create lines that these vertices will connect. Double-tapping on the last vertex causes the first vertex to be connected to the last one closing the created area into a polygon and placing it on the list of tracts.
This process can be done in reverse with drawing a hole out of an existing shape. Tap on make a hole and it will cut out a custom shape from your tract. See the hole drawing guide
Figure 3: Draw a shape

Adding lines "Draw a line"

Do you want to add a line? We have a tool for you to manually adding lines.
‌If you want to draw a line, select "Draw a line" and start drawing on the map Figure 4. Tap on the map in place where want to start draw, it will be first point of your line. By tapping on the next places you will create lines that these points will connect. Double-tapping on the last point causes finishing your line and placing it on the list of tracts.
‌On lines you can not use drawing hole tool.
Figure 4: Draw a line
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