Note: Maps has a drawing tool that allows you to draw on your map with a pen and create unique geographic boundaries. As you draw on your map, the region you have drawn is saved automatically and viewable by users you have shared your map with.

Draw a New Geographic Boundary 

 1. Click the pencil box icon from the map toolbar. A menu will appear with shape options. 

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  2. Choose the Rectangle or Circle to click and drag to define the boundary. Choose the Polygon to create clean boundary lines or the Paintbrush to freehand the boundary.

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  3. The locations encapsulated within the drawn boundary are listed by name in the Inside Boundary tab within the location details.

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Note: For information on exporting these location details, see Export a Map. 

Change the Pen Color

   1. Click the color box located underneath the drawing tool. A color palette will open.

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  2. Click the color you would like to draw with.

  3. Click the pencil box icon to return to the drawing tool.

Labeling a Geographic Boundary

  1. Once you’ve drawn a new boundary on your map, a label is automatically created within that region.

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  2. To edit the Label Name, click in the label and a pop-up will appear called Change Shape Title. Type in the New Name to name the Geographic Boundary.

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  3. When Done, click Save. 

Note: As you continue to draw more than one Geographic Boundary on your map, will automatically choose a different color for you to use. You can complete the previous 3 steps, if you wish to choose a specific color.

Drawing a New Geographic Boundary within an Existing Drawn Boundary

  1. A user can draw separate Geographic Boundaries within an already existing Drawn Boundary if specific pinpoints need separate attention from the overall highlighted region.

Joining Geographic Boundaries on your Map

  1. When a user wants to join more than one highlighted boundary, right click on the desired boundary and choose Join with Shape. 

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  2. When the Attach to Existing Shape pop-up appears, click on the drop down list for Attach to Shape: to choose which of the Geographic Boundaries you want to join that shape with.

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  3. Once done, click Save for joining of shapes to be finalized.

Toggle Shape Editor

   1.  Right click on the Geographic Boundary you wish to edit.

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   2.  Choose Toggle Shape Editor.

   3.  Begin dragging the boundary points (white dots) to edit the shape.

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   4.  For every edit you do, an Undo button will appear to cancel your latest change.

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   5.  Once done, repeat Step 1 and Step 2 to save all changes.

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