Use the location marker to "flag" one or more locations on the map to help with site planning or to identify a location for a specific purpose. For example, a landscaper may add markers for different areas of a park that need new landscaping or an upgrade to the existing design.
Location markers added to the map are displayed every time you navigate to the location.
Adding a location marker
Add a location marker using one of these methods:
- The Marker tool
- Search for a location and click ADD MARKER in the Location Inspector panel
- Right-click a location or location indicator on the map, and select Add Marker from the context menu
You can drop a location marker in the base layer using these methods. In all base layers except 3D, when you drop a Marker, it's placed at the location where you click or in place of the location indicator. However, it is a bit different in 3D as explained below.
Location markers in 3D
When you drop a Marker while in the 3D base layer, a disk that follows the surface is displayed.
- A marker placed in the open will result in a flag raised to about 5m above the surface. This may be the ground, or any other open surface, such as a car park rooftop.
- A marker placed near an object like a building will result in the flag being raised above the height of that object, so that the flag is visible from multiple directions.
In all cases the elevation returned is the point on the surface that the user clicks (the 'marker').
Removing a location marker
- Click the marker to select it.
- Press Delete on your keyboard or delete the corresponding marker layer in the Feature Layers.
Changing the location marker icon
You can change the default location marker to indicate a particular building, such as an airport or area such as a garden.
Click the Icon drop down and select the required icon from the available options. You can also change the color of the icon by selecting a color from the palette displayed below the Icon drop down.