Last week, we added some great new marker Annotation Tools to Digimap for Schools. Take a look at the marker drop down menu and you’ll find a new row of markers.
Stickman marker – have some fun placing lots of little stickmen on your map! Stickman behaves like any of the other markers so you can edit the colour fill to add different coloured markers to represent various data.
Grid reference marker – just like the grid reference tool, this tool allows you to click on the map and a marker with a label of the grid reference. Grid reference markers on your map will then be saved or printed with your map.
Add points from file – this is exciting new tool allows you to upload a CSV file of point data that you may have collected on fieldwork, to create point annotations. This is really useful if you have collected data in a spreadsheet or using a mobile app. You can create a CSV file and providing you have location information (Postcode, Easting/Northings or Latitude/Longitude coordinates) you can add the points to your map. Have a go or see the help page for further information.
Resizing of uploaded photos has also been improved. Now if you use the Scale Feature tool to resize your photo, the photo is of much better quality as previously it became a bit pixelated. This is a really useful feature if you add graphs to your map as they will now be much clearer.