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  • 1. 10 ideas for using Digimap inyour coursework
  • 2. Maps at different scalesUsing maps at differentscales is a simple way todescribe the location ofyour study area in detail.
  • 3. Calculate precise grid referencesThe gridreference tool letsyou work out 10figure gridreferences(accurate to 1m)
  • 4. Measure area and distanceDon’t forget to usethe measuring toolswherever possible.Mention this in yourmethods section forextra credit.
  • 5. Add labelsLabels can easily be added, and combined with other typesof annotation.
  • 6. Add place marksCreate placemarks to highlightfeatures ofinterest.There are severaldesigns to choosefrom.
  • 7. Create desire linesTo create desire lines simply add place marks andjoin them with the line drawing tool.This is a great technique for showing how farvisitors have travelled to a destination.
  • 8. Add filled polygonsFilled polygons arequick and easy todraw. They can beused to highlightareas of interest,for exampledifferent land uses.
  • 9. Add and annotate shapesCreate shapes withthe Shape tool.Shapes can befilled, scaled andmodified with textlabels andmeasurements.
  • 10. Create buffer circlesBuffer circles canbe used to delimitsampling areas orto record resultsas an accurateproportional circleto represent adata set.
  • 11. Add geo-located photosThis is a greatfeature to showthe location ofphotos that youhave taken.Reduce the size ofyour photo beforeuploading it.