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How to draw a circle on the map
How to draw a circle on the map

Use the Circle tool to visualise the area in proximity to a site of interest.

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Written by Mark Stewart
Updated over a week ago

The Circle tool is particularly useful for identifying how far a site is from basic social and transport infrastructure. For example, if you are searching sites for a care home then you might have criteria for distances to the train station, hospital, town centre, etc. You can use the Circle tool in any layer. 

How to draw a circle:

Step 1:
Open the drawing toolbar and select the Circle tool.

Step 2:
Click and drag from where you want the centre of the circle to be, so that you can measure the radius from it, say, from a train station like this:

Step 3:
If you want to change the radius, you can set it by entering the amounts in the fields on the right-hand side, either as an exact distance, or a rough estimate of time to travel (e.g. five minutes away).

Step 4:

Duplicate the circle by clicking on the three dots in the panel on the right-hand side and selecting Duplicate.

Step 5:

Delete the circle by clicking on the bin icon.

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