Adding lat long display on map

I am trying to move from ArcMap to GM. If I add a point on my downloaded image with digitizer tool how do I get the lat long or any coordinates to be displaced next to the point - on the map. Thanks

Answers

  • sphillipssphillips Posts: 55
    Hi,

    You can do this manually if it is for one point only.  The point must be on its own layer. Tip: Make use of DESCRIPTION (found by Right-clicking layers) to rename and default layer names such as 'User Created Features'

    1. Use the Info Feature Tool
    2. Copy all the relevant Lat/Lon text found in Geometry
    3. Select the Layer containing you single point (make sure it contains only [1 feature]
    4. Options
    5. Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab
    6. Enable 'Use Custom Formatting String for Name
    7. Setup
    8. Paste coordinates and edit as required
    9. Ok
    10. Yes
    Or you can do this semi automatically for one or multiple points on one layer:

    1. Temporarily change your projection to Geographic (Configuration > Projection)
    2. Ok
    3. Right-click the layer containing all your points
    4. SELECT (this selects them all)
    5. Select the Digitizer Tool
    6. Right-click anywhere on the map
    7. Attribute/Style Function
    8. Add Coordinate/Bounds Attributes to selected features
    9. Ok
    10. Change your projection back to what it was
    11. Use the Info Feature Tool on any point and note that an X and Y Attribute has been added with Lat/Lon values
    12. Close that box
    13. Click on the layer containing all your points
    14. Options
    15. Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab
    16. Enable 'Use Custom Formatting String for Name
    17. You can create any custom string to display the values as you like by mixing text with the X Y attributes. You must place each attribute between a pair of % sign e.g. %X% or %Y%
    Here are some strings you can try:
    • Lat %Y% Lon %X% = Lat 51° 28' 53.6916" N Lon 3° 10' 44.7240" W
    • Lat/Lon (%Y%, %X%) = Lat/Lon (51° 28' 53.6916" N, 3° 10' 44.7240" W)
    Good luck,
    Steve
  • sphillipssphillips Posts: 55
    sphillips said:
    Hi,

    You can do this manually if it is for one point only.  The point must be on its own layer. Tip: Make use of DESCRIPTION (found by Right-clicking layers) to rename and default layer names such as 'User Created Features'

    1. Use the Info Feature Tool
    2. Copy all the relevant Lat/Lon text found in Geometry
    3. Select the Layer containing you single point (make sure it contains only [1 feature]
    4. Options
    5. Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab
    6. Enable 'Use Custom Formatting String for Name
    7. Setup
    8. Paste coordinates and edit as required
    9. Ok
    10. Yes
    Or you can do this semi automatically for one or multiple points on one layer:

    1. Temporarily change your projection to Geographic (Configuration > Projection)
    2. Ok
    3. Right-click the layer containing all your points
    4. SELECT (this selects them all)
    5. Select the Digitizer Tool
    6. Right-click anywhere on the map
    7. Attribute/Style Function
    8. Add Coordinate/Bounds Attributes to selected features
    9. Ok
    10. Change your projection back to what it was
    11. Use the Info Feature Tool on any point and note that an X and Y Attribute has been added with Lat/Lon values
    12. Close that box
    13. Click on the layer containing all your points
    14. Options
    15. Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab
    16. Enable 'Use Custom Formatting String for Name
    17. You can create any custom string to display the values as you like by mixing text with the X Y attributes. You must place each attribute between a pair of % sign e.g. %X% or %Y%
    Here are some strings you can try:
    • Lat %Y% Lon %X% = Lat 51° 28' 53.6916" N Lon 3° 10' 44.7240" W
    • Lat/Lon (%Y%, %X%) = Lat/Lon (51° 28' 53.6916" N, 3° 10' 44.7240" W)
    Good luck,
    Steve
    If you only want the X and Y displayed instead of Lat/Lon then don't switch your projection to Geographic - it will simply display the X and Y values instead.
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