The Draw Tool & Focus Areas

About the Draw Tool and Focus Areas:
The draw tool lets you draw your own “Focus Areas” and save them as shapes that you can return to later. When you draw a Focus Area with the draw tool, you will limit the data you see in the Overview panel, the Feed, and the List to only the data in your drawn area. If you run a Filter, you will only search data from within the Focus Area’s boundaries.

Using the Draw Tool

The Draw Tool itself is found on the toolbar on the top left of the map area. Clicking it brings up the Draw tools; click on the map to start drawing. Finish the shape by “closing it”, ie clicking on the first point.

Saving Focus Areas:
When saving a Focus Area, you’ll be asked if you want to save the area to your project, or to If you want the area to be private, choose “Add to this Project”. If you’d like to contribute your area publicly to anyone using the Land Grid, click “Save Publicly”.

Sharing Focus Areas:
You can copy the URL of your focus area to share it with other people in your group. If your Project sharing settings are set to “Anyone with the link can view it,” then you can share your Focus Area’s URL with anyone and they will have read-only access.