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How to join lines of map data together to create lines and polygons

At some stage you will want to join lines of map data together, either to create longer lines (e.g. to indicate fencing) or to create polygons (e.g. parcels of land such as fields, etc).

PTMapper has a number of ways to do this, but the lines must exist on the map before you can begin. Typically, you will use existing lines (e.g. from the General Line Detail map layer) by copying them onto a specific map layer that you have created. You would then join together these lines on your own map layer.

Where there are areas without lines then you may need to create the lines first, to fill in any gaps.

The video below shows the basic methods available to join continuous lines together and also how to deal with gaps in your lines.

NOTE: your keyboard must have a numeric keypad (on the right hand side of your keyboard) to be able use the “Control” and “+” key method mentioned in the videos. 

 

The video below shows a real world example – creating an area of fencing which will surround several parcels of land.

 

Updated on 10/09/2017

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