Located in the bottom right corner of the screen, the tool button contains tools for interacting with the map and radar data. The most recently used tool is displayed on the button. To select a tool, touch and hold your finger on the tool button, then select the desired tool from the menu.
Radar Selection Mode Button
The radar selection mode button toggles the map’s radar selection mode. In radar selection mode, a button is displayed on the map at each radar location. The button for the currently selected radar is highlighted in blue. Tap any radar button on the map to load and view the data for that radar. When in radar selection mode, you can still pan and zoom the map, but cities, storm reports, and other details are hidden and annotations for map objects are disable, making it easier to see and interact with the radar buttons. Tap the radar selection mode button again to exit radar selection mode.
The draw tool is used to add simple graphical annotations to the map. Tap on the draw tool icon to enter drawing mode, then drag your finger on the map to create your annotations. The drawing layer persists until you tap the draw tool again to exit drawing mode.
The distance tool is used to measure distance between features on the map. To measure distance, tap on the distance tool icon, then drag your finger on the map between the features of interest. Once you’ve invoked the distance tool, you can adjust the distance indicator by dragging the small blue dot on the edge of the circle, or measure a different distance by tapping and dragging else where on the map. The distance tool will lock on to nearby objects such as radar, spotter, or storm report locations, making it easier to measure the distances between them. When starting from the location of the currently selected radar, the distance tool shows the estimate height of the radar beam. The distance tool can show English or metric units, according to the Use Metric Units preference in the RadarScope settings.
The inspector tool is used to determine pixel values in the radar image. To invoke the inspector, tap on the inspector tool icon. The inspector will be overlaid and centered on the map. As you interact with the map, the inspector will show the value of the radar pixel immediately underneath it. When viewing radial products, the inspector includes an indicator that points in the direction of the radar.