Map Interaction Tools

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Located in the top right corner of the screen, the tool drawer contains tools for interacting with the map and radar data. When the drawer is closed, the most recently used tool is displayed. Tap on the gray arrow or swipe left to open the drawer and reveal the other tools. Tap the gray arrow again or swipe right to close the drawer.


1. Draw Tool - 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.

2. Distance Tool - 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 used 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 estimated 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.

3. Inspector Tool - The inspector tool is used to determine pixel values in the radar image. To use 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.

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