How to view, annotate and print maps

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What is Roam?

Roam is an application where you can view, print and annotate maps. The guidance below will help you get started with the key functions.

 

Roam variations

Roam applications vary slightly between collections. See the individual help pages for information on how they work:

Functions in left panel

Lots of the functions in Roam can be found in the left panel. If you can't see it select the arrow at the bottom left of Roam.

left panel of Roam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Zoom and pan

Zoom

You can zoom by:

 

Pan

You can pan the map by:

 


Search

You can search for a location in Roam using a place name, road name, postcode, grid reference, easting/northing or latitude/longitude.

 

search button image

search results box

 

 


Select basemaps

Some collections offer a selection of basemaps.

  1. Use the Basemaps button image of Basemaps button to change the default Basemap that is being displayed.

 

 

Select map features

Some collections offer feature selection.

  1. The Map Content area in the left panel can be used to turn different features of the map on and off.
  2. Note: Map Content is not available for every map. To find a map where you can do this, try checking the different Basemaps.
  3. Uncheck the boxes next to any unwanted layers and customise your map display.  

 

map content area

 

 

 


Add drawings

The drawing tools in Digimap Roam allow you to draw symbols, lines, shapes and text on your maps.

You can add labels to your features and select colours and styles.

 

Click Drawing Tools on the left panel:

drawing tools image

 

 

For more detail help on the Drawing Tools, please see the How to use the Drawing Tools help page.

 


Save your map

 


View saved maps

My Maps save area

 

 


Print your map

The image of print button print button on the top menu bar takes you to a print window where you can create A4 to A0 files to print.

 

 

image of Print window