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.
applications vary slightly between collections. See the individual help
pages for information on how they work:
Functions in left panel
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.
Zoom and pan
can zoom by:
the scroll wheel on
the zoom bar on
the right of the map,
double clicking on
the zoom tool found
at the top right of the map.
you can use the plus and minus keys on your keyboard to
can pan the map by:
can search for a location in Roam using a place name, road name, postcode,
grid reference, easting/northing or latitude/longitude.
your placename, postcode or coordinates in the search box at the top
the magnifying tool button or select return.
search results will be divided into different categories e.g. "Places",
a result to generate a map centred on that location.
Some collections offer a selection of basemaps.
the Basemaps button to change
the default Basemap that is being displayed.
Select map features
Some collections offer feature selection.
- The Map Content area
in the left panel can be used to turn different features of the map
on and off.
Map Content is not available for every map. To find a map where you
can do this, try checking the different Basemaps.
the boxes next to any unwanted layers and customise your map display.
drawing tools in Digimap Roam allow you to draw symbols, lines, shapes
and text on your maps.
can add labels to your features and select colours and styles.
Click Drawing Tools on
the left panel:
more detail help on the Drawing Tools, please see the How to use the Drawing Tools help
Save your map
- Select My Maps, then
the left panel.
the map a name and select the Save button.
Other details about the map such as the map view and the date it was
created will be saved. Any drawings you have added to the map will
also be saved.
View saved maps
- Select My Maps, then Open .
any saved map to view it.
Print your map
The print button
on the top menu bar takes you to a print window where you can create A4
to A0 files to print.
include: page size, title, print scale, print format, page layout,
as well as options to include your name, your annotations, national
grid lines, hill shading and legend.
Content Preview tab shows
a small area of map content.
Layout Preview tab
shows the extents of the area that your map will cover. The map can
be dragged in either preview tab to change the extents covered.
your options made, select the Generate Print File button
your print download file in your PDF reader software and click print.
Legends are provided as a separate pdf file.