LandsatLook Viewer — Advanced Features
Location Taken: US
Andrew Dykstra (Contractor), USGS EROS Center
In this tutorial, we will
show you how to use some
advanced features in LandsatLook
Viewer. Start by clicking on the
Basemap gallery. With LandsatLook
Viewer, you have the option to
select different basemaps.
This will be helpful when using
the Image Transparency slider
on the Modify Images menu.
Navigate to your area of interest.
Set the Image Transparency
slider to 50%.
The Measure tool can be used to gather
area and distance measurements.
The basemap can provide guidance
for boundaries, roads, and names.
Use the Draw on Map menu to
create polygons, lines, and add
text that you can use to
annotate your area of interest.
Use the Delete button to clear
all annotations from the map.
Users can create multiple
annotations on the map in
different colors. When drawing
new lines and shapes, keep in
mind that they will overwrite
existing drawn objects.
The Text tool will allow you
to add custom labels.
Labels must be placed outside
of currently-placed polygons.
Adjusting the Drawing Transparency
level controls all items
drawn on the map.
When you have finished creating
annotations, go back to the Modify
Images menu and change the
transparency to 100%.
You can return to the Draw On
Map menu to make any adjustments
When you are satisfied with
your map, you can use the
Print menu to create a handout,
which will include your
annotations and title as well
as the date you created the
map and a scale.
You can bookmark your location
to save your area of interest.
To share your current view with
friends, click Generate URL to
create a shortened link. Social
media links to Facebook, Twitter,
and Google, plus a link to email
provide additional convenience.
Questions and comments can be
directed toward firstname.lastname@example.org