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dtToolPoint Point

Activates the point feature type for data capture. Tap the map to create a new point feature at the tapped location into the edited layer then DigiTerra Explorer proceeds to capture attributes according to the Settings > Record > New record: <selected option>. The point feature type remains active for data capture until another tool is activated. The Point button allows capture on the screen with the pen or mouse but not with incoming GPS coordinates.

 

Tap / Left click: captures point feature at the tapped location

Drag:  captures point feature at the tapped location using crosshairs

Tap and hold / Right click: displays the Context menu

 

Context menu

 

PointInputContext

Opens the Insert Point panel. Only this option appears in the context menu when there is no vector feature layer on the Layer Manager or when the edited layer's file format is not MAP - DigiTerra

 

hmtoggle_plus1Context menu for MAP - DigiTerra layers

PointInputContext-twoOptions

Opens the Insert Point panel

Activates the multipoint feature type for data capture

 

Multipoint context menu

 

MultipointContext

Undoes the last edit made to a feature

Opens the Insert Point panel

Opens the Modify panel

Deactivates the multipoint feature type for data capture

Undoes all edit made to a feature

Creates the multipoint feature and deactivates the multipoint feature type for data capture.

 

Point and multipoint features in a MAP - DigiTerra layer

PointMultipoint

 

hmtoggle_plus1Troubleshooting

The point feature type for data capture is only available when editing is turned on for the active layer on the Layer Manager and the layer's feature type is POINT, anyway the following cases are possible:

 

1.If the active layer is a POINT feature layer but the editing is turned off or the layer locked on the Layer Manager the following message box appears to enable editing in the active layer:
PointEditCase1
 

2.If the active layer is a POINT feature layer but the edited layer is a line or polygon feature layer (or a data table or a text file) the following message box appears:
PointEditCase2
 

3.If the active layer is a raster layer or there is no vector layer on the Layer Manager the New work layer panel appears to select an existing layer from the project or create a new one:
NewWorkLayer

 

Available in

 

new-16x16 = new feature

Basic

Advanced

Professional

Availability of the "Point" tool in different editions

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yes-16x16

yes-16x16

 

hmtoggle_plus1See also

k-tip-iconMultipoint features can be exploded into single point features with the dtToolExplode Explode tool

k-tip-iconYou can also create multipoint geometry from a single point feature with the dtToolAddVertex Insert vertex tool

k-tip-iconPlease also have a look at this video tutorial: Creating new multipoint features