Distance Tool

This article provides a general overview of the distance tool feature that includes time/distance calculation. The Distance Tool allows you to add a Rhumb Line (RL) or Great Circle (GC) to an area of interest to gain a distance measurement.

The Basics

In the Main Menu, toggle the Distance Tool and select the options pencil.  

Distance Tool

This will bring up the Distance Tool editor on the bottom of the screen.

Distance Tool

Create Multi-segment Lines

To create a single or multi-segment line, click create new path. 

 Distance Tool

Distance Tool

You will be prompted to select the region of the map to begin the line.

Distance Tool

Follow the prompts at the top of the screen to draw first line/segment.

Distance Tool

Distance Tool

Users have the ability to add nodes to create multi-segment lines/paths by right clicking the end point.

Distance Tool

Distance Tool

‘Snap-to’ Segments of Vessels

A user may attach a line segment to any vessel icon they have on their SeaVision map. 

First, create a line segment.

Using the end of the segment without the Circle icon, right click on the ‘X’.  A pop-up menu will appear above the segment-end.  Select “SNAP TO VESSEL”

Distance Tool

Next, right-click on the vessel that you would like the line segment attached to.

Distance Tool

A pop-up message will appear with the instructions “To complete the snap, right click on a vessel.”

Any segment end is allowed to ‘snap-to’ a vessel. 

Edit Line Segment

Users can edit individual line segments by selecting the associated node.  The current segment is identified by a dotted line.  Users can modify by range/bearing and hit update to view immediate changes.

Distance Tool

Users have the ability to select various units of measurement (meters, nautical miles, kilometers, miles, feet)

Distance Tool

Add Multiple Segments Simultaneously

Users have the ability to add multiple multi-segment lines/paths simultaneously by creating new paths.

Distance Tool

You can add as many Distance Tools onto the Map as you need, and if you wish to clear your Map of the Distance Tool(s), pressing the Clear All button will remove all of the tools and their segments.