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How do I create custom maps?

Learn how to add shapes, icons, notes, and documents to a custom map in Acres.

In this article, you'll learn how to create a custom map using a saved selection. You can use customization tools to mark important features on your property, plan land improvements, save notes about your land, and more.

Create a custom map

First, navigate to your Saved Land dashboard from the main plat map menu. Click Saved > Saved Land.

Next, select the three dot menu next to one of your saved selections and select Customize from the list of options.

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Draw shapes on your map

The map customization panel in the upper left-hand corner of the screen includes several shape drawing tools. These allow you to draw custom boundaries, rectangles, or circles on the map.

To draw a custom shape, select one of the drawing tools and select a starting point on the map. Each click will create a new corner. To close a shape, click on the original point you placed on the map.

To draw a rectangle or circle, select either shape from the menu, then click and drag the shape to the desired size.

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Add icons to your map

The customization tools provide several preset icons as well as color-coded points that you can use to label buildings, wells, irrigation systems, and more.

To get started, select an icon from the menu, then click on the map where you would like to the place the icon. Then, add a title and description in the dialogue box.

Add an icon to your map using the customization tool on Acres.co

Add or edit the title and description for a shape or icon

When you create a shape or add an icon, you will be prompted to enter a title and description. Click Done to save.

If you need to edit a title or description, simply select any shape or icon, enter new text, and then click Done to save.

In the customization tool, a small window opens to edit a shape/icon.

Delete a shape or icon

Select any shape or icon, then click the three dot menu. Next, click Delete.

Note: You cannot undo this action.

Delete an icon or shape by selecting the three dots in the upper right corner.

Add attachments to a shape or icon

Select any shape or icon you added to the map, then click the document icon next to the title text box. You can drag and drop files, or you can click Browse to select files from your folders.

The following file formats are supported: .png, .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .docx. ,.xlsx, .xls, .csv.

Upload documents to an icon or shape

Delete an attachment

To delete an attachment, click on the shape or icon the document is attached to. Click on the document button, then click on the trashcan to the right of the file you want to remove.

Note: You cannot undo this action.

Delete file attachment in this window.

Download an attachment

To download an attachment, select the associated shape or icon. Then, click on the document button and select the download button to the right of the file you would like to download.

Download attachment in this window