A placemark marks a position on the map. At its most basic, a placemark is indicated by a default icon and stores geographic location.
Adding a placemark
To add a placemark, pan to a position on the map centered by the crosshair and tap . Users will be shown the Placemark details screen before a placemark is actually created. This screen (shown under Placemark details) allows users to specify the name of the placemark, specify the symbol, attach pictures, and set any attributes. Once you have set the necessary information, tap Submit or tapping in the upper right corner, and the placemark will be created.
Tap the placemark label to see details about the placemark. On the Add or Edit Placemark screen, you can change the placemark title, icon, enter a description, add photos, edit the location coordinate, and edit attribute schema. Our classic placemark symbols from previous versions of the app are now available for users to select. For more information about attribute schemas, please see this article located in the Advanced Data Collection section of the Help Centre.
Photos can be added during placemark creation, or afterwards. Tap , and select the camera icon to take a photo, or select the gallery icon to choose a photo from your camera roll. If your photos are geotagged it will be possible to view the photo metadata as an overlay, provided the photo is taken within the app. Most phones allow for geotagging, enabling this feature can be done from the camera settings. The metadata can be overlaid in basic or advanced layouts, and Pro subscribers have the option of displaying their email. Information included in the overlay is able to be exported with your data.
Moving a placemark on a map
To move a placemark on the map, tap and hold a placemark, drag it to another position and release it.
Deleting a placemark
Tap on the placemark to show the placemark label. The label can then be tapped to see details about the placemark.
For Android users, tap in the top right corner and then select delete from the menu.
For iOS users, placemarks can be deleted by tapping .
Users are able to manually fetch elevation data for placemarks collected outside of cellular and WiFi service. Placemarks collected while connected to cellular and WiFi service will have elevation data captured by default. Users can do this for each individual placemark, by tapping on the placemark to view its label, and then tapping the label to view the 'Edit Placemark' page. From here, the user can tap the curved arrow beside the elevation field to generate an elevation value. Alternatively, users may also enter their own custom elevation value by tapping 'Elevation', then 'Edit value' from the drop-down.
Alternatively, the elevation data can be fetched or regenerated for an entire layer. This can be done at the Map Layers page or the general Layers tab. From either location, the user can tap beside the desired layer, and select 'Fetch elevation'. This will show the placemarks in the layer, and from here, the user can tap the curved arrow to fetch or regenerate the elevation values.