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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

August 10, 2009

So you’ve just used the PortGIS Program to figure out the distance across Harbor drive is about 66 ft, or you’ve used the streetview tool to identify the utility box which needs to be repaired. But now you want to share this information through email or in a word document. Below is a video showing an easy technique to take a screenshot and do some minor graphic design work. This is only for non-presentation quality maps. If you need a map to include in a report or presentation please contact the proper engineer, architecture  and mapping technician, or the GIS Group. I find this technique saves me time and is more accurate than trying to portray the same information in words. You can also use Snagit instead of Microsoft Paint.

distance across Harbor drive by the B Street Pier is about 66 ft

distance across Harbor drive by the B Street Pier is about 66 ft

electrical box which needs to be repaired

utility box which needs to be repaired

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So you’ve used the PortGIS to figure something out. You’ve figured out the distance across Harbor drive by the B Street Pier is about 66 ft. Or you’ve used the streetview tool to identify the electrical box which needs to be repaired. Now you want to share this information through email or in a word document. Below is

djgdfsja video showing an easy technique to take a screenshot and do some minor graphic design work. I find this technique saves me time over trying to portray the same information in words.