How do I measure distance or area?
  1. Click the Measure icon (ruler) on the tool bar to open the Measure window
  2. Click the shape symbol to the left for area, the adjacent line symbol for length or the XY point for location
  3. Once chosen a dropdown to the right will provide units-of-measurement options, see arrow below. Click on the pull down option to the right of the units of measurement to change units.
    Measurement Window
  4. The measurement options to the right of the tool change depending on the tool you’ve chosen, with area for the shape tool, linear units of measurement for the ruler and Longitude and Latitude measurements for the Point tool.  
    XY Point Tool for Measurement
  5. By holding down control while drawing or measuring, you can snap to parcel lines.

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1. How can I search for a property by address?
2. How can I navigate on the map more easily / quickly?
3. How can I zoom to my current location?
4. How can I get back to the map of Whatcom County?
5. How do I print a map?
6. How do I change the scale range for the property ID label visibility?
7. How do I adjust layers visibility and drawing order?
8. How do I measure distance or area?
9. How do I access the Whatcom County Zoning Regulations from the Map?
10. How accurate is the parcel data?
11. When I search a parcel, how do I move the popup from obscuring the map underneath?
12. How do I brighten the Assessor Map parcel lines and labels?
13. How can I add my own text and markup to a map?
14. How do I use the Public Notification Tool?
15. Why is the map responding slowly?