Keyboard shortcuts

Learning these shortcuts will significantly increase your mapping efficiency

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Written by Karen Joyce
Updated over a week ago

You can access these shortcuts while digitising inside a project and navigating a map. We are continually adding more, so check back again soon, and let us know if there are others you can think of that you would like to use!


Esc: close an open pop up
+: zoom out
-: zoom in
Z: zoom to global extent (datasets); zoom to all layers (projects)
Shift: hold and use your mouse to draw a box around an area to zoom in to
home: move the map interface one entire screen to the left
end: move the map interface one entire screen to the right
PgUp: move the map interface one entire screen up
PgDn: move the map interface one entire screen down
Up arrow: move the map up
Down arrow: move the map down; move the selected feature down by one pixel at a time
Left arrow: move the map left
Right arrow: move the map right

Space: hold to temporarily enact the pan tool while otherwise in the select tool


Esc: change from any drawing tool to the pointer
R: draw rectangle
T: add text
Y: draw polygon
O: draw ellipse
P: draw point
H: pan
L: draw line
Delete: delete selected layer or feature
Ctrl + Z: undo last edit (use cmd on mac)
Ctrl + shift + Z: redo last edit (use cmd on mac)
Up arrow: move selected feature up one pixel
Down arrow: move selected feature down one pixel
Left arrow: move selected feature left one pixel
Right arrow: move selected feature right one pixel

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