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The Map Cursor
Every Calflora map application has a map cursor:

When you are using the map, you have a single location indicated on the map by the map cursor. Your location is displayed as latitude and longitude just outside the map. You can change your location by clicking (not dragging) on the map.

You use the map cursor to find the coordinates of a spot on the map, or to extract information from the map.

For instance, if you have the Annual Precipitation layer turned on, then when you click on a colored polygon, you will see the annual precipitation value at that location. In the following sequence of map clicks, the precipitation goes from 37 inches on the coast to 53 inches up in the hills:

Similarly, to find out the name of a park, turn on the Protected Areas layer and click inside the boundary of the park.

You can also use the map cursor to go from one map application to another, preserving your location. Suppose you are in What Grows Here?, viewing a list of plants that grow at a particular location. To view all observations at the same location, open TOOLS and click
Adding a Point Location in Plant Observation Entry
Here is how to add a point location to a new record in Plant Observation Entry (POE).
Also watch this YouTube Video which covers the same information.

Go to Plant Observation Entry, and press to start adding a record.

On the map, zoom in close to where you want to put the point location.
Open Point Location . Click set point location.
Click once on the map exactly where you want to put the point location.

A blue icon appears where you clicked. The map cursor is also at the same location, and appears under the blue icon.

The Point Location panel shows the latitude and longitude of the new location.
This observation record now has a point location.

You can move the map cursor by clicking on the map. The blue icon stays in the same place.

If you need to change the point location, press change point location.
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