Giraffe is a tool for expressing your ideas.

We’ve tried to make that as simple as possible. Giraffe is a data creation tool. Draw, 3D, areas.

Quick Links

🦒 In-App Guide

Drawing Accurately

Manage Drawing Layers


Video Intro To Drawing with Giraffe

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Adding new elements

Use the "Draw Bar" at the bottom of the screen to create something

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Drawing Tools

  1. Draw Buildings
  2. Draw Landscape + Trees
  3. Draw Roads and Parking
  4. Add Annotations and Points of Interest
  5. Flow Features
  6. More Drawing Tools
  7. Drawing Layers

Choose what you want to create in the dock, then start drawing by clicking on the map.

Option 1: Select the usage (eg. Residential) and start drawing an element of that type directly

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Option 2: Draw a shape first, then add a usage later. Rectangle is a convenient tool for drawing polygons with right angles.

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<aside> 💡 Hold down the S key on your keyboard to snap nodes to existing features as you draw.


Drawing Methods

Giraffe offers 3 methods of generating building geometry:


Click the tool in the draw palette, then select the Usage you would like to apply.

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