The Masking tool lets you focus on a specific area of the map by removing data from all the surrounding areas. Data will be shown only inside the masked area, the rest will be grayed out.
Creating a mask
The square and circular selection tools help you select multiple geographies within a specified distance from the center point of the selection tool. Select the Square or Circle tool, click on the starting point and drag to include the geographies you are interested in.
Note: the masked area will not be a perfect square or a circle. Instead, all the geographies touched by the square or circle will be selected for masking in their entirety.
To remove a mask, click the X symbol on the mask button in the upper left corner of the application.