INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO USE THIS MAP

Tools

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With the Zoom In tool you are able to zoom in by clicking on a location or by dragging a box to define a particular extent.

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To zoom out on a map, pick the Zoom Out tool. Define the extent of the area that you wish to zoom out to by clicking on a location or by dragging a box to define a particular extent.

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The Full Extent tool is a quick way to refresh the map to the largest scale. This is especially useful when you want to start fresh without losing the changes you made to the map.

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The Pan tool lets you navigate around the map. To move around the map hold the mouse button down while you drag the pointer across the map, whatever part of the map you grabbed, will end up wherever you release the mouse button.

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The Measure tool allows you to determine distances in feet and areas in square feet and acres by clicking on a starting location and moving the cursor.

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The Identify button allows you to click a feature and see a list of its data attributes. The data for the selected property is displayed in the Information Panel.

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The Clear tool removes the selected features or markup graphics that you have placed on the map. If there is only one layer with selected features or only the user markup layer, the selection or user graphics will be immediately removed. If there are multiple things to be cleared, a list will be shown to allow you to choose what you want to clear.

 

Navigating the Map

You can use a mouse or pointing device to move around and explore the map.

Map action

Use this tool...

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Re-center the map

Click-hold left mouse
Description: Left-mouse button

Click and hold the left mouse button and drag the map to move it.

Shift + Click left mouse
Description: Left-mouse button

Hold Shift and click the left mouse button to center the map at that spot.

Use the Panning Arrows
Description: Panning Arrows

Left Click on any of the arrows and the map will pan in the corresponding direction of the arrow.

Zoom in

Mouse wheel
Description: Mouse wheel

Scroll the mouse wheel forward or up to zoom in. Each scroll wheel tick will zoom the map in by about 50 percent in width and height.

Double-click left mouse
Description: Left-mouse button

Double-click the left mouse button on the map. The map will zoom in about 50 percent in width and height centered where you double-clicked.

Shift + Click-hold left mouse
Description: Left-mouse button

Hold shift + click and hold the left mouse button down on the map at one corner of the area of interest and drag the mouse to the other opposite corner, and release the mouse button. The map will zoom in to the area of the rectangle.

Zoom-level
Description: Zoom-level control

Click the top button on the zoom level control to zoom in. Some maps may have tics between the top and bottom buttons, which may be clicked to zoom to a specific scale level.

Zoom out

Mouse wheel
Description: Mouse wheel

Scroll the mouse wheel backward or down to zoom out. Each scroll wheel tick will zoom the map out by about 50 percent in width and height.

Shift + Ctrl + Click-hold left mouse
Description: Left-mouse button

Hold shift + ctrl + click and hold the left mouse button down on the map at one corner, drag the mouse to create a rectangle, and release the mouse button. The map will zoom out based on the size of the rectangle.

Zoom-level
Description: Zoom-level control

Click the bottom button on the zoom level control to zoom out. Some maps may have tics between the top and bottom buttons, which may be clicked to zoom to a specific scale level.

 

 

Changing the Map Background

Three backgrounds are available for viewing; schematic, natural features, and color aerial photography.  To view Aerial Photography and Natural Features data layers, click the appropriate button located on the upper right corner of the map display.  The selected layer will be displayed as the background for the parcels. 

Measuring Distances and Area

A measuring tool is available to button is clicked to activate> To measure distance, move the cursor to the starting location and click the left mouse button once.  Move the cursor to the end location; as the cursor moves, a red line will appear along with the distance shown in feet. 

To measure an area, move the cursor to the starting location and click the left mouse button once.  Move the cursor to draw the area to be measured.  As the cursor moves, a red line will appear.  To change directions, click the left mouse button once and continue to outline the area.  Click the left mouse button twice to calculate the square footage and acreage for the shaded area.

Click the red box Description: Button.jpg  at the end of the “Measure Tool” display to close.

Locate Address:

 

Individual properties may be located and mapped by street address. Enter the street number and street name such as “100 Main St” in the “Locate Address” search feature and click the Description: addr_search.gif address search button. The map will automatically reposition and zoom to the address and display the associated public service data for the property.

 

For streets with a directional prefix, use N, S, E, W; such as “701 E Broadway.  Wildcards, such as “*” cannot be used in the search. Do not enter apartment or suite numbers. All matching apartment and suite numbers will be displayed.

 

If the search returns a “No Matching Addresses found” message, please review the street address number and street name spelling.

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