Tools

Displays descriptive information for a specified map feature.

Map features must be visible in the Map View to be Identified.

  1. Select the Identify Tool either under the Tools button or on the menu bar.
  2. Click on a map feature.
  3. Information for the feature(s) will be returned in a summarized format by default (under the "Identify" tab).
  4. Users have the option to see more descriptive information by clicking the "Details" tab.

Assembles information describing the "Community" surrounding a specified location on the map.

  1. Select Community Info either under the Tools button or on the menu bar.
  2. In the map, click on a location or point of interest.
  3. Several catagories of descriptive information will be returned in a collapsible panel on the left.
  4. Click the + beside the desired info to expand the panel with the desired information.
  5. An option to print the Community Info is available by clicking the Print button.

Provides a direct link to use Google's Street View technology from specified location on the map.

  1. Select Street View either under the Tools button or on the menu bar.
  2. In the map, click on a location or point of interest.
  3. Two small windows appear in panel on the left, representing information directly from Google's Street View.
  4. There is an option to open the Street View site in a stand-alone format by clicking the "Large View" button.
  5. You can manipulate the location being viewing directly within the side panel by either clicking a different location on the lower map or by dragging the imagery on the upper map.

Provides the option to draw graphics and enter text on the map.

Tool Tips appear on map indicating click to start, and click to finish, to create the shape.

  • Drawing a Point
    1. Click the Red dropdown to choose the point color.
    2. Click the Circle dropdown to choose the point shape.
    3. Click the 8 dropdown to choose the point size.
  • Drawing a Line
    1. Click the Red dropdown to choose the line color.
    2. Click the Solid dropdown to choose the line design.
    3. Click the Size dropdown to choose the line width.
  • Drawing a Shape
    1. Click the Red dropdown to choose the shape color.
    2. Click the 20% dropdown to choose the shape opacity.
    3. Click the Size dropdown to choose the shape line width.
  • Creating Text
    1. Click the Red dropdown to choose the text color.
    2. Click the Arial dropdown to choose the text font.
    3. Click the 12pt dropdown to choose the font size.
    4. Type text in the text box and then click on the map where you want the text placed.

Provides the ability to measure an Area, Length, and display Longitude and Latitude coordinates on the map.

  1. Select the Area Icon and click Acres to choose the desired unit of measure. Click to Start and Double Click to Finish measurement.
  2. Select the Distance Icon and click Feet to choose the desired unit of measure. Click to Start and Double Click to Finish measurement.
  3. Select the Location Icon and click Degrees to toggle display units between Decimal Degrees and Degrees, Minutes, Seconds.
  4. When using the coordinate tool, you can switch the coordinate display units by using the XY Map Units Icon

Zooms to specified Coordinates.

  • Enter the XY or Latitude and Longitude of the location you would like to zoom to.
  • Once you have entered the coordinates, hit the "Zoom to" button and the map will zoom and recenter at the desired location.

Follows your location on the map using GPS and cellular towers.

  • Optionally, you can show the closest map feature in the available map layers.
  • If a chosen layer doesn't have a feature nearby, you'll get no features found.

Provides the ability to export predifined features/layers and download them into different formats from the map.

  1. Select the Export Layers option from the Tools dropdown list.
  2. From the Format dropdown list, select the export format you would like to download your data in for example, ESRI Shapefile or AutoCAD R2010 (.dwg).
  3. Simply click the Export button and your predifined layers will be clipped to the current map extents and downloaded to your browser.

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