Click on the "
+" to zoom in at a generalized location. To zoom in to a more specific area, click on the map itself. The map will be redrawn at twice the current resolution. The map will be centered on the point where you clicked.
Click on the "
-" to zoom out at a generalized location.
Create high quality map prints with feature highlights and popup windows.
Refresh Map Tool
This tool when pressed takes the map back to its default position.
Information & Tool Pop-Ups
Open and close the Feature Information, Tool Bar, and Header/Menu pop-up outs by clicking the
To pan around on the map (move side to side or up and down) click, hold, and drag.
Feature Info Pop-up
Opens when a feature is clicked on. Most features when "clicked on" will have a "Pop up". This feature provides basic information about the feature that you have clicked on.
This will collapse if you click the "up arrow" located at left-hand edge:
Located in the lower right-hand corner of the map screen:
Map Legend window in the lower right-hand corner of the map screen. All features in the legend denoted with a "check box" can be turned "On" or "Off". Only a couple of the features will be checked when the program opens. These are preset so that your computer will be able to process the data faster. NOTE: Some layers (depending on the data source and your network speed) may take some time to render.
Query a Community or Place
Query a Community or Place Tool is used to as a quick "jump-to" to a known community or a known place. Select your desired location from the drop-down menu. Click 'Get Results' and zoom to that location.
Data Summary Tool
Data Summary Tool will allow you to select features in one layer and then find features in a second layer that meet certain criteria (e.g., intersect within a certain distance). Selection tools include radius, box, shape, and attribute filters. Click 'Get Results' and export your data.
Type an Assessor Parcel Number (APN) into the search box (in this format: 123456789) and click "Go". The map will automatically zoom to the location and highlight your query.
Quick Address Search, Parcel or Coordinate Search
Select an option under the address field. Type an address (select
Address), coordinates (select Coordinate for Latitude/Longitude) or parcel number (select Data and type the parcel number in this format: 123456789) into the
Search Box (located in the upper right-hand corner of the map screen. The map will automatically zoom to the location.
Change the Basemap
You may select from a number of basemaps including HERE aerial imagery, terrain, topographic and street maps and HERE Maps roads, satellite, hybrid, and terrain.
Create Printable PDF
Create a printable version of your customized map in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). It may take some time to generate the PDF.
Measure (Draw On the Map)
Select a draw tool and the window will automatically close and you can begin adding shapes to your map to highlight an area or specify a certain point. The tool will also calculate distance and area. Double click to close polygons.
Google Street View
This tool seamlessly integrates Google's Street View with your map.
Zoom to your current location and track your movements on your mobile, tablet or netbook device. When activated, your location will be identified on the map. This feature requires the user to authorize their web browser to know their location.
Quickly zoom to any saved bookmarks you created. Use the toolbar at the top of the map to create a bookmark.
Sketches within the Map Legend to enable the tool.
To create a sketch, click on the Sketch tab and click on the
Create a Sketch button at the bottom of the Sketch panel.
The Sketch panel will open on the left hand side of your map. Here you can set a name and description for the sketch.
Sketches are designed to be shared and worked on collaboratively, so by default new sketches can be edited by anyone with the sketch URL. If you would like to prevent others from editing your sketch, uncheck the box "Allow sketch to be edited by others".
Once you have set your sketch name and edit settings, click
Done to continue to the drawing tools.
Sketch allows you to create line, polygon, rectangle, oval, marker, and text annotations on your maps.
To place a marker, select
Create a marker from the tool bar and click on the map to place the marker. You can select a color from the range provided. If you need to re-position the marker, simple hover your mouse over the marker, and click and drag the marker to the preferred location.
To save the marker, click the
To draw a shape, click on the corresponding icon on the right of the sketch panel, and start drawing. You can adjust the line and fill colors and opacity of lines and shapes, and the text content of annotations.
To adjust the size or position of shapes, click on the white box nodes and drag to your preferred shape or size.
Extremely large circles may appear to be compressed if placed near the top or bottom of the map boundary; however, they occupy the same amount of area. This is due to the distortion of the web Mercator map projection.