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Click on numbers or sections on map below to find out more about using that feature. This map is just one example of an interactive map, others may look different and have other features, but all function similarly. More help related to interactive maps and GIS is available on our Website / Interactive Maps frequently asked questions page. For a complete list of available maps, visit our Interactive Maps page.
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General Navigation
You can navigate (move your view) in two dimensions in any Google Map. To pan (move the map), do one of the following:
  • Click and drag the map
  • Press the up arrow on your keyboard to move north
  • Press the down arrow on your keyboard to move south
  • Press the right arrow on your keyboard to move east
  • Press the left arrow on your keyboard to move west

Additionally, you can zoom in or out pressing the + or - keys. Move the cursor over a location and use the mouse scroll button to zoom in or out on that location. To center and zoom in on a location, double click the location.

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1 - Navigation Controls
Navigation controls   The navigation controls you see for most of our interactive maps are shown on the left. Navigation controls include:
  1. Arrows - Click the appropriate arrow buttons to move the view north, south, east or west. Click Center of arrow controls to return to your original view.
  2. Zoom - Click + to zoom in on the center of the map. Click - to zoom out.
  3. Zoom slider - Drag the zoom slider up or down to zoom in or out incrementally.
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2 - Info Window
Example of an Info Window   Info windows appear when you click a marker and display additional information about the location. To view the info window for a marker, do one of the following:
  • Click the marker
  • Click the marker in the Search results tab
  • Click the appropriate link in the Search results tab

Info windows contain more information about the marker/item chosen. You can also get driving directions. After entering an address, clicking on the "Get Directions" button takes you to Google Maps with a map, directions and all the other functionality provided by Google Maps.

Note the map can be panned to view information obscured by the info wondow.

To close an info window, click theClose window iconicon in the upper right corner of the info window.

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3 - Map Views
Map views   Click these to display different map views:
  • Map = street level imagery
  • Satellite = aerial images
  • Hybrid = both map and satellite
  • Terrain = elevation / relief maps of 3D terrain and street map
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4 - Markers

Blue tear-drop marker

Red tear-drop marker

Triangle marker

  Markers are used to signify a location. A legend is included on each web page that defines what the markers are for on that page. For example, markers on our Biologist Reports page indicate waters that have reports available.

Some examples of markers are shown at left.

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5 - Coordinates
Latitude/longitude coordinates   Latitude (left box; in this example, 42.194951) & longitude (right box; in this example, -80.105438) boxes track the coordinate position of the crosshair (center of map). To find specific coordinates on the map, enter Latitude/Longitude values in the boxes and click on the "Move to Lat/Long" button - Map will re-center to entered coordinates.
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6 - Crosshair
Crosshair Toggle crosshair button   Indicates the center point of the map. Latitude/longitude (lat/long) coordinates are displayed below the map. The crosshair can be displayed/not displayed by clicking on the "Toggle Crosshair" button.
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7 - Help
Moving your mouse over the Help icon icon will display information about how to use a feature or other information about that feature.
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8 - Overview Map
Overview map   The overview map appears in the bottom right corner of the map. It helps orient you by showing the location of current map view in the context of a larger geographical area. The area currently displayed in the map is show as a purple box in the overview map. At any time, click Hide overview map icon to hide the overview map or click Show overview map icon to display it again.

As you pan or zoom in the map, the overview map view changes accordingly. You can change the existing view in the map by doing one of the following:

  • Drag and drop the purple box in the overview map.
  • Drag and drop the area outside the purple box to pan the map.
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