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GIS/ESRI Maps Help Center
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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 any interactive map. To pan (move the map), do one of the following:
  • Click and drag the map
  • While holding down the shift key, click on map, and drag the mouse to draw a box around area to zoom.
  • Additionally, move the cursor over a location and use the mouse scroll button to zoom in or out on that 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. Zoom - Click arrows at either end of zoom bar to zoom in or out.
  2. 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   Information windows with additional information about the location will appear when you click a marker. To view the information 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. Some also include getting driving directions. After entering a starting 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.

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

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3 - Base Map Views
  Click the dropdown arrow to display different base map views. Click the view you would like to see the interactive map display your information.
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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.

Be sure to always click "Refresh Map" after "panning" within the map, to ensure all available markers have been updated. 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 gray 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 gray box in the overview map.
  • Drag and drop the area outside the gray box to pan the map.
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9 - PA View
  The "PA View" button is used to return the zoom level to the original area covered by the Interactive map.
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