Pentagon: Locate Address/ XY

Pentagon: Explore Data

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Search for Data

 

In this section the user will learn how to quickly search for specific data as well as identify any feature in the map view. The main map tools

to search and identify features on the map is the ‘Quick Find’ map tool and ‘Identify’ map tool.

Quick Find Map Tool

The ‘Quick Find’ map tool is used to quickly search information on a property roll number, owner name, street, street intersection and lot

and concession.

 

How to open ‘Quick Find’ Map Tool

 

 This icon allows the user to open the ‘Quick Find’ map tool. Open the ‘Quick Find’ map tool by positioning the cursor over the ‘Tools’  menu and select the Quick Find’ map tool as shown in Figure 4.0.  The ‘Quick Find’ map tool will open as shown in Figure 4.1.

 

Note: The ‘Quick Find’ map tool is by default automatically loaded when the WebGIS page is opened. If this tool is accidently closed, the tool can be reopened by opening the ‘Quick Find’ map tool shown in Figure 4.0.

 

Figure 4.0 – ‘Tools’ menu

Figure 4.1 – ‘Quick Find’ map tool

 

 

How to use Quick Find Map Tool

 

The ‘Quick Find’ map tool allows a user to search for information by entering ‘Text’ or by selecting ‘Graphical’

features in the map view. The tools used by the ‘Quick Find’ map tool to search for and display feature(s) in the map

view are as follows:

 

 Text Search – This icon allows the user to search by entering text to locate specific feature(s) on the map view.

 

 Graphical Search – This icon allows the user to search by selecting graphical feature(s) directly in the map view

 

 Results – When a feature(s) is located through either ‘Text Search’ or ‘Graphical Search’, a results screen is displayed in

the ‘Quick Find’ map tool.  This icon allows the user to switch from the results screen to either the ‘Text Search’ or ‘Graphical

Search’ screen. Note: Only after performing a search will the ‘Results’ screen have data.

 

 Grid Results – This icon allows the user to display the database results of a feature(s) that is located in the map view.

 

 Minimize – This icon allows the user to minimize the ‘Quick Find’ map tool. To maximize or reopen the map tool, simply

select the binoculars of the minimized tool.

 

 Close – This icon allows the user to close the map tool.

 

Text Search

 

Follow the below steps to perform a text search, locate a specific feature in the map view and export the data.

 

1)     Click on the ‘Search Layer:’ drop down list and select the layer of choice.

 

Note: based on the layer selection, a brief description will appear just above the text field, indicating what to search for

and an example of what to enter in the text field.

 

2)     Enter the text to search for in the field provided, then click the ‘Search’  button           

3)     The number of features found and the results of the search will appear in ‘Results’ screen as shown in Figure 4.2.

 

Note: To return to the ‘Text Search’ screen, simply select the ‘Text Search’  Icon. 

To return to the ‘Results’ screen, select the ‘Results’  icon.

 

Figure 4.2 – ‘Results’ screen

 

4)     Position the cursor over the results in the ‘Results’ screen. Refer to Figure 4.2 above for example of  the ‘Results’

Screen the location of the results will appear in the map view.

 

5)     Use the cursor to click on the results in the ‘Results’ screen. The map view will reposition, zoom in to the location

of the Results and outline the feature in red.

 

Note: At this point the user may want to ‘Zoom’ further in, in order to view the feature(s) in the map using the ‘Zoom’

map tool or continue by viewing the database findings through the ‘Grid Results’ described in step 6 below.

 

6)     Select the ‘Grid Results’  icon to display the database results of the feature(s) located in the map view. As

shown in Figure 4.3 the data pertaining to the located feature is shown in the ‘Grid Results’ table.

 

7)     Click and hold the mouse button over the scroll bar at the bottom of the table, drag across to the right to view all

fields in the table.

 

Note: The table can be repositioned in the map view by a click and hold the mouse button above the field names while

 dragging it to another location in map view.

 

Figure 4.3 – ‘Grid Results’ table

 

                                        

8)     Select the ‘Export to CSV’ button to export the data to an excel file if necessary.

 

9)     Select the X button to the top right corner of the ‘Grid Results’ table to close the table at any time.

10)  To start a new search, select the ‘Text Search’  icon and in the ‘Text Search’ screen either select the ‘Clear’

button or enter the new text to search in the field provided.

                                                      

 

Graphical Search

Follow the below steps to perform a graphical search, locate a specific feature(s) in the map view and export the data.

 

1)     Click the ‘Graphical Search’  icon in the ‘Quick Find’ map tool to open the ‘Graphical Search’ screen as shown

in Figure 4.4

 

Figure 4.4 – ‘Graphical Search’ screen

 

Below is a brief description of each graphical search tool available for the ‘Graphical Search’

 

 

Point – Allows a user to search for a feature by a single click in the map view

 

 

Line – Allows a user to search for a feature(s) by drawing a line over the feature in the map view.

The user will start the line and end the line by double clicking

 

 

Rectangle – Allows a user to search for a feature(s) by drawing a rectangle around the feature in the

map view.

 

 

Polygon – Allows a user to search for a feature(s) by drawing a polygon or custom shape around

the Feature

 

 

Clear – Allows a user to clear search results

 

 

 

2)     Click on the ‘Search Layer:’ drop down and select the layer of choice.

 

Note: based on the layer selection, a brief description will appear just above the graphical search tools, indicating which

graphical search tool(s) can be used to search for features in the map view or if the tool can be used at all for the layer

selected.

 

3)     Select one of the graphical search tools to select a feature(s) in the map view.

 

 

‘Identify’ Map Tool

The ‘Identify’ map tool is used to identify information on any layers available.

 

How to open ‘Identify Find’ Map Tool

 

 This icon allows the user to open the ‘Identify’ map tool. Open the ‘Identify’ map tool by positioning the cursor over the ‘Tools’     menu and select the ‘Identify’ map tool as shown in Figure 4.0.  The ‘Identify’ map tool will open as shown in Figure 4.1.

 

 

Figure 4.0.1 – ‘Tools’ menu

Figure 4.0.2 – ‘Identify’ map tool

 

How to use Identify Map Tool

 

The same tools used in the ‘Quick Find’ map tool are also the same tools used to identify any feature in the map view using

the ‘Identify’ map tool. These are as follows:

 

 Text Search – This icon allows the user to identify by entering text to locate specific feature(s) on the map.

 

 Graphical search – This icon allows the user to identify by selecting graphical feature(s) directly in the map

 

 Results – When a feature(s) is identified through either ‘Text Search’ or ‘Graphical Search’, a results screen is displayed.

This icon allows the user to switch from the results screen to either the ‘Text Search’ or ‘Graphical Search’ screen. 

 

Note: Only after performing an identify will this the ‘Results’ screen have data.

 

 Grid Results – This icon allows the user to display database results of a feature(s) that is located.

 

 Minimize – This icon allows the user to minimize the ‘Identify’ map tool. To maximize or reopen the map tool,

simply select the identify  button while the tool is minimized.

 

 Close – This icon allows the user to close the map tool.

 

Text and Graphical Search

 

1)     Repeat the steps used in the ‘Quick Find’ map tool above to perform a ‘Text Search’ or ‘Graphical Search’ to identify any  feature in the map using the ‘Identify’ map tool.

 

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