Quick tour

The exact features in your Web mapping application may vary. This is a tour of some common features in many applications.

  1. Start the Web mapping application from the URL you have been given.
  2. If you have a wheel mouse, zoom in on the map by moving the mouse over the map and scrolling the wheel forward a few times.
  3. Pan (re-center) the map a few times by clicking and dragging on the map. The pan function is the default tool, active when the application starts.
  4. If the Navigation image is available, click on a corner of the image (may have an arrow) to pan (re-center) the map in the direction of the arrow. Hold down briefly on a corner of the image to pan more distance. Then pan back in the opposite direction. Notice the map is already present in areas you return to. This illustrates the caching functionality of the application.
  5. In the Toolbar, click the Zoom In tool , then click and drag on the map to draw a rectangle, and release the mouse button. The map zooms into the area of the rectangle.
  6. In the Toolbar, click the Identify tool . Then click in the map on a feature you are interested in. The Results section of the Console displays the location coordinates where you clicked. If any features are found where you clicked, you will see a plus sign next to the Location coordinates in Results (if not, an "x" will appear next to the Location--try again!).
  7. If features are found, expand the Location in the Results window by clicking its plus sign. This shows the layers where features are found. Expand a layer to explore the features found. You can right-click on a feature and choose to Zoom To the feature. When finished, you can remove a results item by right-clicking with the mouse and choosing Remove.
  8. Find features by using one of the Tasks in the Console. Expand Tasks by clicking the down-arrow on the right side of the Tasks section. Then if a find or search task is listed, click it and follow the instructions to find features on the map. Results will be shown in the Results section of the Console, similar to Identify tool. When you find features, highlight one or more by clicking their check-boxes in Results. Then right-click on the layer name and choose Zoom To Selected Features. The map will zoom to the area surrounding the feature you checked.
  9. Display the Map Contents by clicking its down-arrow in the Console. Map Contents shows the map services and layers in your map. Expand a map and its layers nodes in the tree view to show the contents of the map.
  10. If enabled, click the check-box next to one or more layers to turn the layer on or off. The map will update to reflect the visibility settings in Map Contents.
  11. Explore other content and tools in the map. We hope you find this Web mapping application useful and fun!