Help Documentation

Tools: Located along the top center of the map area:  Each tool will display the function as you hover over it.

Pan - to move around the map while holding down the mouse button. (The Parcel search button may interfere with panning. Uncheck the Parcel search button by choosing either the Road or Address search button).
  • Previous - zoom to last view.
  • Next - zoom back before previous.
  • Measure - (Measurements are only an approximation and not to be used as survey accurate.)
    1. Area - draw a shape and double click to finish. Use down arrow to change format results.
    2. Distance - draw a line and double click to finish. Use down arrow to change format results.
    3. Location - Pick a point on the map. This is a latitude/longitude location. Use the down arrow to change between Decimal Degrees and Degrees/Minutes/Seconds.
  • ID - this tool will display a pop-up window with attribute data for the following layers:
    1. Parcels - If appropriate, a link to a scanned survey will be available by selecting a number appearing in the fields: Survey1, Survey2 or Survey3. (All surveys may not be shown here. Please use the survey search function on the Public Works website  for any additional research).
    2. Roads
    3. Zoning
  • Print Map (If you have the Terrain map set and you cannot see an image, it may be generated in the print or display a greyish background.)
    1. Choose the print format as desired. (tabloid = 11"x17")
    2. The image will be generated and a Printout link will be displayed.
    3. Click on this link and a separate tab will open with the print.
    4. Depending on your browser, you will need to set the appropriate page size and orientation to achieve the proper printed configuration.
  • Zoom In - hold down the mouse button to create a window for zooming closer into the map. Zooming in can also be accomplished using the mouse wheel or +/- buttons on the left side of the map.
  • Zoom Out - hold down the mouse button to create a window for moving further out of the current map area. Zooming out can also be accomplished using the mouse wheel or +/- buttons on the left side of the map.
  •  (Zoom County Extents) - at present there is no function to accomplish this.

  • Select Basemap Tab:  Located above the Search and Legend tabs on the right side.

    Click on the tab to choose from this list of 2 available maps. (The Terrain map will not display when zoomed below certain scales.)
    • Terrain
    • Aerial Imagery (this is the default).

    Legend Tab:

    • The legend shows the Table of Contents categories with the list of layer names, symbols and colors.
    • Some layers automatically display attributes such as district numbers, road and waterway names.
    • Each category or individual layer can be turned on and off.
    • Some layers will not be visible until the map extents are zoomed to a closer range.
    • The Close tabs to the left and top of the Legend will close those areas of the mapping web page to enable more map viewing.

    Search Tab:

    • Township & Range - use the down arrows to select a Township, Range and Section. Then press Go.
    • Road
      1. Once selected, begin typing the first characters of the ROAD NAME ONLY in the Search Value box. (Ignore the prefixes like "NW, "SE" and road type like "Rd", "St")
      2. A list will begin to form of the road name only.
      3. Choose from the list or continue typing additional characters to refine the search.
      4. The results will appear below.
      5. Use the Zoom To icon.
    • Parcel
      1. Once selected, begin typing the 14 digit Tax ID number in the Search Value box.
      2. A list will begin to form.
      3. Choose from the list or continue typing additional numbers to refine the search.
      4. The results will appear below.
      5. Choose the appropriate parcel number.
      6. You will be zoomed automatically to your parcel.
      7. If the Parcel search option is still chosen, you can click on other parcels and they will be highlighted and display some information in the Results area.
    • Create Buffer - (locate parcels within a specified distance of a target parcel)
      1. Search and choose a parcel as described above.
      2. Choose the desired buffer distance from the dropdown list.
      3. This will generate a pop-up window with a Results tab and a Tab Delimited tab.
      4. You can use the Tab Delimited tab to copy the data into a spreadsheet program.
        • To copy the data; right click inside the Tab Delimited list, choose select all, right click again choose copy and then open a spreadsheet program and paste the list.
    • Address (this is a mathematical calculation and may not be the exact location)
        Once selected, type in the desired Street Number and the ROAD NAME ONLY in the appropriate boxes. (Ignore the prefixes like "NW, "SE" and road type like "Rd", "St")
      1. A list will begin to form of the road name only.
      2. Choose from the list or continue typing additional characters to refine the search. (If there are multiple results for the same road name, choose one and if applicable that there are 2 roads with the same name but different prefixes or road types, you will see both in the returned results).
      3. The results will appear below.
      4. Use the Zoom To icon.
    • Clear Selected - This will clear (unhighlight) your selection.