Web Mapping Application Help


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Welcome to the Web Mapping Application Help Section


This help section was developed to provide guidance on using our on-line web mapping applications. It is split into two sections:


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Common GIS tasks or workflows questions
  • Mapping Tools - Provides help in using the various widgets in our web mapping applications

Please contact the LIO if you have any questions or comments.

Attribute Table

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Attribute Table

The Attribute Table widget displays a tabular view of layers' attributes. It displays at the bottom and can be opened, resized, or closed. When more than one layer's attributes display, multiple tabs automatically generate in the attribute panel allowing you to switch among the attribute tables.

Options to turn on the attribute table

  • Click on the arrow button at the bottom of the map

    Attribute Table
  • Go to the Layer List menu, select the icon on the far right of a layer, and click Open Attribute Table.
    (If Open Attribute Table is not an option then that layer has not been configure to work with this widget)

    Attribute Table

Using the Attribute Table Widget

  • Select a record

    Clicking a record in the table selects it and highlights the corresponding feature in the map. Double clicking any fields in the selected record will zoom to the feature on the map. Press the Shift or Ctrl key to select multiple records
  • Clear selection

    Clicking the Clear Selection button clears all selections.
  • Zoom to

    Clicking Zoom to resets the map extent to center around selected features.
  • Show or hide columns

    Clicking the + icon on the right side of the Attribute Table panel opens the field visibility window. Check or uncheck the fields to set them to visible or invisible in the table.

    Attribute Table
  • Number of selected records

    Shown on the lower left of the table
  • Options
    • Show Selected Records - Only displays selected records
    • Show Related Records - Displays related records if a selected layer has a related table
    • Filter - Allows to filter records in the table
    • Filter by Map Extrent - Only displays attributes for features within the current map extent
    • Export to CSV - Exports the attributes to a CSV file. If records are selected, only the selected records are exported. If no records are selected, all the records are exported.

Basemap Gallery

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Attribute Table

The Basemap Gallery widget displays all the basemaps configured for the application. Click the X button in the upper right corner of the Basemap Gallery window to close it. The Basemap Gallery opens with the default basemap selected in the widget at the top.


Using the Basemap Gallery Widget


  • Changing basemaps

    Clicking one of the basemap thumbnails sets it as the active basemap. The top basemap is the one that is active

  • Adding a hybrid mashup

    Hovering over one of the basemaps below the line will display Add to hybrid mashup plus icon for adding that basemap to the current selected basemap as a hybrid basemap mashup.



    A second basemap will be added to the top selected basemap and display a slider to adjust the mashup mix level.



    While you have a hybrid basemap, clicking on a basemap thumbnail below the line will replace basemap 1 in the hybrid mashup, whereas clicking the add button will replace basemap 2. Each time a change is made to the hybrid mashup basemap by changing the layers, the mashup fader will be reset to 50/50. Move the slider to fade between the two basemaps.

  • Removing the hybrid mashup

    To remove the hybrid mashup you will hover over basmap 1 or basemap 2, depending on which one you want to remain as the selected basemap, and click the Remove hybrid mashup red X icon. The basemap that you remove will leave the un-removed basemap as the selected basemap.

Bookmark

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The Bookmark widget stores a collection of map view extents (spatial bookmarks). It also allows you to create and add your spatial bookmarks.


Using the Bookmark Widget


Add a bookmark name and click the + button to add it to the list. Click on the bookmark thumbnail to zoom to that extent. Click Delete to remove the bookmark.

Bookmark

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The Bookmark widget stores a collection of map view extents (spatial bookmarks). It also allows you to create and add your spatial bookmarks. It also adds a hierarchical tree list for organizing your bookmarks in logical folders/groupings


Using the Bookmark Widget


  • Zoom or pan to a location on the map that you would like to bookmark. Click on the Bookmark icon.

  • Click on the widget menu ... link and select Add Bookmark



    Enter a name for the bookmark in the Bookmark Name field and click on the Add button to create your bookmark



    Optionally you can click the Add Folder button to add a folder. If you have not clicked on any other bookmarks or folder in the widget then the new folder will be added to the root of the bookmark tree.



  • To expand a folder click on the expand icon in the widget.
  • To zoom to a bookmark click on the bookmark in the list and the map will zoom to the bookmarks extent.
  • When you have clicked on a bookmark, folder, or expanded a folder the leaf in the tree is selected there will be a Clear Selected action displayed in the widget menu. If you have a bookmark or folder selected then a new bookmark or folder will be added to the currently selected bookmarks parent or if it is a folder that is selected then the bookmark or folder will be added to that folder. Clicking the Clear Selected menu item will allow you to add a new bookmark to the root of the tree.

  • When you add a bookmark or folder at runtime you will have the option to delete this user added bookmark.

  • If your bookmark has a thumnail then you will see the Preview the bookmark thumbnail icon. Clicking on this icon will display a thumbnail popup preview window.





  • You can save your bookmarks to share with other computers Save Bookmarks.
  • You can load your saved bookmarks, using the Load Bookmarks.
  • You can using the Export Bookmark Url to get a dialog that appears with the apps url with an extent parameter that is the extent of the selected bookmark. You can then copy this url and email this to someone else.

Coordinates

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The Coordinate widget displays x and y coordinate values on the map. With the default coordinate system of the web map, the coordinate values change dynamically when the mouse pointer moves to different locations on the map.


Using the Coordinate Widget


When DCiMap starts, it displays the coordinate system at the bottom left of the screen. The default coordinate system is WGS 1984 Web Mercator (aka..Geographic or lat-long). For mobile devices, the widget only displays the coordinates of the map center.

Click to enable clicking the map to get coordinates. In this way, you can add a point on the map, highlight the coordinates, and make a copy of them. Click again to display the coordinates by adding a point on the map.



Click the arrow on the widget to display a list of coordinate systems and change to Dane County's custom coordindate system. When you choose one from the list, it becomes active.



Define Districts

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The Define Districts widget enables users to select parcels that will define a new district and export to a CSV file.



Using the Define Districts Widget

Zoom to a location on the map and open the Define District widget.



Under Select features by click on the type of selection you wish to do. Options are:


By Point - Use this option to select a parcel by adding a point to the map. This is usually done when one parcel is selected (unless using multi-part graphics which will be explained below)
By Line - Select parcels that intersect your drawn line. Click on a parcel and while still pressing down move the cursor to the last parcel and let go.
By Polyline - Select parcels by drawing a series of connected lines. Click on the map to start and click for each end of the line and then double-click when finished. Parcels that are intesected by the drawn lines will be selected
By Polygon - Draws a polygon. Any parcels within the polygon or instersected will be selected

Enable multi-part graphics is on by default. This will allow the user to make multiple selections (while using the same graphic type). Click on the Search button when finished.

By default all searches create a new result set. But to Add or Remove the search results from the current result set click on the dropdown icon shown below to make a change.



After making your selection, the Results tab appears with a list of selected parcel numbers.

Click on the Result Menu button for a list of options





  • The Zoom to command will zoom the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Pan to command will pan the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Flash command will flash all the returned results on the map
  • The Export to CSV file command will export the search results to a CSV file
  • The Clear Results command will remove all the returned results from the map and the widget

View District Graphics

The parcels that were selected can be turned on and off by going to the Layer List widget. There will be a new "layer" called Search Results: Parcels (as of Jan 1st {year}) at the top of the list. This can be turned on and off but will not be saved when exiting the application. This is a temporary graphic.



Draw

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The Draw widget enables users to draw basic graphics and text onto the map. It provides basic sketching and redlining functionality. It also displays some measurements (if configured) for drawn features, such as lengths for lines, and areas and/or perimeters for polygons.


Using the Draw Widget


Steps
  1. Select drawing mode.

  2. Configure your settings
    1. Add a Name for your drawing. (This will allow you to distinguish between your individual drawings when they are loaded during a future session)
    2. Add a Description to further describe your drawing. (Optional)

    3. For symbols, select a pre-defined symbol from the box. You may also customize the color, transparency, outline color (for polygons), and width of the symbol. Click Show Measurements and select the Area Units and Distance Units to display the measurement with the drawing.

    4. For text symbols, enter the text to be drawn in the Name box, and select font settings.

  3. Draw graphics and texts on the map.
  4. A Drawing List appears which lists each graphic/text with tools to update, delete, or zoom to the drawing.

  5. To zoom, export, or delete all drawings check the checkbox next to the icons on the bottom of the Draw pane.

  6. Select the Import or Export Drawings tab.
  7. Click on the Export draws button to save the drawing as a .json file to your computer. This file can then be sent to others to be imported in their instance of our web application.

  8. To import a drawing, click on the Choose File button and select a .json file.

Home

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The Home Button widget zooms the map to the initial map extent.



Using the Home Button Widget


When the application starts, the Home Button widget is automatically enabled. Clicking it resets the map extent to the maps initial extent.

Identify

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The Identify Widget serves as a means to retrieve attributes for the identified features in your map. By drawing a geometry type using the Identify Widget the underlying features in the map that intersect the drawn geometry will be identified and the results displayed in the results tab.

Using the Identify Widget

Make sure all layers that you want identified are turned on in the Layer List widget. Select the geometry type that you want to use on the map and then draw on the map.



View Results

The Results view lists all the identified features that intersect your graphic and shows the main attribute(s).



  • Each result will have a remove button to allow you to remove unwanted results from the result list.
  • Some layers will have links to external websites such as an AccessDane link in the Parcels layer that will open that record directly in AccessDane.
  • You can click on any of the individual results in the list to zoom to that results location.
  • The Clear link will remove all the returned results from the map and the widget.
  • Hovering the mouse over any of the results will cause the popup to appear on the map which displays more attributes.

Layer List

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The Layer List widget provides a list of layers and their symbols, and allows you to turn individual layers on and off. Each layer in the list has a check box that allows you to easily control its visibility. Layers having expansion arrows indicate that they contain sublayers or subtypes.

The order in which layers appear in this widget corresponds to the layer order in the map. This widget provides functionality allowing you to change the order of layers in the map.


Using the Layer List Widget


Steps
  1. Clicking the Layer List widget in your app displays the layer list or table of contents window. Gray shade indicates a category or parent layer. Grayed out layer names indicate that the map is not zoomed in enough to view the layer.



  2. Clicking an individual layer shows its symbols.



  3. Clicking the icon on the right side of a group displays the group menu, which includes the following functions:
    1. Zoom To - Sets the map extent to the extent of the group.
    2. Transparency - Sets the transparency for the group.
    3. Move Up/Move Down - Moves the group one level up or one level down.
  4. Clicking the icon on the right side of a layer displays the layer menu, which includes the following functions:
    1. Disable/Enable Pop-up - Enables or disables the pop-up for the feature layer.
    2. Open Attribute Table - Opens the attribute table for the feature layer.
  5. The icon on the upper right, next to Operational Layers, controls the behavior of all of the layers in the list. Click the icon to open the menu, which allows you turn on or off all the layers, or expand or collapse all the layers. Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts to do so. Press Ctrl and click the check box of the layer to turn on or off the layers in the same level. Press Ctrl and click the arrow to expand or collapse layers in the same level.
  6. Layers are grayed out in the list when zoomed out of their visible ranges.
  7. Clicking the X button in the upper right corner of the LayerList window closes it.

Metadata

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Clicking on this tool brings up the Dane County Data Catalog web page in a separate window where all information about our GIS data resides.

Map Overview

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The Overview Map widget displays the current extent of the map within the context of a larger area and updates whenever the map extent changes. The current extent of the map is represented in the overview map as a gray rectangle that can be dragged to modify the extent of the current view. You can expand or fold the widget. When the widget is expanded, you can also maximize or minimize it.


Using the Map Overview Widget


Click the expansion arrow to expand or fold the widget. It is located in the lower right of the window.



When expanded, you can move the gray box around to change the extent of the main map.



Measure

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The Measure widget is derived from the Draw widget. It allows you to draw shapes and lines on the map, and unlike the draw widget, enhances this experience by interactively measuring the geometry being drawn and leaving the dimensions on the map.


Using the Measurement Widget


  • Select Measure Tool

    Use this portion of the dialog to select which type of shape you would like to draw and measure. The selected tool will be highlighted by displaying a lighter gray background. With a tool selected you are ready to draw on the map.

  • Preview

    Displays what the line or polygon will appear when drawn on the map. To change the symbol select from the predefined symbols under Preview.

  • Color, Outline Color, Font Color

    Click the associated color box to display a color picker dialog that will let you choose any color. You can be very precise with color values using the RGB, HSV or HEX settings. This will change the color of the line draw, the fill of a polygon or the color of the text used for measuring.

  • Transparency

    Use the slider to set how transparent a line or or fill will be when a shape is drawn.

  • Text Properties

    The preview will display what the text will look like for each measure displayed on the map when drawing a new shape. The preview text will also interactively update as a segment is being drawn, as will the Text textbox. You can adjust the size of the text by keying in a numeric value or using the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the size. Clicking the Font Color box will display a color picker that will allow you to choose the color of the text used for measuring.

  • Area Units and Distance Units

    Use the drop down boxes to select your preferred units of measure.

  • Show Measurement Totals
    Displays the total of all drawn segments and the area if the draw geometry is a polygon.

    Show Bearings
    When checked shows the bearing of the drawn segment in degrees, minutes and seconds. Editing shapes will also change the displayed bearings for each segment.

Editing Shapes


You can edit a drawn shape by clicking or tapping on it. This exposes vertex points that you can drag to new locations. As you drag, the measurements for the segments associated with the vertex will update. When you finish dragging, the summary for total distance and area will also be updated.

There are two types of vertices. The gray dots represent a regular vertex and the white dots represent a ghost vertex. Dragging a ghost vertex splits the segment into two new segments with new measurements. You can repeat this and create as many vertices as needed for your measurement.

You can delete a vertex by right clicking on it. This will display a delete button. Click the delete button and the vertex will be deleted. The measurements for the drawn shape will be updated to reflect the new segment.

You can also change the properties of the shape. With a shape selected for editing, you can change the line width, line or fill color and line style. You can also change the color and size of the text for the shape selected for editing.

Note: Editing may not work properly on Internet Explorer. The events needed to capture mouse movements on Internet Explorer are turned off when moving a vertex. The change in geometry is not reflected in any of the other exposed object when moving a vertex.






Search

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The Search widget enables end users to find locations or search features on the map. The Enhanced Search widget takes searching a step further by executing predefined query(s). Since these queries are defined during configuration, an end user can request a search criteria be set up by contacting the LIO's web application developer. For example, if you wanted to search for all C-2 zoning classes that have no improvements send an email with the request and we will try our best to include that query in this widget.


Using the Search Widget

To quickly search for a parcel by address or parcel number use the Search widget in the upper left corner of the application. Start typing in a parcel number or address and you will see suggestions appear as you type.



Using the Enhanced Search Widget

Click on the Enhanced Search widget to view the predefined queries. Searching By Value is the default tab when the widget opens.

By Value

The By Value view has a dropdown list of predefined search layers. Selecting a search layer updates the dropdown list of search aliases for that layer (search expressions)



Here are the current predefined queries. If you are not able to do a search that you require please contact the LIO to request that it be added.

  • Search Sections layer by Town, Range, and Section (090716)
  • Search Municipality layer by Name
  • Search Rural Zoning layer by District
  • Search School District layer by Name
  • Search Public Lands layer by Owner
  • Search Land Use layer by Category
  • Search Parcel layer by CSM Number
  • Search Condominium layer by Name
  • Search Parcel layer by Plat or Subdivision Name
  • Search Building Footprint layer by Building Use

If you checked the Limit results to maps extent then the search results will be limited to features that intersect the maps current extent.

By default all searches create a new result set. But to change the selection dropdown to Add or Remove the search results from the current result set click on the dropdown icon shown below to make a change.



By Shape

The By Shape view has a dropdown list of predefined search layers and draw tools for drawing on the map to search for features that intersect the drawn graphics.



  • If you check on the enable multi-part graphics then when you complete drawing on graphic you and can continue to draw the same geometry type and once you have drawn all the graphics you wish to search by then you can click Search to execute the search
  • If you don't check on the enable multi-part graphics then when you complete drawing on graphic the search is automatically executed
  • If you choose the point graphic draw tool and are attempting to search for line or point feature then you should use the Add search tolerance to point selection
  • If you choose you can buffer the graphics after it is drawn but before the search occurs by checking the Buffer Graphic checkbox and adjusting the distance and units if desired
  • If you choose to add or remove from the current search results using graphical searches as well as By Value searches

By Spatial

The By Spatial view has buffering options, a dropdown list of predefined search layers and spatial operation buttons.



If have already completed an attribute or graphical search then you can use the spatial search to search for other features that have a spatial relationship to your previous search results.

If you click the Apply Buffer button than a buffer will be added around your existing search results. This buffer can be used as the geometry of your spatial search instead of the existing search results geometries.

Choose the layer that you will search for the spatial relationship with your existing search results or buffer.

Finally select the spatial relationship button that you want to execute. (i.e. entirely contained in).

A common workflow for using the By Spatial search would be to search for a parcel and determine the parcels that are within 1000 feet of the original parcel. To do this you would follow these steps:

  1. Search a parcel layer by condo name using the By Value search
  2. Switch to the By Spatial view and buffer that result by 1000 feet
  3. Select the parcel layer from the drop down layer list and click the intersected by button

Results

The Results view displays the features returned from the search.



Click on an individual search result will zoom the map to that result and display the popup for that result.





  • The Zoom to command will zoom the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Pan to command will pan the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Flash command will flash all the returned results on the map
  • The Export to CSV file command will export the search results to a CSV file
  • The View in Attribute Table command open and send the search results to the Atribute Table widget
  • The Clear Results command will remove all the returned results from the map and the widget
  • The Clear Buffer command (when present) will remove the buffer graphic from the map

Search

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The Select widget enables you to interactively select features on the map and take actions on the selected features.


Using the Select Widget

Steps

  1. Click the Select widget icon to open it.
  2. Choose the layer or layers you want by checking the box.
  3. Hover over the Select button. You can Select By with the following actions:
    • Drag the pointer on the map to create a new selection.
    • Press the Shift key while dragging the pointer on the map to add selected features to the selection.
    • Press the Ctrl key while dragging the pointer on the map to remove selected features from the selection.
  4. Click Select and draw on the map to select features. If more than one selection tool is configured, click the arrow on Select to choose the tool in the menu. The number of selected features display next to the layer.
  5. Click the ellipsis (…) to open the Selection Actions drop-down menu.

  6. Click X on the main panel to close the drop-down menu.
  7. Alternatively click the number to display the list of features. Click the ellipsis (…) next to the feature to open the selection actions drop-down menu.

  8. Click the Back button Back button to return to the main panel.
  9. Click Clear to clear all the selections.

Select and Export to CSV

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The Select and Export to CSV widget gives end users the tools to select parcels and special assessments and export the results to a CSV file.


Using the Select and Export to CSV Widget

There are three different types of selections:

  • Selecting from the previous years parcels and exporting just the parcel numbers (with no header)
  • Selecting from the previous years parcels and exporting parcel numbers and property addresses (site address, not billing address)
  • Selecting from special assessments and exporting parcel numbers and property addresses


Exporting Parcel Numbers Only from Parcels

Select Parcels (as of Jan 1st {year} - Parcel # Only) in the Search Layer. Under Select features by click on the type of selection you wish to do. Options are:


By Point - Use this option to select a parcel by adding a point to the map. This is usually done when one parcel is selected (unless using multi-part graphics which will be explained below)
By Line - Select parcels that intersect your drawn line. Click on a parcel and while still pressing down move the cursor to the last parcel and let go.
By Polyline - Select parcels by drawing a series of connected lines. Click on the map to start and click for each end of the line and then double-click when finished. Parcels that are intesected by the drawn lines will be selected
By Extent - Draws a box. Any parcels within the box or intersected will be selected
By Circle - Draws a circle. Any parcels within the cirle or intersected will be selected
By Polygon - Draws a polygon. Any parcels within the polygon or instersected will be selected

Add check on Enable multi-part graphics if you want to make a set of selections. For example, if you have three rows of parcels separated by road and you want to select them all using the Line option, you can select the first row and continue with the other two rows. When finished click on the Search button to execute the search.



By default all searches create a new result set. But to change the selection dropdown to Add or Remove the search results from the current result set click on the dropdown icon shown below to make a change.



After making your selection, the Results tab appears with a list of selected parcel numbers (and addresses if you choose the Parcels as of Jan 1st {year} - Parcel Numbers and Addresses layer)

Click on the Result Menu button for a list of options





  • The Zoom to command will zoom the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Pan to command will pan the map to the extent of all the returned results
  • The Flash command will flash all the returned results on the map
  • The Export to CSV file command will export the search results to a CSV file
  • The Clear Results command will remove all the returned results from the map and the widget

Exporting Parcel Numbers and Addresses from Parcels

Do the same steps above except select the Parcels (as of Jan 1st {year} - Parcel # and Address) search layer in the first step. When exporting to CSV the address field will be present in addition to the parcel number


Exporting Parcel Numbers and Addresses from Special Assessment layer

To select by graphics, choose the Special Assessments layer in the first step above and follow the remaining steps to export to csv.

To select and export all Special Assessments within a municipality click on the By Value tab



Click on the drop-down menu and select your municipality and click Search

A list of all selected special assessments with parcel number, amount, type, and address will be displayed. Follow the steps above to export this to a CSV file.

My Location

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The My Location widget allows the network to detect your physical location and zoom the map to it. The location can be highlighted if necessary.

When the app runs on desktops, it uses the browser on the network to detect the location. When the app runs on mobile devices, by default, it uses GPS on the device to determine your location. However, compared to a mobile device, the accuracy of the location in the desktop computer varies based on the type of browser and device


Using the My Location Widget


When the application starts, the My Location widget is automatically enabled to access your physical location. Clicking Find my location zooms the map to your current location.



Scalebar

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The Scalebar widget displays a scalebar on the map.



Using the Scalebar Widget


When the application starts, the Scalebar widget is automatically enabled and displayed at the lower left corner of the application. It is updated dynamically when the map's scale changes.


Share

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The Share widget allows you to share an app by posting it to your social media account, sending an email with a link, or embedding it in a website or blog. It also provides an easy way to define URL parameters for the app.


Using the Share Widget


Steps
  1. Click the Share widget icon to open it
  2. Copy the short link under Share a link to this app and paste it into your email, instant massage, and so on. You can also use the provided buttons to post your app to your Facebook, Twitter, or Google accounts, or in an email
  3. Optionally click Link Options to easily define URL parameters included in the short link. Check the radio button or check box to add a URL parameter from the following options. You can preview the URL change in the Link preview box.
    • Current map extent—This is used by default.
    • Click the map to define the center of the map with zoom level—A point icon shows under the option when it is checked. Click the icon and click where you want the map to center in the app. A point marker will be added on the map and the URL in the link preview will be updated accordingly based on the map zoom level.
    • Click the map to define the center of the map with map scale—A point icon shows under the option when it is checked. Click the icon and click where you want the map to center in the app. A point marker will be added on the map and the URL in the link preview will be updated accordingly based on the map scale.
    • Find the location or feature and zoom to it—Input a location in the box, such as Redlands, ca, 92373, or a feature in a searchable layer.
    • Query a feature and zoom to it—Choose a layer, a field and a value from the drop-down menus to query a feature and zoom to it.
    • Add a marker on the map—Click the point icon and click where you want to add a marker in the map. Fill in the WKID, Pop-up title, Symbol, and Label properties in each text box.
    • Overwrite default screen size of mobile layout—Input the screen size in pixels. By default, when either the height or width of a screen display is less than 600 pixels, the mobile layout automatically applies.
    • Set display language of the app—Choose a language from the drop-down menu.
    • Authenticate a user automatically—Input a token. By default, your log in credentials display in the text box when the option is checked.
  4. Under Embed this app in a website, copy the HTML code and paste it into your website. If you want, click Embed Options to choose the size of your app to be embedded.

Print Plus

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The Print widget connects the web application with a printing service to allow the current map to print.



Using the Print Plus Widget



Steps
  1. Click the print icon to open the Print widget.



  2. Enter a title for the map in the Title text box.
  3. Select the applicable Layout and Format for the exported map.

  4. Click Advanced to open a menu with advanced print options.

    If your layout is Just the Map then these are the Advanced options:



    The Print quality section allows you to update the resolution of the printed map. Provide an updated value for the DPI (dots per inch) in the text box.

    The Map scale/extent section defines the method that the print service should use to calculate the printed extent of the map. Preserving map scale may cause the printed map to maintain its scale while recalculating the extent around the existing center point, while preserving the map extent may cause the scale to adjust to fit the current map extent into the printed map.

    In the Exported map size you may provide dimensions for the Width and Height in pixels.

    If your layout is any size other than "Just the Map" your Advanced options will be:



    The Print quality section allows you to update the resolution of the printed map. Provide an updated value for the DPI (dots per inch) in the text box.

    The Layout metadata allows you to override the default values set by the configuration. Enter values for the Author and Copyright fields to provide current information to the print service. Check the Include legend check box to display the legend on the printed map.

  5. A red box shows the area that will be printed. You can pan the map inside this box by clicking on the map and dragging it until your print area is correct.



  6. After all options have been set with the applicable values, click Print to submit all information to the print service. A progress bar displays next to the executing task.



  7. Upon the completion of the print job, a link to the print output displays. Click the task to open the file in a new window.


  8. Click Clear Prints to clear the print history.

Public Notification

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The Public Notification widget allows users to identify a collection of properties and create mailing labels, or a structured text file, of owners.



Using the Public Notification Widget


Steps
  • Click the public notification icon to open the Public Notification widget.



  • There are two methods of selecting parcels to be notified. By attribute and by selecting from the map.

Search by Attribute

  • Search by Parcel Number

    (This is the default method) Start typing a parcel number in the search box. A list of suggestions will appear narrowing down your search.



  • Search by Address

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select Address Points



    Start typing an address in the search box.

  • Search by Lake or River Name

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select Lakes



    Start typing the name of a lake or river in the search box.

  • Search all layers

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select All



    Start typing a parcel number, address, or the name of a lake or river in the search box.

Search by Selecting from the Map

  • Click on the icon to graphically select a parcel or group of parcels on the map (options are by point, line, polyline, polygon, or freehand)



  • Using the method you chose above, select the parcels on the map



Apply a Buffer (optional)

  • Enter your buffer distance and check Apply a search distance

Addressee Layer

Select the data that should appear on the labels.

  • Mailing Labels: Use this option to display the owner name and address.



  • Mailing Labels with PIN: Use this option to display the parcel number, owner name, and address.



Format

  • Click on the drop-down icon under Format to select the format of the labels

Download

Click on Download to download a pdf of the mailing labels

Mailing Labels

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The Mailing Label widget allows users to identify a collection of properties and create mailing labels, or a structured text file, of owners.



Using the Mailing Label Widget


Steps
  • Click the mailing label icon to open the Mailing Label widget.



  • There are three methods of creating notification lists. By attributes, by user drawn graphics, and by selecting features from the map.

Search by Attribute

  • Search by Parcel Number

    (This is the default method) Click on the dropdown icon in the search box and select Parcels. Start typing a parcel number in the search box. A list of suggestions will appear narrowing down your search.



  • Search by Address

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select Address



    Start typing an address in the search box.

  • Search by Lake or River Name

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select Lakes



    Start typing the name of a lake or river in the search box.

  • Search by Road Name

    Click on the drop-down icon in the search box and select Road Centerline



    Start typing the name of a road in the search box.

Buffer from User-Drawn Graphics

  • Click on the icon to select what graphic you want to draw (options are by point, line, polyline, polygon, or freehand)



  • Using the method you chose above, draw your graphic (The graphic will select the underlying parcels but the buffer will be drawn from the graphic)



Search by selecting features from the map

  • Click on the icon to graphically select a feature or group of features on the map (options are by point, polygon, line, and lasso)



  • Using the method you chose above, select the parcels on the map. (The buffer distance will be applied from the boundary of the feature)



Apply a Buffer (optional)

  • Enter your buffer distance and check Apply a search distance

Addressee Layer

Select the data that should appear on the labels.

  • Mailing Labels: Use this option to display the owner name and address.



  • Mailing Labels with PIN: Use this option to display the parcel number, owner name, and address.



  • Mailing Labels with Site Address: Use this option to display the site address. (Name on label will be 'Occupant')



Format

  • Click on the drop-down icon under Format to select the format of the labels. Hold your cursor over one of the options in this dropdown to see the Avery label number



Download

Click on Download to download a pdf of the mailing labels

Special Assessment Summary

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The Special Assessment Summary widget displays a count of all special assessments in the current map extent. The display is grouped by special assessment type and can be expanded to show more info.



Using the Special Assessment Summary Widget


Steps
  1. Click on the Special Assessment Summary icon to open the widget

  2. If the Special Assessment layer is turned on, the widget will show the number of special assessments by type in the current map extent.



  3. Each special assessment type can be expanded to view more information such as parcel number, year, and amount



  4. Clicking on an item in the list will highlight the special assessment and open the popup window



Query Special Assessments

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The Query Special Assessments Widget finds and displays all special assessments by category within a selected municipality. (i.e. "All Recycling special assessments in the City of Sun Prairie")



Using the Query Special Assessments Widget


Steps
  1. Click the Query Special Assessments icon to open the widget.



  2. In the Municipality is text box either start typing a municipality name or click on the down-arrow icon to choose a municipality



  3. A list of all special assessment types found in the selected municipality will be populated in the Special assessment type is text box. Select a special assessment type.



  4. When finished click on Apply at the bottom of the widget.



  5. Results of the search will be displayed in the Results tab. The Parcel Number, Description, and Amount of each special assessment will be listed. Selecting one of these assessments will zoom to the location on the map.



  6. Click on the Feature Actions icon for more options

    Zoom To zooms to the extent of all of the selected special assessments

    Show Popup displays the popup if only one item is returned

    Pan To moves the map back to the extent

    Export to CSV file exports the selected special assessments to a csv file

    Export to feature collection exports the selected special assessments to a json file

    Export to GeoJSON exports the selected special assessments for a geo json file

    Save to my Content will save the data to your content on ArcGIS Online. Only for those who have an ArcGIS Online subscription

    View in Attribute Table brings the attributes of the selected special assessments up in a table at the bottom of the screen

    Remove this result removes the selection and clears out the dropdown menus

    Change symbol gives you the option to change the symbol of the special assessment



  7. The result of the selection adds a layer to the Layer List widget. This is where you can turn the layer on and off. This is a temporary layer. Once the application is closed this layer will be deleted.


Value Summary

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The Value Summary widget returns the average assessed value of previous years land and improved valuations that fall within the visible map extent.



Using the Value Summary Widget


Steps
  1. Click the Value Summary icon to open the widget.



  2. The Value Summary widget opens at the bottom of the map, and the average valuation results display on the widget panel



  3. Scroll the panel horizonatlly to view more results



Toggle Improved without Address

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This tool turns on/off the Improved without Address layer



Using the Toggle Improved without Address Tool


The Improved without Address layer shows parcels that have improvements but do not have a site address listed.



On start-up, the button will be in it's default inactive state (off).



Click on the Toggle Improved without Address button to turn on this layer. If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer. The button will turn to an active state (on).



Simply click again to turn off. Button should return back to it's inactive state.

Toggle New Parcels

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This tool turns on/off the New Parcels layer



Using the New Parcels Tool


The New Parcels layer shows parcels that are new as of last year.



The New Parcels toggle tool is located in a group of other toggle tools under the Search bar in the upper left of the application



Click on the New Parcels button to turn on/off this layer. The inactive state (off) is shaded lighter than the active state (on). If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer.

Toggle Parcels with no Value

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This tool turns on/off the Parcels With No Value layer



Using the Parcels With No Value Tool


The Parcels With No Value layer shows current parcels that do not have an assessment or is not assessed with another parcel, and does not have a value classification or is part of a condo or outlot, and is not in the city of Madison.



The Parcels With No Value toggle tool is located in a group of other toggle tools under the Search bar in the upper left of the application



Click on the Parcels With No Value button to turn on/off this layer. The inactive state (off) is shaded lighter than the active state (on). If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer.

Toggle Special Assessments

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This tool turns on/off the Special Assessments layer



Using the Special Assessment Tool


The Special Assessment layer shows parcels that have special assessments.



On start-up, the button will be in it's default inactive state (off).



Click on the Specials button to turn on this layer. If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer. The button will turn to an active state (on).



Simply click again to turn off. Button should return back to it's inactive state.

Toggle Zoning Permits

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This tool turns on/off the Zoning Permits layer



Using the Zoning Permits Tool


The Zoning Permits layer shows parcels that have Zoning Permits.



The Zoning Permits toggle tool is located in a group of other toggle tools under the Search bar in the upper left of the application



Click on the Zoning Permit button to turn on/off this layer. The inactive state (off) is shaded lighter than the active state (on). If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer.

Toggle Assessed With Parcels

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This tool turns on/off the Assessed With Parcels layer



Using the Assessed With Toggle Tool


The Assessed With Parcels layer highlights a parcel that is assessed with a different parcel


The Assessed With toggle tool is located in a group of other toggle tools under the Search bar in the upper left of the application



Click on the Assessed With button to turn on/off this layer. The inactive state (off) is shaded lighter than the active state (on). If no layer appears make sure you are zoomed in far enough to view this layer.

Legend

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The Legend widget displays labels and symbols for layers in the map.



Using the Legend Widget


When the application starts, the Legend widget is automatically enabled. Clicking the Legend widget displays the legend window. Clicking the X button in the upper right corner of the legend window closes it.

Go To XY

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The Go To XY widget allows the user to find locations on the map using coordinates. You can search by multiple units described below.



Using the Go To XY Widget


In the Coordinates tab select your Coordinate Units:

  • Map
  • Dane County (NAD 1983 HARN WISCRS Feet)
  • Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
  • Degrees Minutes Seconds (WGS84)
  • Degrees Minutes (WGS84)
  • Degrees Decimal Minutes (WGS84)




Enter your coordinates that you are searching for. You can also simply click on the Example text and have it automatically populate the Easting(X) and the Northing(Y).





Click Locate to find the location and zoom to it.





The locate coordinates are presented in the Results tab.





FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

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Attributes

The legal description of a parcel is not available in the Attribute Table widget. It can be viewed three ways:


  1. Click on any parcel. A popup window with parcel attributes appears.



  2. Hovering the mouse over the result in the Identify widget brings up the a popup window that shows the legal description.



  3. Searching for a parcel number in the Search widget automatically brings up the legal description in the popup window.

Export

Exporting attributes to a CSV file allows a user to bring that data into another database software such as Microsoft Excel to create mailing labels or other documents. There are two ways of exporting a CSV file:


Exporting via the Attribute Table widget


Steps
  1. Either make a selection on the map and then open the Attribute Table widget or open the Attribute Table widget and select records inside.



  2. Click on Options and select Export Selected to CSV




Exporting via the Enhanced Search widget


Steps
  1. After a search is made and the Results tab appears, click on the Results menu icon (...) and select Export to CSV file

Use the Select and Export to CSV widget. In the By Shape tab make sure you select Parcels (as of Jan 1st {year} - Parcel # Only)in the drop down menu


Search   Click on the Select and Export to CSV link to the left for instructions


Use the Select and Export to CSV widget. In the By Shape tab make sure you select Parcels (as of Jan 1st {year} - Parcel and Address)in the drop down menu. This will be site addresses, not billing addresses


Search   Click on the Select and Export to CSV link to the left for instructions


Public Notification

Creating mailing labels for parcels that touch a lake or river


Steps
  1. Select the Public Notification widget, click on the drop-down arrow in the search box, select Lakes and start typing a lake or river name



  2. There is no need to add a buffer distance or check the Apply a search distance as the selection will automatically select the adjacent parcels



Creating mailing labels for parcels that are adjacent to a road


Steps
  1. Select the Public Notification widget, click on the Line or Polyline icon.



  2. Draw the line down the center of the target road. Check Apply a search distance and add a distance (you may need to change this distance to select the adjacent parcels)



Use the Parcels search instead of selecting on the map



Search

Users may need to select parcels that are within a polygon of another layer. As an example, we will show you how to select parcels that are within a school district. This method can be used for most layers. If there is a layer that is not availble for this process, please contact us and we will add it to the list.


Selecting Parcels That Are Within a School District


Steps
  1. Click the search icon to open up the Enhanced Search widget  Search

  2. In the By Value tab (the default tab), under Search Layer, select School Districts. Choose your school district in the dropdown menu below ("School District is") and click on Search



  3. The selected school district will be highlighted in red. Click on the By Spatial tab

  4. Under Apply a search distance: change the default number of feet to -5 and then click on the Apply Buffer icon



  5. Under Search entities of: make sure Tax Parcels is selected
  6. Click the intersected by icon



  7. On the map, a window will appear asking "Do you want to use the Buffer Graphics or the Selection Graphics". Choose Buffer.



  8. Results tab will appear with the number of features selected and a list of the select parcels. Click on the Results menu icon (...) and select Export to CSV file if you wish to download a CSV file of the select parcels.

Elections

To view, by location, your US Senator, US House of Representatives, State Assembly, State Senate, and County Supervisor:

Click on the Layer List widget and inside the Administrative category turn on the Legislative Districts layer.

  • Click on any parcel. A popup window with parcel attributes appears.



    Click on Next Feature until you see the Legislative Districts attributes. Each link will take you to the webpage of the Representative.



    OR

  • Click on the Identify widget and select a location. All layers that are turned on will show in the Identify window. If Legislative Districts do not appear check to make sure that layer is turned on.



Select

Use the Query Special Assessments widget.


Query Special Assessments   Click on the Query Special Assessments link to the left for instructions