Map Site Enhancements
The site has been redesigned
in order to better facilitate the
presentation of additional data layers.
The new site includes many new data layers
including the environmentally sensitive
layers that county staff use during project
key changes to the interface are:
new site can be accessed from this
link or from the "New" link at the
bottom of the Tax Parcel Search results
page. "New" is just to the right of
the normal "Map Parcel" link. After
some time running both sites in tandem we
will remove the old site altogether.
Please review this page and the Map Tool
Help page first. If trouble persists
you can send an
email request for help.
old and new panels are shown below.
The combination legend/layerlist has been
replaced with an enhanced folder system for
layers. The legend can be seen by
clicking the Legend tab at the top of the
panel and will be shown on map printouts.
layers have been organized in folders by
topic. Clicking on a folder icon or
folder name opens the folder.
Layers with a single symbol
will have the symbol displayed next to the
layer name. Layers with multiple
symbols will have a legend icon
that can be clicked to show all the symbols.
second click on the legend icon hides the
symbols. Explanations for other icons
and controls are shown in the Help panel
below the folders.
All layers appear in the layerlist
regardless of what scale the map is at.
the old site, layer would appear and
disappear from the layerlist as the map
scale changed. In the new site, all
layers appear on the list even if they are
not available at the current scale.
Cues are given to indicate how to make the
layer appear. In the Zoomed Out
example below, all three layers are grayed
out which indicates that they are not
available at the current scale. In
addition, the SIPZ layer has been selected
and the selection box has turned into a
magnifying glass with a plus sign.
This indicates that the map must be zoomed
in further for the layer to appear.
The Zoomed In example shows how how the
layerlist changes when the map is zoomed in.
All three layers are now available and the
SIPZ layer is shown on the map since it was
Ability to load different map sets without
reloading the website.
the old system we had a parcel map site and
a census map site. There was no
ability to jump between the two and the
entire viewer had to be reloaded to switch
between the sites. The new site has a
parcel map set, a census map set, and a new
environmentally sensitive areas (ESA) map
set. A pulldown menu has been added
below the map and to the right of the scale
input box that allows the user to toggle
between the different map sets. The
map extent will be retained as well as layer
visibility, label status, and the active
layer provided the map sets share common
data layers. For example, if you have
the road network visible and labeled on the
parcel map and switch to census you will
still see roads and road names. If you
then turn off the labels and switch to the
ESA map you will see roads but no labels.
But if you have parcels visible and active
at the ESA site and then switch to census,
the parcels will disappear and the census
blocks will be active. This is because
parcels are not available on the census map
and census blocks are the default active
layer. In the future we plan to add
additional topical map sets such as
districts (schools, fire, drainage, etc).
Minor changes to the toolbar.
and Make GeoURL Meta Tags
have been dropped and the Toggle Legend
tool has been added.