Manual of the Kelowna Map Viewer

Manual of the Kelowna Map Viewer
Manual of the Kelowna Map Viewer
This page is dedicated to frequently asked questions. Please see Page3 for general help.
How to use the Google StreetView
tool?
You can move and rotate the StreetView window same as you move and rotate the Google StreetView
on Google Maps. The
blue pointer shows which direction you are looking at. You can also drag and
move the blue pointer
on the Kelowna map to move the StreetView albeit you can’t rotate it on the
map. If the blue pointer disappears on the map, please click this button
StreetView panel to bring the StreetView to the center of the map. Click the
corner of the Google StreetView panel to close the StreetView.
on the Google
button in the top right
How to “Identify” map data?
Unlike the old map viewer, there is no active layer
in the new map viewer. To identify any data layer
in the “Theme Map Layers”, you can either use the
identify tools on the
tool
tab, or, you can simply right-click on a feature on
the map and choose What’s here?
How to find more information on the “identified
feature”?
Click on the “Identify Results” to see the feature
details and hyperlinks. For example, after identify
the “Bus Stops” layer, click on the Identify Results
to see detail information of the bus stop even the
next bus departure time on the BC Transit website
through the hyperlink.
Where is the “Refresh Map” button or the “Active
Layer” check-box?
There is no “Refresh Map” button because the map will be automatically refreshed after a layer is
turned on or turned off. You may need to zoom in/out to see the contents of the layer if the layer’s
name is greyed on the Layers panel. There is also no need for “Active Layer” buttons to identify data.
How to view the legend of a layer?
Click on the
panel.
icon besides the layer’s name on the Layers
How to view the aerial photos, i.e., switch the basemap?
The easiest way of viewing the aerial photos is to click the StreetMap button and
then choose an aerial photo icon.
How do I find a layer in the layer groups?
Get Started
The Kelowna Map Viewer is intuitive and easy to use to users who are familiar with common web maps
such as Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest Maps, Apple Maps, etc.
You can click and drag the map to pan around the map. You can use the wheel
button of the mouse to quickly zoom in or zoom out the map while certain “Map
Layers” will automatically show/hide according to the map scale.
You can click on the drop-down box in the top right corner to change the base
map to various years’ aerial photos or choose a Map Theme, a pre-defined subset
of the total 150+ maps layers available in the Kelowna Map Viewer.
You can click the
Toolbar button to show or hide powerful map tools. Most of
these more than 30 map tools have tool-tips shown automatically when the mouse
hovers on the tool icon. A short introduction of each map tool can also be found at
the end of this Help document.
You can turn to the next page if you would like to get familiar with the user
interface of the Kelowna Map Viewer. Or, you can continue reading the how-to
of a few search tools you might use every day.
Search properties by address or municipal parks by name: type any property address, such as 1435
Water St or 101 1395 Ellis St, or a park name such as
Kinsmen Park, in the Global Search bar and the
application will search properties or parks for you.
Click on the search results to zoom the map to as well
as get details of the property/park found.
Search properties that are nearby the current GPS location. It is designed for and
works best on smartphones or tablets with the GPS feature. Click on the search
results to zoom the map to as well as get details on the properties found.
Search properties by civic address. Click on the search results to zoom the map
to as well as get details on the properties found.
Search properties by plan number and lot number. Click on the search results to
zoom the map to as well as get details on the properties found.
Search streets by name. Click on the search results to zoom the map to the
street blocks found.
Search city parks by name. Click on the search results to zoom the map to the
park found.
Recommended PC screen resolution: 1600*1050 or above;
Recommended Internet browser: Microsoft IE10 or later, Safari 7.0 or later, Chrome v28 or later,
Firefox v22 or later. Please refer to the last page of this Help file for details.
The Viewer Interface
Number
Feature
Title Bar: Displays the map viewer title and houses the Global Search box.
Toolbar: Contains a set of tools that provide different types of interactions with the
map. Tools are divided into tabs and each tab contains groups of similar tools.
Information Panel: There are multiple pages that can be displayed in this Information
Panel, and the titles of each page are found at the top of the Information Panel. For
example, the Map Layers list is displayed in the Information Panel, and so can a Results
List, a Search, or a features Details List.
Map Movement: This section contains features that will change the location on the
map. There is a Geolocate tool to locate your device. The Zoom tool zooms the map in
and out. The Bookmarks tool will zoom to a specified section of the map.
I Want To Menu: Provides shortcuts to frequently used tools and features.
Map: The map window is where you can interact with the map and features from each
layer. Click on a layers feature, zoom in and out of the map, and pan around the map
all using your mouse.
Global Search Box: Type in civic address to find a property, e.g. 1435 Water St or type
in park’s name to find a municipal park, e.g. City Park.
Basemap Box: Change the base map. For example, display Aerial Photos 2015.
Show Map Layers: Display the Map Layers panel to turn on/off layers.
Map Tip: Click a property on the map, without activating an Identify tool, will allow you
to see a short description of that property in a pop up window. View Additional Details
link will open the property details in the Results list of the Information Window.
Map Layers
The Map Layers list has expandable/collapsible layer groups which help to organize the layers. The
plus icon
means that you can expand the group to see what layers are inside, while the minus icon
means that you can collapse the group. Each layer will have a clickable check box to the left of the
layer name to indicate whether the layer is on
or off . Some layers will have a transparency slider
to the right of the name. Dragging the bar fully to the right
will display no transparency, and
dragging it further to the left
will increase the layer’s transparency. If available, a legend icon
will appear to the left of a layers name indicating that you can view the legend information directly in
the Map Layers list. Alternatively, click the ‘Show Legend’ button at the bottom of the Map Layers list
to switch the panel to the Legend panel.
Results List
After performing a search using the Global Search bar, Search Property tool, or Identify tools, the
resulting data is displayed in the Results List. Change the way you view the results to Table Mode by
clicking the table icon
next to the total results displayed at the bottom of the Results panel. Click
the list icon
in the bottom left hand corner to change the Results List back to List Mode.
List of Map Tools
Click this tool…
To…
Open the Home Panel in the Information Panel. This tool is also located as a tab at
the bottom of the Information Panel, and within the I Want To Menu.
Change the map scale to the initial extent of the map. This tool is also located
within the I Want To Menu.
Go back to the scale of the previous map extent.
Go forward to scale of the next extent after having used the Previous Extent tool.
Click this tool…
To…
Open the Print Map dialog box which displays selectable options for layout, format,
resolution, and scale, as well as add notes.
Select a pre-defined map extent from the dropdown menu of Bookmark Locations or
create your own bookmarks of any map extent.
Save the map of current extent including markups and measurement results as a
picture that you can save and share with other people.
Click this tool…
To…
Open a new browser tab to kelowna.ca/maps where you will find other City maps
and apps available to you.
Send feedbacks, comments, or questions to the City of Kelowna by email.
Open and read the site disclaimer of the Kelowna Map Viewer.
Open this Viewer Help document for the Kelowna Map Viewer.
Measure
Click this tool…
To…
Check on to allow Distance or Area measurements to remain visible on the screen
as drawings, or check off to remove them once a new tool is selected.
Draw a straight line on the map displaying the length of each line and the total line
length. Click the tool to activate, and then click to place a node on the map.
Double-click to end the line and view the total length.
Draw a polygon on the map displaying the length of each line, the total perimeter
length, and the area. Click the tool to activate, and then click to place a node on
the map. Double-click to end the line and view the perimeter length and area.
Change the units used for the line length and area calculations. Click the upper
dropdown box to change the line length, and click the lower dropdown box to
change the area
Erase Distance and Area measurements from the map one by one. Click the tool to
activate, and then click measurement drawings on the map. Click the tool again
to deactivate.
Erase all measurement drawings in one click of this tool. There is no undo!
Markup
Click this tool…
To…
Draw a point on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to
select color and symbol shape.
Open the text editor box and add text to the map. Click the tool to activate, and
then click the
tool to select color and size.
Draw a straight line on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to select color and line type. Click to place a node, double-click to end the line.
Draw freely on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to
select color and line type. Click-hold and drag on the map to draw a freehand line.
Draw an ellipse on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to
select color and outline type. Click-hold and drag on the map to the desired ellipse
size.
Draw a circle on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to
select color and outline type. Click-hold and drag on the map to the desired circle
size.
Draw a polygon on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to
select color and outline type. Click to place a node, double-click to close the
polygon.
Draw a rectangle on the map. . Click the tool to activate, and then click the
tool to select color and outline type. Click-hold and drag on the map to the desired
rectangle size.
Edit drawings and text on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then click a
drawing or text on the map. Clicking a drawing will allow you to increase or
decrease the size, rotate it 360 degrees, and change the location of nodes. Clicking
a text element will allow you to edit the text, increase or decrease the size, and
rotate it 360 degrees. To save edits, click anywhere on the map or click the tool
again to deactivate it.
Erase drawings and text one by one on the map. Click the tool to activate, and then
click drawings or text on the map. Click the tool again to deactivate.
Erase all drawings and text in one click of this tool. There is no undo!
Identify Tools
Click this tool…
To…
Identify data at a particular point anywhere on the map. All the features beneath
the point you click are listed in the Results List.
Draw a straight line on the map displaying the length of each line and the total line
length. Click the tool to activate, and then click to place a node on the map. .
Identify features by dragging a line in any direction on the map. All the features
that intersect with the line you draw are listed in the Results List.
Identify features by drawing a segmented shape over an area on the map. All the
features beneath the shape you draw are listed in the Results List.
Identify features by drawing a rectangle over an area on the map. All the features
beneath the shape you draw are listed in the Results List.
How to set screen resolution of a computer:
E.g., On Windows 7, click on “Start” icon
in the left bottom corner, click “Control panel”, then
click “Display”, then click “Adjust screen resolution”, change the “Resolution” drop-down box.
How to check the version of the Internet browser:
E.g., in Microsoft Internet Explorer, click menu item “Help”, choose “About Internet Explorer”, the
version of Internet Explorer will be displayed on the screen. The Kelowna Map Viewer requires an
Internet browser that supports HTML5 protocol. IE9 or older versions of IE (Internet Explorer), such as
IE8 or IE7 may have issues to use certain HTML5 enabled mapping tools.
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