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Using the Toolbar

The toolbar allows you to interact with the map by clicking on the map with a tool. For example, if you click in the toolbar on the Zoom In tool, then click on the map, the map will zoom in around where you click.

To use a tool

Note: Some tools do an action immediately. These include the Full-extent, Back-extent, and Next-extent tools.

  • In the toolbar, click on the tool you want to use.
  • Move the cursor over the map. The cursor may change to indicate the tool you are using.
  • Click on the map with the left mouse button. Note: Some tools work by depressing the mouse and dragging the cursor to draw a rectangle, line or polygon, then releasing the mouse button.
  • The results depend on the tool. The map appearance may change, such as zooming in or out. Or the results may appear in the Results Display window, such as with the Identify tool.

Tools

Tools in your website depend on the purpose and use of the application. Some or all of these may be available:

Name Icon Description
Zoom in Zoom in tool Click and drag a rectangle: Click and hold the left mouse button down on the map at one corner of the rectangle to zoom in to. Drag the mouse to the other corner of the rectangle, and release the mouse button. The map will zoom in to the area of the rectangle.
Zoom out Zoom out tool Click and drag a rectangle: the map will zoom out so that the current map area will fit into the rectangle drawn. The smaller the rectangle you draw, the more the map will zoom out.
Pan (recenter) Pan tool Click and drag the map: Click and hold the left mouse button on the map, and drag the map. The map will be recentered, with the location dragged at the location you dropped it.
Full extent Full map extent Full extent: Immediately zooms the map out to the area of all features and layers. The active tool does not change.
Previous extent Zoom to previous extent Previous extent: The map returns to the area displayed previously. Similar to the browser's Back button, but specifically for the map. Up to ten previous extents are stored when the map is zoomed or panned. If the button is disabled, you are at the original extent in the extent history.
Forward extent Zoom to next extent Forward extent: The map displays the next extent in the list of stored map extents. This is only available after the Previous Extent button has been clicked. Up to ten extents are stored in the extent history. If the button is disabled, you are at the latest extent in the extent history.
Identify Identify tool Click to Identify: Click with the left mouse button on the map. A small icon is added to the map identify icon and a callout box displays the name of a feature at the location. See Identify features on the map for how to use the identification information.
Bing Birds Eye Measure tool Click to view Bing Birdseye: Click with the left mouse button a point on the map. A Red "X" will appear at the location on the map and the Bing maps website will appear in a new browser window. Please make sure your browser allows popups from the LRIMS site.
Google StreetView Magnifier tool Click to view StreetView: Click with the left mouse button a point on the map. A Red "X" will appear at the location on the map and the Google Streetview website will appear in a new browser window. Please make sure your browser allows popups from the LRIMS site.