Quick tour

This is a tour of some common features in this web map application.

  1. Start the Web mapping application from the URL you have been given.
  2. If you have a wheel mouse, zoom in on the map by moving the mouse over the map and scrolling the wheel forward a few times.
  3. If the Navigation arrow is available, click on one of the edges of the image to pan (re-center) the map in the direction of the arrow. Then pan back in the opposite direction. Notice the map is already present in areas you return to. This illustrates the caching functionality of the application.
  4. In the Toolbar, click the Zoom In tool Zoom-in tool, then click and drag on the map to draw a rectangle, and release the mouse button. The map zooms into the area of the rectangle. The zoom function is the default tool, active when the application starts.
  5. Pan (re-center) the map by selecting the Pan tool Pan tool, then clicking and dragging on the map.
  6. If enabled, click the check-box next to one or more layers to turn the layer on or off. The map will update to reflect the visibility settings in Map Contents.
  7. In the Toolbar, click the Identify tool Identify tool. Then click in the map on a feature you are interested in. A callout box pops up to display the name of a feature. Identify callout
    Click the drop-down arrow within the box to expand the box and display more details about the feature.
  8. Hover the mouse over the name of the feature at the top of the identify callout box. If more than one feature is found at the location you clicked, the name area will change into a drop-down box. Identify multiple
    Click the drop-down if available and click one of the other features. Details about that feature are shown in the identify callout box.
  9. Click the Add to Results link at the bottom of the callout box to add the feature to the Results area. The Results section of the Console displays the location coordinates where you clicked.
  10. Expand the location in the Results window by clicking its plus sign, if not already expanded. This shows the layers where features are found. Expand a layer to explore the features found. You can right-click on a feature and choose to Zoom To the feature. When finished, you can remove a results item by right-clicking with the mouse and choosing Remove.
  11. Click on one of the Find features in the tasks bar in the menu area. A dialog box for the task will open. Select the required Town, Village, Local Municipality or District Municipality from the drop-down list of the apropriate task.

    The results will be shown in the Results section of the Console, similar to the Identify tool. When you find features, highlight one or more by clicking their check-boxes in Results. Then right-click on the layer name and choose Zoom To Selected Features. The map will zoom to the area surrounding the feature you checked.
  12. Display the Map Contents, if not already visible, by clicking its down-arrow in the Console. Map Contents shows the map services and layers in your map. Expand a map and its layers nodes in the tree view to show the contents of the map.
  13. Explore other content and tools in the map. We hope you find this Web mapping application useful and fun!