Explorer How-To

How Do I Draw Multiple Polygons on one map

Begin by  selecting the polygon drawing tool.  Select the area by clicking around the desired geography and then double click to close the polygon when connecting the shape together.  Move curser to new area and repeat process.  There is no limit on the number of polygons that can be created.  If using the advanced drawing […]

Printing Mailing Labels

To print mailing labels, please use the following steps: Click the Export button in the lower left corner of the application and choose Current Selection From the preview dialog click on the Mailing Labels button Choose Avery label style Choose who to address label to Click the Download Labels button

Changing the Base Map Type

The road map view is probably the most common view used, however it is helpful at times to be able to see different views such as a Satellite/Aerial view to really understand what is located on the map in a specific area. To change the views use the dialog in the upper right hand corner […]

Creating a radius from anywhere on the map

Click on the Advanced Tools icon  on the tool bar. The icon will turn green  when active. Click the checkbox next to Buffer to activate it. Enter a buffer distance. Choose your units of measure you wish to use. Miles are the default. 5. Select the first drawing tool – Draw a Point 6. Then click […]

Exporting map image or legend for a presentation

To generate an image for a PowerPoint or other presentation, follow the  steps:  Click on the green Export button in the lower left corner Select Map Image A dialogue box will pop up providing options of where to save the image. It is recommended to also export the Map Legend so the audience can read […]

Changing base map from elementary to middle to high school zones

The dialogue box in the upper right hand corner of the screen will always show which grade level is active on the map at that time. Click Grade Level and see the drop down options. Select the desired grade level and the colored school zones will reflect the grade level of your choice. To see the boundary lines over the […]

Exporting the Currently Selected Records

This concept is the same for both students or property owners or other data, the results  vary depending on what data stream you are working in.  If you are working with student data, you will see student names. Select an area on the map using the drawing tools or just filter by attributes if no […]

Navigating around the map

To navigate the map: Click on the Navigate button  it will turn green  when it’s active.  To move/pan the map click and hold and drag the map in the direction you want. To zoom in and out on the map you have the following options: Use the zoom buttons .  Plus zooms you in closer and minus zooms […]

How to visualize data using filters

Choosing the data to visualize requires the use of the data filters. The Data Filters appear in the upper left corner of the screen. Click on the green pencil icon  to filter the data.  Clicking on the green pencil will open a dialogue box showing all the filterable attributes. Each attribute may have additional levels […]

Turning on and off the “Packed Points” / Student Dots

If you are not seeing your selections on the map or you aren’t seeing any dots on the map there are a few steps to take.  Click the green Overlay button Scroll down  to the Filter Overlays Be sure an “X” appears in the  Map By selection  and Packed Points is what the box below Map By […]