Map Tools

Select an Area Using the Drawing Tools

Drawing Tools are located on the upper left-hand corner of the map. Three options are available for drawing. The three options are:  Draw a Point, Draw a Polygon or Draw a Line.  For selecting multiple neighborhoods select  Draw a Polygon Click on the map where you want to begin and slide the mouse to the […]

Visualizing Students and Using Layers

The Overlay section controls the layers, labels and various content on the map. Understanding the power of layers is important to unleash the power of GuideK12. Managing the visualization of the students on the map: Click on the Green Overlays button on the right-hand side of the screen. At the bottom of the drop-down menu […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How can I see property lines?

In order to see the individual lots or “parcels” outlined on the map, there are two things that must happen.  Turn on the parcels by clicking on the Overlays button. The lines will not appear if zoomed out too far.  The map must be zoomed in to see the lot lines.