Overview

Welcome to the MC Maps application help. The app is used to search for and browse the beautiful land and tranquil waters of Martin County. The app has a map, a title bar, navigation tools and map widgets. These tools work together to make an intuitive map. The map is the main focus of the app in the middle of the screen. The title bar at the top of the screen provides the app title and tools that are known as map widgets. The map navigation tools are located at the top left of the app.

Apps

The individual apps available for use are listed below. Each app can be accessed directly by entering the url geoweb.martin.fl.us/<link> from the list below.

Link Name Description
cra CRA Map Community Redevelopment Areas
flu-zoning Land Use and Zoning Map View Land Use and Zoning Maps
general General Map Provides access to basic datasets
permitted_open_roads Permitted Open Roads Map Current open road status for new building permits
proposed_developments Proposed Developments Map Land development currently under review
roadway_assets Roadway Assets Map County maintained assets within county maintained right of ways
schoolattendance School Attendance Map MC School District Attendance Zones
solid_waste Solid Waste Map Garbage and Recycle pickup days
survey Survey Control Map Provides access to horizontal and vertical control point information for Surveyors
utilities Utilities Map Provides access to Martin County Utilities maintained water and sewer assets

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari 3+
  • Internet Explorer 9+

Responsive

  • Works on large screens
  • Works on small devices
  • Landscape-Portrait
  • Location aware

Mobile Devices

The screen size of a mobile device is limited. To work with this limited space the app resizes the widgets and toolbar to fit the screen. Sometimes rotating the device 90 degrees will make the app easier to use. There is no preferred device orientation.

The two differences in the app with mobile devices and smaller screens are widget size button and a more button on the toolbar. The widget size button either maximizes the widget to the full screen or makes is smaller. When smaller, both the map and widget can be seen at the same time. See also Map Widgets for more info on how to use the map widgets.

The more button opens a window that is used to select other widgets that are hidden.


Depending on the application there may be different widgets shown. Select a widget from the panel to use it.

Popups

Pop-ups show information from each layer in the map, such as land owner, zoning, commission district, or water line. They dispaly charts, images, and links to other resources.

The top right corner of the popup has a maximize and close buttons. The maximize button opens the popup to the full view of the map. This is helpful when there is lots of information in the popup. The close button will close the popup window. When the popup widget is maximized, the restore and close buttons are displayed in the top left corner of the popup. The restore button shrinks the popup window back to its normal size. When the map is searching for popup information, the spinner will display in the top left corner

When there are multple items returned by the popup, scroll arrows are shown at the top of the widget. The first item shows the total number of items found and an arrow pointing right.

After the first item, the current item page and two arrows will be shown.

Links to other data is shown as a regular hyperlink or or a link icon in the bottom of the widget.

Map Navigation

Map navigation is easy whether it is using a mouse or your finger.

Pan

Pan the map at any time by dragging the map with the mouse. During the pan action the mouse changes to a directions arrow . Touch screen users can use a finger to drag the map.

Zoom buttons

There are two buttons on the top left corner of the screen that allow for zooming in and zooming out. The plus symbol is for zooming in and the minus symbol is for zooming out.

Mouse Zoom

The mouse wheel can be used for zooming by rolling the wheel slowly. Rolling the wheel forward zooms the map inwards and rolling the wheel backwards zooms the map out. Double clicking on the map will zoom the map in.

Touch screens

Pinching the map in an out zooms the map in and out on touch screens. Double tapping on the map will zoom the map in.

Keyboard shortcuts

Pan
  • Press the arrow keys to pan the map
  • Zoom In
  • Press SHIFT and draw a box with the mouse.
  • Press the + key to zoom in on the center of the map
  • Zoom Out
  • Press CTRL-SHIFT and draw a box with the mouse
  • Press the - key to zoom out from the center of the map
  • Home Button

    The home button returns the map to the initial map extent. This is useful if you become lost. This button is in the top left corner of the map.

    Find my location

    Press the target symbol to show your current location. This tool is only recommended if you are currently located in Martin County. Your current location may by outside of Martin County and may result in a blank map with no features. If this happens, press the home to return to the initial map extent.

    Address Search

    The address search is located top left corner of the map. Enter a full address like 2401 se monterey rd and press enter. If you don't know the entire address, enter what you know with spelling mistakes like 2401 montery or 50 kindred and you will presented with a list of potential address matches.

    Click one of the matches to zoom to the location. If only one match is found the map will automatically zoom to the location. Press the X to clear the results.

    Map Widgets

    Widgets are tools that control, change, or interact with the map. Only one map widget can be open at any time.

    Finding Widgets

    These map widgets are found along the top right corner of the map.

    If there isn’t enough screen space for all of the widgets, there may be a “more” button . This button shows a grid of map widgets that are currently hidden from view.

    Each widget has two buttons, a close button and a minimize /maximize button. The close button closes the map widget and hides it from view. The minimize/maximize button changes the size of the widget to show more of the map screen. The minimize/maximize button is used more on smaller screens like mobile phones and tablets.

    Parcel Search Widget

    The parcel search widget searches the parcel layer for parcels by owner names, location addresses, and parcel numbers. Parcels can also be selected by using graphics drawn on the screen. Each of the search types are available on a separate tab in the parcel search widget. The results of the searches are displayed in the results tab.

    Owner Name Search

    Search by owner name by entering an owner's last name, for example, "Smith". A minimum of 3 characters is required for an owner’s name. Press the search button to start the search. Press the Clear button to clear the search results and owner name input field.

    Address Search #

    There are two types of parcel address searches, a default address parcel search and a search parcel by address fields. Both of these searches return the parcels that the address is inside. There may be multiple addresses within a parcel. The resulting parcel may not have the address entered.

    Parcel address search

    The default address has a single entry for a full address. Enter a full address like2401 se monterey rd and press enter. If you don't know the entire address, enter what you know with spelling mistakes like 2401 montery or 50 kindred and the matching parcels will be returned on the results tab.

    Parcel search by address fields

    This search is used to search for parcels using either a house number, street name, or both

    House Number Search
    Enter 2401 in the House # field and press search button.
    Street Name Search
    Enter monterey in the Street Name field /street name/ and press the search button.
    House Number and Street Name Search
    Enter both a house number 2401 and street name monterey and press the search button.

    Parcel #

    The parcel control number, PCN, search looks up parcels by their PCN. The input field requires a minimum of six digits. No dashes are required, they are automatically removed and will search for the same parcels. The results of the searches are displayed in the results tab.

    Location

    The search by graphics selects parcels by drawing graphic shapes on the map. Shapes include point, line, circle, polygon, and several others.

    Graphics can be buffered by selecting the buffer graphics check box and entering a buffer distance. The buffer distance is from the graphic drawn and not the parcel selected by the graphic.

    The buffer is shown in blue and the selected parcels are red. Any parcels that touch the blue buffer are selected.

    After the results are displayed, you can return to the Location tab and press the "Clear Buffer" button to remove the blue buffer polygon.

    Results

    The results tab shows the results of the owner, address, parcel number, or location search. After a search, the map will zoom to all of the parcels in the results. If there is only one parcel the widget will zoom to the single parcel. Clicking on a record in the results will zoom to that parcel.

    Images below the parcel search results are links to further information about the selected parcel such as the Property Appraiser and the Property Information Record.

    At the top of the results are buttons for creating a mailing list, downloading the selected parcels, zooming to the selected parcels, and clearing the selected parcels. The mailing labels button will create mailing labels using the Avery 5160 format. It should be noted that the labels do not include condominium parcel owners. The download results button will export the results to a spreadsheet. The zoom to all will zoom to all of the selected parcels. The clear results will clear the results and return to the previous search tab.

    Create Mailing Labels

    Mailing labels can be created from the parcel search results

    1. Search for parcels by owner name, parcel control number, address, or graphic. The search results will be used to create the mailing labels.
    2. Select the create mailing labels button
    3. The mailing labels will download as a pdf file. The labels start on the second page.

    Download a Spreadsheet of Results

    The parcel search results can be downloaded as a spreadsheet.

    1. Search for parcels by owner name, parcel control number, address, or graphic. The search results will be used to create the download file..
    2. Select the download results button

    Buffer Parcels and Create Mailing Labels

    1. Select the location tab from the parcel search tool.
    2. Select the buffer graphic checkbox and enter a buffer distance.
    3. Select the point tool.
    4. Click on the parcel of interest.
    5. The results are shown in the results tab and on the map. The map shows the selected parcels in red. The buffer can be seen as a blue area with a yellow outline.
    6. Select the create mailing labels button
    7. The mailing labels will download as a pdf file. The labels start on the second page.

    Historic Imagery Slider

    This widget changes the background imagery at the current map location. The widget has a slider with numbers that indicating the imagery year. The slider can be moved by a mouse, finger, or mouse wheel. Imagery is not available for all years. Some years don't cover the entire county and will show a white background. For example, the 2014 imagery does not cover most rural part of the county.

    Draw

    This widget allows you to draw shapes and text on the map. Some of the shapes that can be drawn are points, line, polyline, freehand polyline, triangle, rectangle, polygon, ellipse, polygon, and freehand polygon.

    After choosing a tool, a preview and shape options will appear below. Options include point shape, line color, fill color, transparency, outline width, etc. Drawing tools that have length or area can also be labeled with their length or area respectively. The units for measurement display can also be set.

    Graphics can be cleared by pressing the at the bottom of the Draw Widget. Undo and Redo step the edits backwards and forwards. Individual graphics cannot be selected for deletion. Graphics cannot be modified, press undo or clear to start over.

    Measurement

    This widget measures the map by area, distance, or location coordinates on the map.

    Measure Area

    The area units include Acres, SqMiles, Sq Kilometers, Hectares, Sq Yards, Sq Feet, and Sq Meters. Measure area by selecting the area button then click on the map at the starting location. Left click on each corner of the area that needs to be measured. Double click on the map to finish the area measurement. Select the area units by using the dropdown list.

    Measure Distance

    The distance units include Miles, Kilometers, Feet, Meters, Yards, and Nautical Miles. Measure distance by selecting the distance button then click on the map at the starting location. Left click on each corner of the line that needs to be measured. Double click on the map to finish the distance measurement. Select the distance units by using the dropdown list to change the units.

    Measure Location

    The location portion of the widget shows coordinates for two points. The coordinates of the mouse is shown on top next to the pointer arrow icon. The green marker shows the coordinates of the green marker on the map. Add a green marker by clicking on the map. Update the coordinates by clicking on the map in a new location. The location units include Degrees and Degrees minutes Seconds (DMS). Select the location units by using the dropdown list.

    Legend

    Shows a legend of the map layers for the currently visible layers. The legend is scale dependent and changes as the map is zoomed in and out.


    Layer List

    Shows of list of layers that can be turned on and off with a checkbox. Expand a group of layers by clicking on the side arrow or clicking on the layer name. Other layers and groups layers are inside. Click on the down arrow to collapse the group . If you keep clicking the down arrows or layer names, the layer legend will display for points, lines, and polygons. There is no legend displayed for annotation.

    On the right side of the layer is a dropdown arrow. This dropdown arrow only works on the top level of layers. The dropdown will display context box to configure the group of layers.

    Layer Options

    Zoom to
    Zooms the map to the layer map extents
    Transparency
    Sets the layer transparency. Transparency can only be set on the top level.
    Move up
    Moves the map layer up one level
    Move down
    Moves the map layer down one level

    Print

    Creates a print layout file with your title on the map. All visible layers and graphics will be included in the print map file.

    Print Options

    Layout format
    Portrait or Landscape
    Title
    Enter your own title
    Export file type
  • PDF (default)
  • JPG
  • GIF
  • EPS
  • PNG8
  • PNG32
  • SVG
  • SVGZ
  • Advanced Print Options

    Advanced options are available to set additional output options.

    Additional Help

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