Query the map to find and display information of interest.
– A standard search tool to quickly find property, addresses, roads, subdivisions, schools, post offices, recycling centers, libraries, polling sites, parks, and other map features.
– Select map features within a given layer by pointing, drawing a line, drawing a shape (polygon), using the current map view extent, or selecting all features. Additionally, features may be selected using a buffer distance.
– Select, add to an existing selected set, or deselect map features within a given layer using multiple criteria and a set of standard query operators.
The default search parameters include all searchable fields in all searchable map layers and are recommended in most instances.
To begin, tap in the Search Here text box and begin typing a word or phrase (search string) to search such as a property owner's name, a parcel identification number (PIN), a street address, a subdivision, or a more general term such as “recycle”, or “post office”. The search engine uses predictive text to find and display records as the search string is entered. It is not necessary (or desirable) to completely enter a search string before selecting a record of interest. For example, the complete address, 300 University Ridge, is returned after typing “300 Un” and can be selected from the list by tapping on the appropriate result.
One record is returned displaying descriptive Details and the map zooms to the selected address point.
The Clear button will clear the current search results, including any details displayed and revert to the Search dialog box.
If desired, new features (records) may be selected or added to the current selected set or existing features removed from the current selected set by typing a new search string and tapping on New Selection, Add to, or Remove from. Tap on the search icon to apply the new search parameters.
To temporarily display the map under the Search dialog, tap the Map button. The Search dialog will minimize but remain active. The search parameters or details of the selected features may be re-displayed by tapping on the respective button.
In most instances, the default search parameters are appropriate for a parcel search based on an owner's name or a PIN. In some cases, however, it may be advantageous to specify a single field to query such as the name of the street on which a parcel is located. This approach filters records that may partially match the search string, such as addresses or roads, but are irrelevant to the task at hand. In this example, the objective is to select tax parcels located on Timberjack Street in Simpsonville.
Select map features within the Selectable Layer by pointing, drawing a line, drawing a shape (polygon), using the current map view extent, or selecting all features. Features may also be selected using a buffer distance and may be added to or removed from a currently selected set.
To begin, zoom-in to the area of interest on the map, tap Search on the main menu, and Select on Map from the drop down. On the Selectable Layer drop down menu, select the data layer of interest. The Tax Parcel layer is the default.
In addition to selecting only the features that intersect a point, line, or shape drawn on the map, features within a specified buffer distance may also be included in the selected set by checking Add a buffer with distance(ft): and selecting or entering a distance.
In this example, the center parcel of the three outlined in red is selected by drawing a Point. The two parcels on either side, within 100 feet of the location of the point, are also selected. The same buffering procedure may be applied when selecting features using lines or shapes.
If one or more features in the Selectable Layer are currently selected, then the button, Select nearby features within(ft):, becomes active. Specify a distance and click this button to select nearby features.
In this example, parcels within 250 feet of the three originally selected parcels are now selected and presented in the Details tab.
The All option is intended for feature layers containing less than 1000 records. Using this option for large data sets, such as tax parcels, may produce unexpected results.
The Advanced Search tool provides a mechanism to select, add to an existing selected set, or deselect map features within a single data layer using multiple criteria and a set of standard query operators.
In this example, the requirement is to identify tax parcels that are between ten and twenty acres in size, are classified by the tax assessor as vacant-residential, and have been sold since January 1, 2010.