This page is intended to give you an overview of the GGOV product and all of functions that you can preform with it.
Above is a screen grab of the GGOV interface; below are descriptions for each of
the on screen elements:
2. Listing Tab: The Listings Tab will display a list of the items in the category that you selected from the Welcome Tab. Along with a list of the items there are links to zoom to that item and display its details.
3. Details Tab: The Details tab will return the information about the item from the Listings tab that you selected. On the details tab you can also link to city departments, city documents, and other items.
4. Search Tab: The search boxes allow you to type in a text string, address, or parcel ID. By selecting a radial box you can narrow down your results to only include the exact item you are looking for. By selecting the Text Search option you can search across all of the categories and return multiple results.
5. Catagory List: This list contains all of the available categories to search on. If the selection is grayed out it indicates that you need to be zoomed in closer on the map for it to become active.
6. Zoom Bar: The zoom bar allows you to zoom in and out on the map by clicking on either the + or - buttons on either end of the bar, you ca also click on any portion of the bar itself to automatically zoom to that scale. Certain categories and map items will only display when the map is zoomed in.
7. Pan Tool: The pan tool can be used to pan the map in any direction by clicking on the cardinal directions, the pan tool can also be activated by clicking anywhere on the map and dragging in the direction that you wish to pan.
8. Advanced Print: The advanced print option allows you to create a custom print page that allows you to create a print page that has a title, a selectable map size, and any detail information that is being displayed in the details tab.
9. Measure Tool: The measure tool also you to measure straight lines, paths, areas, and determine X/Y coordinates on the GGOV map. When activated the measure tool presents 3 buttons, by pressing on these buttons you can get distances of a drawn line, the area of a polygon you create on the map, and various sets of X/Y coordinates. You also have the option of changing the measure unit of the lines and area function to suit your own specific need.
10. Aerial Photo: By clicking on the aerial photo button the GGOV map will switch from the city basemap to the aerial photo for that city. By clicking on it a second time you will switch back to the city basemap.
11. Basic Print: Clicking on the basic print button will bring up a print window that contains just the GGOV map that you are currently viewing for printing.
12. Overview Map: Clicking on the down arrow will display the overview map, on the overview map your current view extent will be indicated by the red box. You can move the red box on the overview map and your position on the GGOV map will move correspondingly. Click on the arrow again in order to hide the overview map.
Using the Pan functionality: The most basic way to navigate in the GGOV map is to use the pan functionality, there are 3 ways that you can do this
Using the zoom functionality: Along with using the zoom tool there are other ways that you can zoom in and out on the map.
The scale levels for this map from fully zoomed out (1:80,000) to zoomed in (1:1,000) are:
1:80000, 1:60000, 1:40000, 1:30000, 1:25000, 1:18000, 1:11000, 1:7500, 1:5000, 1:2500, 1:1000.
2. Zoom out button will zoom you out one step from your current map scale.
3. Using the zoom slide bar you can adjust the zoom level by sliding the bar up
and down the zoom level slider.
4. You can also click anywhere on the zoom bar to automatically zoom to that scale.
5. You can also use the Shift and Ctrl keys in conjunction with your cursor to zoom
in and out. By holding down Shift and dragging a box with your cursor you can select a
specific area to zoom in on. By holding down Ctrl and dragging a box with you cursor you
can zoom out focused on one area.
On The Welcome Tab: The Welcome tab displays information about the city as well as a list of mappable places to help you find what you are looking for on the map as well as information about these places.
2. If a category is grayed out or disabled it is because you must zoom in closer
on the map in order to limit your results to show only places within view extent of the map.
This prevents you from generating a huge number of results which can take a very long time to display.
Categories like this may need to be re-queried when you zoom around the map. You can do
this by returning to the welcome tab and clicking the category again to generate a new result
list or by clicking the "Update List..." located above the list of places on the listings tab
Using the Listings Tab: The listings tab returns the list of items that is in the category that you selected, it also returns the results of any searches that you perform.
of lines or polygons when you hover over the name the item will be highlighted so that
you can pick it out on the map.
2. This is the name of the item that has been returned (Ex. park name, address,
zoning code, etc.). Clicking on the name will display the details for that item.
3. Zoom to link, by clicking on this link the GGOV map will zoom to the item that
you are interested in.
4. Highlight and view details link, this link will highlight the item you are
interested in and display its details.
5. Item information, this area of the listings tab displays a little bit of
information about the items that you are looking at. It can include addresses, code
information, or other pieces of information.
6. Zoom to all on map link, this link will zoom you to the extent of all the items
in the listings tab. This is useful if you are zoomed in close on part of the map and
would like to see all of the items without having to zoom to them manually.
Using the Details Tab: The details tab displays the attributed information, other information, and links about the item it is associated with. This data can include: property data, zoning information, departmental information, links to other documents, links to other web pages, etc.
relating to if you are not already zoomed to that item.
2. The links list contains any links to other documents or web pages that may
be associated with the item you are looking at.
3. Feature Attributes is the information that is related to the item that you are
viewing, this may contain a large amount of information or simply a name field depending
on what has been decided to show.
GIS data and Records: Where does the map data and records come from?
2. More to come..........
Cities with GGOV: What Cities Make Use of GGOV?