Welcome to Lexington MapIt!
Map It! allows citizens to quickly access geographic data within the Lexington and Fayette County. This means you can type in your address, street or intersection and find a wealth of geographic data relating to that location, such as:
- council districts;
- voting precincts;
- school districts;
- neighborhood associations;
- nearby parks and golf courses;
- closest hospitals and fire stations;
- and so much more!
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Map It! user guide
Below is a guide to help you navigate Map It! and use the icons to best assist in finding the information you need.
Tabs—Contains tabs that can be toggled to control the map. The Welcome tab and Layers tabs will always persist. A third tab will appear when a tool with options is selected. This will persist until a tool with other options is chosen.
Welcome tab—Provides basic information about the application.
Layers tab– Allows users to toggle on/off various layers within the map. Layers include: 2010 Census Tracts, Conditional Zoning, Council Districts, H-1 Overlay, Neighborhood Associations, Parcel, Sewershed, Voting Precinct, Watershed, Zip Code, and Zoning.
Pan—Allows you to move the map view without zooming in or out. Select this tool then click and drag the map in any direction to move to a new location.
Zoom In To Area You Draw—Allows you to zoom in to the map by dragging a box. Select this tool then click and drag the mouse to create a ‘zoom box’ where the area within the box will become the full extent of the map view. You can also scroll wheel on your mouse up or use the zoom level slider on the left side of the map top zoom in.
Zoom Out To Area You Draw—Allows you to zoom out from the map by dragging a box. Select this tool then click and drag the mouse to create a ‘zoom box’ to zoom out. The smaller box you draw the more that the map will zoom out. You can also scroll wheel on your mouse down or use the zoom level slider on the left side of the map top zoom out.
Zoom To Previous Extent—Go back to the previous map extent that you were viewing.
Zoom To Full Extent—Zoom back out to the full county extent.
Zoom To Next Extent—Go forward to next extent. Only works if you have just used the zoom to previous extent button.
Find—Finds addresses with associated information or locate streets. Click the button to open a tab with a search box.
Address Search—As you type the address in the box a dropdown list will auto-populate with valid values. Click on the desired address. The map will zoom to the property with a list of related information returned in the tab.
Street Search—As you type the street name in the box a dropdown list will auto-populate with valid values. Select the desired street name then click on the “Show On Map” button in the results window to zoom to the street.
Identify—Returns general information about a parcel. Select this tool, then click the parcel location on the map to display available information about that area.
Search By Buffer—Opens a tab with tools to search information by buffering features. Use the search by buffer tool to find Neighborhood Associations, Parcels, Streets, or Zoning within a certain distance of a location.
Parameters: Select what you will be searching for. Use the dropdown menu to select what feature you would like to find.
Set the buffer distance. You can set both the distance and units of measurement.
You can change the parameters at any time while working with the tool without having to reselect/recreate the features that you are buffering. You can just change the parameters and click the refresh button next to the units of measurement.
Select feature the feature to buffer: Buffer Address or Street: Type address or street into search box. A drop down list will be auto-populated with valid values as you type. Select the record that you are looking for and click on the magnifying glass. The map will zoom to the address or street and a buffer will be drawn using the parameters set in the step above.
Select Parcel—Select this tool then click on the parcel that you want to buffer. A buffer will be drawn around that parcel using the parameters that you set above.
Select Street—Select this tool then click on the street that you want to buffer. A buffer will be drawn around that street using the parameters that you set above.
Draw Line—Draw custom line to buffer. Select this tool, click on the map, and drag the line to the length that you need. Once you let go a buffer will be drawn using the parameters that you set above.
Draw Point—Draw custom point to buffer. Select this tool and click the location on the map that you want to buffer. A point will be created and a buffer will be drawing using the parameters that you set above.
Display Results—Will create a list below the button that returns all of the features that you selected to find in the parameters set above that intersect the buffer(s) that you created.
Clear Buffer and Results
Clear buffer and results—clears the buffers from the map and all results listed below.
Measure—Measure distance or area on the map. Use the measurement widget to calculate area or find the distance between locations.
Measure Area—Measure an area of the map. Once you select this tool choose the unit of measurement you would like returned from the dropdown menu. Click on the map to start drawing the polygon for the area that you would like to calculate. Continue to click on the map to create a vertex for the shape that you desire. Double-click on the map when you are done drawing your shape and the area will appear in the tab under Measurement Result.
Measure Distance—Measure distance or area on the map. Clicking the tool opens a tab with more options. Once you select this tool choose the unit of measurement you would like returned from the dropdown menu. Click on the map to start drawing the line for the distance that you would like to calculate. Continue to click on the map to create a vertex for each change of direction. Double-click on the map when you are done drawing your line and the length will appear in the tab under Measurement Result.
Clear measurement results—clears the line, area, and measurement results from the map and tab.
Red Line Tools—Opens a tab with tools that can be used to mark up the map. Use the tools to add edit various graphics to the map that persists for printing.
Draw Line—Select the tool, then click where you would like to begin the line and drag. Release the mouse button to complete the line.
Draw Circle—Select the tool, then click where you would like the center of the circle to be, and drag. Release the mouse button when you have the desired radius.
Draw Square—Select tool then press down on the mouse button where you would like the a corner of the square to be. Drag the mouse and release the mouse button when you have the desired square.
Draw Polygon—Click on the map to start drawing a polygon. Continue to click on the map to create a vertex for the shape that you desire. Double-click on the map when you are done drawing.
Add Point—Select tool and click on the map wherever you would like to draw a point.
Add Text—Select tool then enter the text that you would like to place on the map in the “Enter text to be displayed:” box. Select the color and font size that you would like. Click on the map where you would like to place the text.
Change feature color—Use this tool to change the colors of graphic that you have drawn. Select the tool then click on the lines that you wish to change color.
Move Graphic—Use this tool to move lines that you have drawn. Select the tool then click on a graphic to select it. Use your pointer to drag and reposition the graphic. Click on a different tool to cancel.
Delete a Single Graphic—Use this tool to delete just one graphic that you have drawn instead of clearing all graphics. Select the tool then click on the graphic that you wish to delete.
Select Color—Click on one of the preselected colors that you would like to use or enter the hexadecimal value of a custom color that you would like to use.
Clear all graphics—clears all graphics that you have drawn from the map.
Print—Allows you to print the map with a legend and markup graphics included. Select the tool and chose the type of legend you would like. The map will then pop up and you can chose to print of save it.
* You must have pop-ups for the site enabled in order to print.
PickIt! - Returns a list of features that you can select to zoom to. The list consists of 3 tabs: Neighborhood Associations, Parks, and Public Golf Courses. Click on the feature that you are looking for and map will zoom to it with information returned about it in the tabs.
Clear All Graphics—Clears all graphics drawn on the map.
Help—Link to this page.
Toggle Aerial Photos On/Off—Toggles the map between the street map view and aerial photos.