Basic Map Tools

Map tools that are shared between reference and thematic maps are called basic map tools. The basic map tools are located on the map toolbar and in the map tools section. The set of basic map tools are listed in the tables below with their descriptions.

 

Zoom Buttons

Panning, Repositioning, or Moving the Map Buttons

Identify Button

Print Button

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List of Map Buttons and Descriptions

 

Zoom Buttons

 

Image

Name

Description

Location

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Zoom to State

Click the zoom to state button and click a state on the map. The map centers on the selected state and displays the whole state

Map tool bar

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Zoom in

Click the zoom in button and click an area on the map. The map zooms in and shows a higher level of detail.

Map tool bar

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Zoom out

Click the zoom out button and click an area on the map. The map zooms out and shows a larger area of the map.

Map tool bar

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Zoom to full extent

Click the zoom to full extent button to display the map at United States level.

Map tool bar

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Map zoom slider bar

Click the images\img08887.gif button to zoom in on the map showing a higher level of detail and a smaller area.

Click the images\img09001.gif button to zoom out on the map showing less detail and a larger area.

Drag the horizontal slider up to zoom in on the map and

Drag the horizontal slider down to zoom out on the map.

Map tools section

 

Panning, Repositioning or Moving the Map

 

Image

Name

Description

Location

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Pan

Click the pan button and click on the map and hold down the mouse button while moving it left, right, up, and down to scroll the map and re-center on a different location.

Map tool bar

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North Direction

Click the north direction button to shift the map North.

Map tools section

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South Direction

Click the south direction button to shift the map South.

Map tools section

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East Direction

Click the east direction button to shift the map East.

Map tools section

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West Direction

Click the west direction button to shift the map West.

Map tools section

 

Identify Button

 

Image

Name

Description

Location

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Identify

Click the identify button and then click an area on the map to reveal information about the selected geographic area.

Map tool bar

 

Print Button

 

Image

Name

Description

Location

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Print Map

Click the print map button to create a PDF file of the map to print.

Map tool bar

 

 

See Also

Finding a Location and Repositioning a Map

Changing Map Boundaries and Features

Placing Map Markers

Reference Maps

Thematic Maps

Maps Overview