Finding a Location and Repositioning a Map

Search for a location on a map and re-center or highlight that location. Reference maps and thematic maps have the ability to find and reposition the map to a location. For example, if you wished to see the area surrounding Springfield, Ohio, you could use a Springfield address to reposition the map, search for Springfield in the geography search box or type in the latitude and longitude of downtown Springfield. View these methods below:

 

Reposition Map with an Address

Reposition Map with a Geography

Reposition Map with Latitude and Longitude

 

Reposition Map with an Address

1.    In the map side menu, click find a location, images\ebx_-732940420.gif to display the find a location menu.

2.    In the find by drop-down menu, select address

 

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3.    In the Find a Location search box enter one of the following:

 Street address and city, then select a state from the drop-down menu

 City and state

  ZIP code

 

For example,

  Street Address - 210 Maple Street

  City - Cincinnati

  State - Ohio

 

4.    Click the Go button and the map re-centers on that location.

 

Reposition Map with a Geography

1.    In the map side menu, click find a location, images\ebx_-732940420.gif to display the find a location menu.

2.    In the find by drop-down menu, select place name

 

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3.    In the geography search box, enter a geography name

 Example: martinsburg

4.    Click the GO button and geography results display under the search results section

5.    Click a search result to re-center the map on that location

 

Right click a search result to have the option to highlight the geography on the map.

 

Reposition Map with Latitude and Longitude

1.    In the map side menu, click find a location, images\ebx_-732940420.gif to display the find a location menu.

2.    In the find by drop-down menu, select latitude/longitude

 

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3.    In the latitude box, enter a latitude value

 Example: 39.9

4.    In the latitude direction drop-down menu select N for North or S for South

5.    In the longitude box, enter a longitude value

 Example: 83.8

6.    In the longitude direction drop-down menu select W for West or E for East

7.    Click Go and the map will re-center on the location

 

Error Messages

You may encounter some of the following errors relating to finding a location and repositioning a map.

 

Enter a latitude value between 0 and 90 and a longitude value between 0 and 180

 

Address not found

FactFinder was not able to locate the address you entered. Please verify the address you entered and try again

 

Please enter a city

Please enter a city and state OR a valid ZIP code

 

You have selected one or more geographies that have no data

Deselect a geography and try again.

 

 

See Also

Changing Map Boundaries and Features

Placing Map Markers

Reference Maps

Thematic Maps

Basic Map Tools

Maps Overview