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Using Gallatin County’s Interactive Mapping Application. Gallatin County GIS. What is the Interactive Mapper?. Web-based tool accessible by the public regardless of the County’s business hours

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what is the interactive mapper
What is the Interactive Mapper?
  • Web-based tool accessible by the public regardless of the County’s business hours
  • “One-stop-shop” access to the most requested data regarding Gallatin County from both internal and external sources
  • The most up-to-date data from our GIS system available!
how do i find the mapper
How do I find the Mapper?

http://www.gallatin.mt.gov

“Interactive Mapping button” takes you to the County Mappers

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General Map Viewer: Our topic of discussion…

Additional Map Viewers

Click the thumbnail image…

the mapper interface
The Mapper Interface

Toolbar

Legend Area

Map Window

Status/Scale Information

the toolbar
The Toolbar

Go to full map extent

Zoom In – drag a box to go to new map extent

Zoom Out – click on map to view slightly broader extent

Pan – drag the map to slide the map to adjacent areas

Identify – get information about a feature

Help – information regarding the toolbar tools

Print – print the map

the legend pane
The Legend Pane

Graphic Legend:

Shows the graphical symbology used on the map. Updates to show only the symbology of the layers currently visible at the current scale of the map.

the legend pane1
The Legend Pane

Control Legend:

Shows the list of layers available in the Mapper, toggles visibility of the layers, and selects the active layer for identifying features.

the legend pane2
The Legend Pane

Identify Results:

Presents the attributes of the feature(s) from an Identify on a map layer.

the legend pane3
The Legend Pane

Custom Query:

A number of queries are available to quickly get you to the information for which you are searching.

different approaches to using the mapper
Different Approaches to Using the Mapper
  • Browse the map using zoom/pan tools (The “I’ll know it when I see it” approach)
  • Use the built-in queries (The “I think I have enough specific information to get me there” approach)
zooming in on the map
Zooming In On The Map
  • Select the Zoom In tool.
  • Hold down left mouse button and drag a box for the new extent.
  • Release the mouse button and the map will refresh!

From this extent…

zooming in on the map1
Zooming In On The Map

To the new extent…

panning the map
Panning The Map
  • Select the Pan tool.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and drag the map in any direction.
  • Release the mouse button and the map will refresh!

Slide the map down to the right from this extent…

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Panning The Map

To the new extent…

the queries
The Queries

Currently there are 10 queries available.

the queries address
The Queries - Address

The list defaults to the Address query.

  • Address can be typed in all lowercase and still find a match.
  • Include the RoadType for best results (St, Dr, Trl, etc.).
the queries road
The Queries - Road

Select a road and zoom directly to it on the map.

  • Can usually just select the name (without adding prefix, type, or suffix).
  • Drop down the list and type the first letter of your road name to jump directly to that portion of the list.
the queries usfs road
The Queries – USFS Road

Select a U.S. Forest Service system road and zoom directly to it on the map.

the queries township range section
The Queries – Township/Range/Section

Zoom directly to a township/section on the map.

the queries major sub name
The Queries – Major Sub. Name

Select a major subdivision and zoom to it on the map.

  • Drop down the list and type the first letter of your subdivision name to jump directly to that portion of the list.
the queries major sub number
The Queries – Major Sub. Number

Enter a major subdivision number and zoom to it on the map.

  • Enter the number using the format shown for a successful match.
  • Using all lowercase is fine.
the queries minor sub
The Queries – Minor Sub.

Enter a minor subdivision number and zoom to it on the map.

  • Enter the number using the format shown for a successful match.
  • Using all lowercase is fine.
  • Common names are currently not supported.
the queries cos
The Queries – COS

Enter a certificate of survey (COS) number and zoom to it on the map.

  • Enter the number using the format shown for a successful match.
  • Using all lowercase is fine.
  • Common names are currently not supported.
the queries miscellaneous surveys
The Queries – Miscellaneous Surveys

Select a survey from the list and zoom directly to it on the map.

The surveys in this list are those that do not fall neatly into any of the other categories of surveys (I.e. Exchange surveys, Dependent surveys, Homestead entry surveys, etc.).

the queries geocode taxcode
The Queries – Geocode/Taxcode

Enter a geocode or taxcode and zoom to it on the map.

  • Enter the number using the format shown for a successful match.
identifying features
Identifying Features

In the Control Legend, check the box next to the feature you want information about (make the feature the Active Layer).

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Identifying Features

On the Toolbar, select the ‘Identify Features’ tool.

identifying features2
Identifying Features

Click on the map and the feature will highlight.

In the Identify Results pane of the Legend, information about the feature will be shown.

identifying features3
Identifying Features

Depending on the feature, additional information may be accessed via hyperlinks.

Currently the parcel layer is the only layer with additional information.

additional info
Additional Info

State Cadastral website record

Treasurer’s WebTax record

display additional data layers
Display Additional Data Layers
  • Check the box(es) for the layers you want to turn on/off.
  • Click the ‘Refresh Map’ button.

And…

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Display Additional Data Layers

The map will re-draw with the new data.

printing
Printing
  • Choose map size.
  • Type in a title.
  • Click ‘Make Map’

In Page Setup, set page to ‘Landscape’

Print only page 1 of your map to save paper.

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Contact information:

Gallatin County GIS Department

311 W. Main St., Rm. 305

Bozeman, MT 59715

406.582.3049

www.gallatin.mt.gov