Welcome to DeKalb County’s GISWeb!. Take a tour of GISWeb…. Table of Contents. Getting Started ……….3 The Map Window …….4-5 The Toolbar ……………5-11 The Legend………....... 5, 12-15 Map Topics …………….5, 16 How to Query………… 17-21 Export to Excel ……….22 Print a Map ……………23
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Take a tour of GISWeb…
2. Please read the disclaimer and click “I accept” if you choose to proceed.
3. Follow the links to either “First Time User” or “Returning User”. If you follow the link to “First Time User” follow the simple steps to download and install the free Active CGM Plug-in (this only needs to be done on your first visit), then proceed to the site…
More detailed information in the following slides
Zoom in, Zoom out,
Measure, Set the
Scale, Refresh the
Map, Return Home
***GISWeb is Processing when this icon is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the toolbar. Please be patient and let the map finish processing before proceeding
Hover your mouse over the tool icon and the name of the tool will appear.
Home:Reload the site
Zoom In: Map will zoom in to a preset scale based on a single click
of your mouse.
Zoom Out:Map will zoom out to a preset scale based on a single click of your mouse.
Zoom by Rectangle:Map will zoom in to the area of the rectangle drawn.
Click on map once to begin the rectangle, drag mouse and click again to
close the box. Wait for map to regenerate to the zoomed in area.
Navigation Tools Continued:
Pre-selected Zoom Areas:Select the tool and a pop-up box provides you
with a list of areas to zoom to. Locate the area you would like to zoom to
and click on the pin next to the location, the map will redraw the area.
Map Scale:Enter the desired scale, for example 1:1000 is 1” = 1000’
Reload Base Map:The countywide base map will redraw.
Refresh:Select the tool to refresh the map. This tool is often used when a
Feature is turned on, but is displaying on top of the other features. Refresh
The map and the feature will draw behind other mapping features.
Display Coordinates:Click on the map to return the
Linear Measure:Click on the map to start a line, continue
drawing line by clicking on the map, double-click to end
Measure Area:Click on the map to start a polygon,
continue clicking to draw area, double click to close polygon
Search and Select Tools:
Point Select:Select parcel to retrieve information.
Select features in circle:Returns the attribute information
for all parcels the line intersects. Click and drag line, double
click to end line.
Select features in circle:Returns the attribute information for
parcels within the circle. Click and drag circle.
Select features in rectangle: Returns the attribute information
for all parcels within the rectangle. Click and drag rectangle, double
click to end.
Search and Select Tools:
Select features in polygon:Returns the attribute information for all
parcels within the polygon. Click on map to start polygon,
continue clicking to draw area, double click to close polygon.
Query:A pop-up window displays various search options.
Select the tab of the search you would like to perform.
If only one result is found the map will automatically re-draw,
if more then one result is returned press the pin next to
the result you would like to see mapped.
Print, Help and Contact Information:
Print:A window will appear with various printing options.
Active CGM Browser:Allows you to download the necessary
plug-in to view the maps.
Help:Provides a more detailed help manual
Metadata:Data about the data. This document contains a description
of the map features and the date they were last revised.
Contacts:Select this tool to display a list of contact information. Please
feel free to contact us with any questions.
Please Proceed for an example…
Zoom by rectangle
to an area of the map.
The aerials are now
Note: The topic “Sheriff” is
not accessible by the public.
is a question or inquiry. It’s a way to search through data.
A Query for the Address “110 Sycamore St”, displays only one result,
Therefore the map is automatically generated for that location…
However, if you remove the “Street Suffix” from your search criteria,
multiple results appear.
Click the pin next to the result you want and a map will generate.
When searching for an Owner of a parcel, it is recommended that you minimize the information you enter.
A Query with the last name “Smith” and first name “Mike” doesn’t return any results. When the search is minimized to last name “Smith” and first name “M”, many results return.
To Save your Queried results, Right click on the blue bar above
your search results. You will be given the option to “Export to Excel”.
(This is an Internet Explorer option. If you do not have this option under the
right mouse click, visit the Microsoft website to find out how to install this
Please contact us if you have any further questions…
Please contact the Information Management Office…
Joan Berkes-Hanson, IMO Director, 815-895-1643
Sheila Minogue, GIS Manager, 815-895-1687
Bruce Hamilton, GIS Analyst, 815-899-0704