ADEQ eMaps Help


ADEQ's eMaps web viewer is a public interactive GIS web mapping application that provides an easy way to explore, visualize, and analyze environmental GIS information in Arizona. With eMaps, you can view air, waste, and water themed data produced by ADEQ such as:
The following eMaps help describes how to use ADEQ's public interactive web mapping application.
The eMaps tutorials describe uses of eMaps that better demonstrate what can be done with it and why you would want to do it.


Map Navigation nav

At the upper-left corner of the map are two pairs of map navigation buttons.

• Plus (+) button: Click to zoom the map in (or scroll the mouse wheel forward). You can draw a zoom in box by pressing the Shift key while dragging the mouse (except when the map tool is Select Features).

• Minus (-) button: Click to zoom the map out (or scroll the mouse wheel back).

• Home button: Click to view the entire state of Arizona.

• Question mark (?) button: Click to view this help.

The map can be zoomed in to a targeted area by clicking and dragging the map while pressing the shift key.


Streets / Imagery Button
The map initially shows highways, roads, and streets as the underlying basemap. Click the upper-left button to show aerial imagery instead, the button toggles into the button. Click the button again to toggle the map back into showing the streets. The top layer indicates the currently visible basemap, while the layer underneath, indicates the basemap that will be shown when the button is clicked.

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Ribbon ribbon tabs

An application ribbon acts like a combined menu and toolbar. The ribbon buttons are organized into groups on four tabs. The CSS and JavaScript modified to implement the ribbon, was created by Roger Pincombe http://rogerpincombe.com/ribbon.


Ribbon Tab 1: MAP TOOLS
MAP TOOLS

Map tools are actions that are only performed when the map is clicked or dragged. There is always just one active map tool in effect at a time. Drag the map to use Zoom In, Zoom Out, Pan Map, and Select by Box. Click the map to use all of the other tools. When a click tool is active, the map can still be panned by dragging even though Pan Map is not the active tool.

The map tools that act on the active layer, are Identify, Hyperlink, and the three Select tools. The active layer is set by clicking the layer name (which then becomes bold) in the Table of Contents. There is just one active layer in effect at a time.

  Navigation: Zoom In
Drag map to draw a box around map area in which to show greater map detail. Or click the map's upper-left + button. Or scroll the mouse scroll wheel forward as desired while the mouse is over the map.

  Navigation: Zoom Out
Drag map to draw a box around map area in which to zoom out. The map zooms out based upon the size of the box, that is, the smaller the box, the more the map zooms out. Or click the map's upper-left - button. Or scroll the mouse scroll wheel back as desired while the mouse is over the map.

  Navigation: Pan Map
Drag map to show neighboring map area. For example, drag the map to the left to view more area to the right.

  Features: Identify
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to identify features. Then click a layer feature and the feature's attributes are shown in a map data window.

  Features: Hyperlink
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to hyperlink features. Then click a layer map feature and a page containing information related to the feature is shown in a new tab or window.

  Select: by Point
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to select features. Enter a distance, select the distance units, and then click the map. Up to 1000 selected features are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Select: by Box
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to select features. Drag a box around the area of interest and up to 1000 selected features are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Select: by Polygon
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to select features. Click each perimeter vertex of the area in which to select features and then double-click the last vertex. Up to 1000 selected features are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Buffer: Point
Click a point on the map. Then enter a distance, optionally select a layer from which to list features, and click the Buffer button. Up to 1000 features within the buffer are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Buffer: Line
Click the start of the line, click each change of direction, and then double-click the end of the line. Then enter a distance, optionally select a layer from which to list features, and click the Buffer button. Up to 1000 features within the buffer are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Buffer: Polygon
Click each perimeter vertex of the area and then double-click the last vertex. Then enter a distance, optionally select a layer from which to list features, and click the Buffer button. Up to 1000 features within the buffer are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Measure: Distance
Click the start of the measurement, click each intermediate line vertex, and then double-click the end of the measurement. The calculated miles, feet, km, and meters are shown in a map data window.

  Measure: Area
Click each perimeter vertex of the area to measure and then double-click the last vertex. The calculated square miles, feet, km, and meters, as well as acres and hectares, are shown in a map data window.

  Measure: Lat/Long
Click map to show latitude/longitude coordinate in a map data window.

  Actions: Erase Drawing
Click to erase Buffer and Measure drawings. Not actually a map tool.

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Ribbon Tab 2: ZOOM MAP
ZOOM MAP

  Extent: Previous
Click to show map's previous extent.

  Extent: Next
Click to show map extent visible before Previous button was clicked.

  Extent: Full
Click to show the entire state of Arizona.

  Forms: Quick Finder
Select a county, city, town, or zip code and then click the Zoom button to zoom to the selection.

  Forms: Find Address
Enter an address such as 1110 w washington st phoenix az 85007 and click the Zoom button. Addresses are case-insensitive and may be abbreviated. Use the @ character to separate intersections. ZIP Codes are limited to Arizona, 85000-86999.

  Forms: Zoom Lat/Long
Enter a latitude and longitude in decimal degrees, degrees minutes, or degrees minutes seconds, and click the Zoom button. For example, a decimal degrees of -110.175 can be entered alternately as a dm of 110 10.5 or as a dms of 110 10 30.0.

  Forms: Zoom Township
Enter a township and range, along with an optional section, and click the Zoom button. Townships, ranges, and sections are numeric values where the section ranges from 1 to 36.

  Forms: Zoom Cadastral
Enter a cadastral, such as A 1 3 7 or A 1 3 7 a or A 1 3 7 ab or A 1 3 7 abd, and click the Zoom button. A cadastral consists of a quadrant, township, range, section, and optional section quarter quarter quarter. A quadrant consists of the letters A, B, C, or D representing the northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast state quadrants respectively. Townships, ranges, and sections are numeric values with the section ranging from 1 to 36. A quarter consists of 3 of the letters a, b, c, or d representing the northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast section quarters respectively.

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Ribbon Tab 3: MAP FEATURES
MAP FEATURES

  Forms: Find Features
Click the desired layer in the Table of Contents panel in which to find features. Enter a case-insensitive attribute value and then click the Find button. Up to 1000 features with an attribute containing the specified value are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Forms: Query Features
Select the layer in which to search for features, the field to search, the search operator, and enter a value to search. Then click the Query button. All fields have operators Equal, Not Equal, Null, Not Null. Text fields also have operators Empty, Not Empty. Numeric and Date fields also have operators Less Than, Less Than or Equal, Greater Than, Greater Than or Equal. However, some numeric and date fields are really strings in the dataset and will not have these additional operators. Up to 1000 matched features are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Forms: Buffer Features
To buffer currently selected map features, enter a distance, optionally select a layer from which to list features, and click the Buffer button. Up to 1000 features within the buffer are listed in the left-hand panel's Features tab. Optionally click a listed feature to zoom to it and view its attributes in a map data window.

  Actions: Show Legend
Click to show visible layer symbology in the left-hand panel's Legend tab.

  Actions: Clear Selections
Click to clear selected features and hide map data window if visible.

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Ribbon Tab 4: INFO PAGES
INFO PAGES

  Forms: Print Map
Enter the title, select the page setup, select the file format, and then click the Export button. Or click the Map Only tab, enter the file name, select the file format, enter alternate width and height, and click the Export button. A clickable filename appears at the bottom of the form.

  Pages: Layer Vintage
Click to view layer vintages (dates) in a new tab or window.

  Pages: GIS Links
Click to view various GIS links in a new tab or window.

  Pages: ADEQ Home
Click to view ADEQ website in a new tab or window.

  Help: Help
Click to view application help in a new tab or window.

  Help: Tutorials
Click to view application sample tutorial scenarios in a new tab or window.

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Panel tabs

Click the Layers tab to view the layer folders. Then click a folder to view its list of layers.
Click the Legend tab to view the symbol legend of all visible layers.
Click the Forms tab to view the form folders. Then click a folder to view that form.
Click the Features tab view features retrieved when using Select, Buffer, Find and Query Features.

Panel Tab 1: Layers
Each layer consists of a visibility checkbox and a boldable name. Check the checkbox to show the layer on the map, uncheck it to hide the layer. Layer Counties cannot be hidden if it is the active layer.

Some of the layers are scale dependent, that is, they only become visible when the map is zoomed in. The scale at which they become visible varies by layer. When a scale dependent layer is out of scale range, the checkbox is disabled and cannot be clicked.

Click the layer name to make it the active layer. The layer name becomes bold and the previous active layer name is unbolded since only one layer can be the active layer at a time. Several tools and forms act upon the active layer. Layer Counties is selected if the active layer is hidden.

The following ribbon buttons act on the active layer:

MAP TOOLS MAP FEATURES Panel Tab 2: Legend
Click to view the symbol legend of all visible layers.

Panel Tab 3: Forms
The forms can be accessed via the ribbon or by clicking a folder in the Forms tab.
The forms tab consists of the following forms: Panel Tab 4: Features
The Features tab is populated when using the following ribbon buttons:

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