Using the interactive maps

Navigation

The basic navigation is similar to other interactive mapping websites such as Google Maps. To zoom in and out, click on the + and – buttons in the top left corner of the map window, press the + and – buttons on your computer’s keyboard, or use your computer’s mouse (either a mouse wheel or pad). To pan and move the area that is visible, hold down the primary mouse button and move the mouse or your finger in the direction you wish to move the area the map displays.

Labels

As you zoom in on the map, new labels will appear. If you are zoomed in far enough then names of cities and neighborhood will appear. Zooming out will cause some labels to disappear to prevent the screen from becoming too cluttered.

Clicking on census tracts

If you click on an individual census tract, a popup window will display more information about the area on which you clicked. If there are arrows at the top of the popup window, there are multiple features near the area you pressed, and you can click on the arrow keys to cycle through the data.

Legend

If a legend window is not visible, press the button just under and on the left side of the red UDVL logo, as shown in the yellow circle in the following image, and the legend will appear.

Layers tab

If the layers tab is not visible, press the button just under and on the right side of the red UDVL logo, as shown within the yellow circle in the following image, and the layers tab will appear. Pressing on the boxes next to items in the layers tab will turn off and on different imagery on the map, for example locations of DHS facilities or outlines of cities.

Other tabs

There are three other windows that users can cycle through either by clicking on the icons to the right of the layers tab button or by clicking on the arrows to cycle between windows, as shown in the image below. The tabs allow users to change the imagery that is shown under the data on the map, share the map, or print the map.

Searches

Clicking in the dark gray bar, shown in the image below, allows you to enter the name of a location and then zoom to it by hitting enter.