NanaimoMap User Guide for Mobile

Map Interface

  1. I Want To Menu- A menu for common tasks and searches
  2. Global Search- Returns a list of features with attributes that match search text. For better search results use the I Want to Menu searches
  3. Open Mobile Toolbar- Opens the mobile toolbar that contains tools
  4. Map Window
  5. Find Your Current Position- Zooms map window to current GPS location when enabled
  6. Open Layer Panel- Select layer themes, turn layers on and off

NanaimoMap Map Interface

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View Information About a Feature

To view information about a feature on the map, tap on that feature. At the bottom of the screen, some information about the feature will appear. Tap the ^ button to view more information, or tap the "View Additional Details" to zoom to the feature and view additional information about that feature.

NanaimoMap Mobile Feature Details

If more than one feature is selected choose the feature you are interested in from the drop down menu.

NanaimoMap Mobile Feature Details

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I Want To MenuNanaimoMap I Want To

Change Visible Map Layers or Layer Themes
If closed, open the layers panel by selecting the Change visible map layers tool in the I Want To menu. Select the layer to turn on or off, or choose a layer theme from the drop down list.  To view all layers, select the "All Available Layers" theme. To minimize the layers panel, tap the down arrow in the top right corner of the layer list.

View the Legend
To view the map legend, tap View the Legend in the I want to menu.  To minimize the legend panel, tap the down arrow in the top right corner of the legend.

Return to Initial Map Extent
Use this tool to return the map to the initial extent when it first loaded.

Turn on Aerial
To turn on the most recent aerial imagery, tap Turn on Aerial. This tool will turn off the basemap and turn on the aerial imagery.

Turn off Aerial
To turn off the aerial imagery and return to the basemap, tap Turn off Aerial.  This tool will turn off the aerial imagery and turn on the basemap.

Address Search
The Address Search tool will allow you to search for a parcel on the map using the entered address. To search for a parcel click the Address Search tool. A panel will open up to enter the search criteria. The Street Name field is required but is not case sensitive. You can use a partial word, or the entire word, but you cannot use abbreviated words.  After entering a few letters, the search tool will provide a list of matched street names to choose from.  Please select the value from the drop down list for the best results. House number is optional, but will narrow down the results if known.  The unit value will be prepopulated with unit values to choose from if any are associated with the entered house number and street name.  Please note, not all unit values may be shown.
If found, results will appear in the search results panel.  Select the appropriate parcel from the list to zoom to it and view details. 

NanaimoMap Address Search

Folio Search
The Folio Search tool will allow you to search for a parcel on the map using the entered folio number.  To search for a parcel click the Folio Search tool. A panel will open up to enter the search criteria.  The folio search requires the exact folio number including the decimal point to return any results.  If found, results will appear in the search results panel.  Select the appropriate parcel from the list to zoom to it and view the details.

NanaimoMap Folio Search

PID Search
The PID Search tool will allow you to search for a parcel on the map using the entered PID number.  To search for a parcel, click the PID Search tool. A panel will open up to enter the search criteria. The PID search requires the exact PID value to return results. If found, results will appear in the search results panel.  Select the appropriate parcel from the list to zoom to it and view the details.

NanaimoMap PID Search

Parks Search
The Parks Search tool will allow you to search for a park on the map using the entered park name.  To search for a park, click the Parks Search tool.  A panel will open up to enter the search criteria.  The parks search is not case sensitive.  You can use a partial word, or the entire word, but you cannot use abbreviated words.  After entering a few letters, the search tool will provide a list of matched parks names to choose from.  Please select the value from the drop down list for the best results.  If found, results will appear in the search results panel.  Select the appropriate park from the list to zoom to it and view the details. 

NanaimoMap Park Search

Street Search
The Street Search tool will allow you to search for a street on the map using the entered street name.  To search for a street, click the Street Search tool.  A panel will open up to enter the search criteria.  The street search is not case sensitive. You can use a partial word, or the entire word, but you cannot use abbreviated words.  After entering a few letters, the search tool will provide a list of matched street names to choose from.  Please select the value from the drop down list for the best results. If found, results will appear in the search results panel.  Select the appropriate street from the list to zoom to it and view the details.

NanaimoMap Street Search

Clear Search Results
The Clear Search Results tool will remove search results from the results panel.

Clear Markups
The Clear Markups tool allows you to clear any markups that have been saved to your map display.  To use this tool, click/tap the Clear tool.  When prompted select "OK" to clear all markups, or press cancel to return to previous state.  Please note, this tool is only active if there are markups to remove. 

Print
The Print tool allows you to print the map using one of the configured print templates. The printed image will include any markups you have added to the map. To print the map, click on the Print Tool. A Print Map panel will open with choices for layout, resolution, map scale, map title and notes.  Tap the Center Print Here button to center the print area in your map window based on the scale selected. To view the print area, tap the down arrow in the top right corner of the Print Map dialogue. A print preview will be displayed in the map window to show the area that will be printed for your selected scale and page size. This print preview will change depending on the selected layout and scale in the print settings.  If you are not satisfied with the print area, pan around the map until the area of interest is displayed on your screen.  Reopen the Print Map dialogue by selecting Print from the "I Want to Menu". To change the print area tap Center Print Here again and the print area will update to reflect the area of interest you moved to. If satisfied with the area of interest shown reopen the Print Map dialogue and tap Print.  After a few moments a link will appear that opens up the pdf file.

Export
The Export tool allows you to save the current map image on your screen as an image file. This export will include any markups you have added to the map.  Click the Export tool, then choose your desired image format from the selection box. There are several image formats to choose from.  Check the "Include Georeference Data" option if you would like to import your image into another GIS application.  Click "Create Image" to generate an image. Click "View Image" when the export is complete, and your image will open in another tab of your browser. Save the image to your device.

Email Link
The Email Link tool will generate a link to your current map state.  You can use this tool to share maps with others, or you can save this link as a Favourite in your web browser to return to your preferred map state.  Click the Email Link tool, and then click "Ok" on the the Share on Email dialog box. This will open a new email with the link included in the email body.  Please note, this will not preserve any markups you have created using the Drawing or Measure tools. 

Email Feedback
The Email NanaimoMap feedback tool will open a panel that provides a link to generate a new email to mapfeedback@nanaimo.ca.  Use this tool to provide any feedback on your experience with the map or bugs you have encountered.  

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Mobile Toolbar

NanaimoMap Mobile Toolbar

Measure Distance
The Measure Distance tool will measure distance on a map in your desired units.  To use this tool, tap the Measure Distance tool and then choose your desired units from the drop down menus. Tap on the map to start drawing the line. Continue to tap on the map to draw additional line segments. Double-tap to finish drawing the line. The displayed line will show measurements for each line segment as well at the total distance measured.

Measure Area
The Measure Area tool will measure area on a map in your desired units.  To use this tool, tap the Measure Area tool and then choose your desired units from the drop down menus.  Tap on the map to start drawing the shape. Continue to tap on the map to define the polygon shape. Double-tap to finish drawing the polygon. The displayed shape will show measurements for each polygon line segment as well at the total perimeter and area measured.

Clear
The Clear tool allows you to clear any markups that have been saved to your map display.  To use this tool, tap the Clear tool.  When prompted select "OK" to clear all markups, or press cancel to return to previous state.  Please note, this tool is only active if there are markups to remove. 

Export
The Export tool allows you to save the current map image on your screen as an image file. This export will include any markups you have added to the map.  Click the Export tool, then choose your desired image format from the selection box. There are several image formats to choose from.  Check the "Include Georeference Data" option if you would like to import your image into another GIS application.  Click "Create Image" to generate an image. Click "View Image" when the export is complete, and your image will open in another tab of your browser. Save the image to your device.

Email Link
The Email Link tool will generate a link to your current map state.  You can use this tool to share maps with others, or you can save this link as a Favourite in your web browser to return to your preferred map state.  Click the Email Link tool, and then click "Ok" on the the Share on Email dialog box. This will open a new email with the link included in the email body.  Please note, this will not preserve any markups you have created using the Drawing or Measure tools. 

Email Feedback
The Email NanaimoMap feedback tool will open a panel that provides a link to generate a new email to mapfeedback@nanaimo.ca.  Use this tool to provide any feedback on your experience with the map or bugs you have encountered. 

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Find Your Current Position

If enabled, NanaimoMap will zoom to your current location showing a blue dot, and will move as you change locations.  To use this feature, tap on the Find Your Current Position in the bottom left hand corner of the map. You may be prompted with a dialog to confirm you would like NanaimoMap to use your current location.  Press Allow to continue, or Don't Allow to deny access.  If enabled, the map will zoom to your current location, and a blue dot will appear on the map. To cancel location sharing press the blue dot on the screen.  The blue dot will disappear and the application will no longer be using your location.

NanaimoMap Current Position

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Last updated: November 15, 2019

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