Using Map Layers

Learn about the Map Layers widget in Transect

The Map Layers widget gives users access to Transect's pre-populated map data to view in the map tool.  The map layers include environmental data, political data, infrastructure data, and more. 

Viewing map layers

  1. Navigate to the Map Layers widget in the Map
  2. To search for a layer by name, use the Quick Filter
  3. To turn a layer on, click in the empty box to the left of the layer name. Click it again to turn it off.

Right-click to view map layer attribute data

When you have a map layer turned on, you may want to see the detailed attribute data for a piece of information in the map layer. For instance, you might want to see the Parcel ID number for a parcel, the voltage for a transmission line, or the type for a wetland. Right-click on any data layer on the map to view those attributes in a popup info box.

If two layers are on top of each other, info boxes for each will pop up when you click to view attribute data. Use to the left and right arrows at the top of the info popup to scroll between attributes of each data layer.

Filter, opacity, and map legend

Some map layers have filters. For instance, you can filter parcels by size. To access filters, change the opacity of a map layer, or view the map layer legend, click on the three-bar icon to the right of the map layer name. Click it again to hide these features.

Map layer reference information

You may want to know the source, date, or description of a map layer. To find that information, click on the "i" icon to the left of the map layer name to reveal map layer details. Click on the "i" again to hide the details.


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