iPad User Guide



Zoom in: Using 2 fingers, make a pinching motion bringing your fingers APART across the screen

Zoom out: Using 2 fingers, make a pinching motion bringing your fingers TOGETHER on the screen

Pan: Drag one finger across the screen in the direction you would like to move the map


***When zoomed low enough, Parcels will automatically turn on***


Once low enough for parcel layer to turn on, using one finger, tap inside a parcel

The following graphic will appear:

On the iPad, the feature information box opens up right away.  Scroll down the list to find links for Property Information and the Tax Calculator
Other features on the map are identifiable too; oil and gas wells, historical parcels, and sales just to name a few.  They can be identified the same way as the parcels:

On Screen Tools & Layer Control


1. Information & Layer Control: Tap the arrow icon to bring up your legend, content control, and map details.

Legend - a dynamic legend used to classify the maps visible features.

Content - a list of all the layers the user can turn on

Detail - details about the viewer

2. Measure Distance: Use this tool to measure distance on the map

3. Measure Area: Use this tool to measure area on the map

4. Change Basemap: Use this icon to choose your basemap.  By default, Cattaraugus County streets are active.

5. Share: Use this tool to add the map to your favorites. Also, it can be used to share the map via Email, Facebook, or Twitter.

6. Bookmarks: Where you can access any bookmarks you have stored.  Also, if the "Contacts" tab is chosen, any contacts in your phone that have addresses associated with them can be plotted on the map.

7. Search: By default, this tool searches addresses: type in as much of an address as you know (i.e. 303 Court St Little Valley NY 14755).

However, when you tap in the text box to search, you will be presented with the option to search other layers on the map, such as "Parcels by Tax Map Number" or "Parcels by Owner Name". 

8. GPS: this button turns on the iPad's GPS location services and plots your location on the Parcel Viewer.  If satellites are available it will use them; if satellite signal is weak, the iPad will use cell towers and wireless signals to triangulate your position.

IMPORTANT: The accuracy of your position will be displayed by a transparent blue circle surrounding your GPS signal point.  This means your physical location could be ANYWHERE inside that blue circle.

*TIP* - The longer you stand in one spot, the more accurate the GPS will become.


When the iPad is in Portrait view, the Information & Layer Control graphic moves to the "Overview" button located in the upper left hand corner

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