iPhone Parcel Viewer 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:


Tapping on an area will bring up the location's address and latitude/longitude coordinates.  Here are what the buttons do:

1. The "X" button will close the graphic

2. The "Bookmark" button will allow you to add this location as a bookmark for future use

3. Tapping the white arrow will bring you to the Parcel Information screen

*TIP* - To identify smaller objects, holding your finger down will pull up a zoomed-crosshair bubble.  Once the crosshair is over the indentfiable feature, release your finger to select it.

From the Parcel Information screen, scroll down the list to find links to the Parcel Information and Tax Calculator tools.  These links, specific to each parcel, will open in Safari.

On Screen Tools & Layer Control


1. Find Maps: Will bring you back to the Map Gallery where you can search for maps to open.

2. Tools: available in the Parcel Viewer are: a measure distance tool and a measure area tool.

3. 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.

4. 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". 

5. GPS: this button turns on your phone'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 phone 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.

6. Information & Layer Control: To access layers to turn on and off follow the steps below:

Click the "i" button (number 6 on the picture above).

This button leads you to the "Legend" screen.  Once layers are turned on, this is where their legends will be located.

Click the "Content" tab at the bottom of the screen

Click the "Parcel Viewer" row

Adjust map layer visibility by sliding the buttons from On to Off (or vice versa).


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