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Working with The Legend and Layers

​The Legend section of the mapping application contains the list of map layers available to be shown on the map, such as parcels, streets or aerial photography.

Using this section you can view the list of the contents of the map, turn the layers on and off, and examine the symbology for each layer.

Turning layers on and off

  1. The Check-box next to a layer indicates whether the layers is currently turned on (visible).  Click the check-box next to the layer name to turn the layer on or off.                 
  2. The map automatically redraws to reflect the changes in layer visibility.

Note: Some layers may not be visible at the current scale (zoom level).  These layers are called scale dependent.  You may need to zoom the map in or out to see a particular layer displayed, even if its check-box is checked to draw.

Layer symbology

  1. To view a layers Symbology, click the plus icon next to the name to expand the layer in the legend.  A layers symbology can be hidden or collapsed by clicking on the minus icon next to the name.
  2. The legend may display a single symbol or multiple symbols for a layer.