Mapping Tutorial: Zoom and Navigation

Navigation Tools

screen shot of the navigation tool zoom selection button

The tools for moving around inside the map are in the first section, on the left-hand side of the toolbar.

screen shot of the navigation tool move map selection button

Zoom: click-drag with the mouse to zoom in graphically. Click on the icon, then click-drag on the zone that you wish to enlarge. See also the navigation map section above.

If the mouse has a scroll wheel, this will allow you to zoom in and out.

screen shot of the navigation tool recenter or reframe selection button

Move map: click-drag with the mouse to move around inside the map. Click on the icon, then click-drag on the map to move in the desired direction. Using this button is optional; you can move around the map just with a click-and-drag.

screen shot of the navigation tool recenter or reframe selection button

Reframe: returns to the initial extent of the map. After zooming or moving around, click on the icon to return to the initial view of the map.

screen shot of the navigation tool search selection button

Search: locate a geographic unit by typing in its name or part of its name. Click on the icon, type in the name or part of the name of the geographic unit you wish to locate, and then click on Search. A list of geographic units containing the search term will appear. Choose the geographic unit that you wish to see on the map from this list.

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