The layers menu, which can be opened using the LAYERS button at the upper right of the page, displays all of the different sets of data that can be laid onto the map. Visible layers are represented with dark buttons, while inactive layers feature light buttons. Always underneath these layers is the basemap, which can be selected using the CHANGE BASEMAP button within the layers menu.
The most popularly used layers - Addresses, Lots, and Zoning Districts - are always readily available to you near the top of layers menu. The numerous other layers that are available can be found below, where you can use the search box to assist you in finding a layer of a given name or related to a given subject.
Some layers (namely City Council Districts, Community Safety Zones, Drone Areas, Fire Hydrants, Parks, Railways, Trails, and Water Book) provide more information when features within them are tapped on. This information appears in the form of a pop-up.
The search menu, accessed using the SEARCH button at the upper right of the page, allows you to easily find a location on the map based on its legal address or plat. Upon opening the search menu, starting typing your address or plat of interest into the appropriate search box to begin receiving suggestions (possible matches) for your search. Once a suitable suggestion appears within the list, click on its button to be brought to the location it represents.
You can view information about (query) some of the most frequently-needed data for any location on the map by simply tapping on the location in question. Doing so will cause a marker to appear on the map for the location you've queried and a panel to display on the right side of the page with information about the location.
This information, including Address, Flood Hazard, Jurisdiction, Plat, Zoning District(s), Historic Place(s), Tax Increment Finance District(s), and Public Land Survey System (all where applicable), is presented in the form of tiles. Tapping the title of a tile will show you its corresponding layer from the layer menu (note that doing so will clear all other layers you may have turned on). Additional relevant information can be obtained from links within the tiles, which are underlined. A sample tile is displayed below.
Link to more info
Upon querying a location (detailed above), you can get a street-level panoramic view of the location you've queried by clicking the STREET VIEW button at the top of the panel that appears at the right side of the page. While viewing the street-level image, you can tap the directional arrows floating above the street to move the indicated direction along the street. Tapping and dragging the image will cause your view to rotate. You can magnify or minify your view using the or buttons, respectively, in the bottom right of the image. A compass is provided immediately above these buttons to provide the heading (compass direction) of your view; the red triangle points north. You can expand your view to occupy the entire screen by clicking the button at the top right of the image; clicking the button that appears at the top right of the image will exit this fullscreen mode.
By default, your initial view faces north. However, if you have clicked on an addressed point before entering street view, your initial view will generally face in the direction of that point. This feature is less reliable at locations near road intersections, so observe your heading carefully using the compass provided near the bottom right of the image.
Street-level images are not available everywhere in the Aberdeen area, particularly along new roads and rural roads. If this is the case, you will see the error message "No Street View available" on a black background in place of a street-level image. This can also occur if the location you query is a significant distance (half of a typical Aberdeen city block or more) away from the nearest road with street-level images available; in this case, try querying a location closer to the road.
Four tools are provided in the upper left of the page to help you navigate or measure the map:
+ Zoom in. This can also be done by scrolling your mouse wheel forward or spreading two fingers apart on a touchscreen.
- Zoom out. This can also be done by scrolling your mouse wheel backward or pinching two fingers together on a touchscreen.
Locate yourself: Detect your location and pan the map to it. You may be asked by your web browser for permission to share your location.
Measure: Measure distances and areas, and get geographic coordinates for points.