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Search for features

The Web mapping application may allow you to search and find features of interest to you. The searching tools that are available will depend on how your application is configured.

Search, find and query tasks

The website may enable you to search one or more layers for text that you enter, to find an address, or to search for places using a Web database. The administrator of the website determines the types of searches available.

For example, the query may ask you to enter a value for the name of a city. A more complex query may ask for two or more values, and search using these values. For example, a query may ask for a city name and country name. The query might use the values you enter to look for a city with the name and that is in the country you entered.

  1. The search or find task can be displayed by clicking its name in the menu area.
  2. The search or find task opens in a new dialog window within the mapping application. Some examples of possible tasks are shown below. This dialog window may be moved, collapsed, and closed. See Getting Started for details on using moveable windows.
    Query task example   Find address example
  3. Enter text you want to search for in the input boxes of the task window. The task may require entering all of the value, or part of the value. The task text should give a hint about what you need to enter to find features.
  4. Click the dialog submit button (Find, etc.) to start the search.
  5. The Results section expands in the Console to display results of the search (if it does not expand automatically, click the down-arrow in the Results section to display it). The text searched for displays in the results item.
  6. If features are found, a plus button Treeview plus button appears next to the results item. Click the plus button to expand and explore the results. The example below shows one possible result of a search using Find.
    Find results example
  7. The results display one or more layers where features are found. Click the plus button next to a layer to display features found. For more details on using the Results window, see Using Results.