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.
- The search or find task can be displayed by clicking its name in
the menu area.
- The search or find task opens in a new dialog window within the
Some examples of possible tasks are shown below.
This dialog window may be moved,
collapsed, and closed. See
for details on using moveable windows.
- 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.
- Click the dialog submit button (Find, etc.) to start the search.
- 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
If features are found, a 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.
- 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