Search Widget


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The Search widget is the first widget in the Park Finder map viewer toolbar. The Search widget can be opened up by clicking on the Search icon in the LINK-GIS title bar. The icon looks like a magnifying glass.

The Search widget offers three ways of searching for a park: Location, Name or Activity.

  1. “Location” search allows users to select parks based on their proximity to specific addresses. To use the Location Search, click on the “Location” tab, which is the first tab at the top of the Search widget.

a) Enter the address information. Then click the “Locate” button to perform the search. The “Locate” button looks like a magnifying glass on the widget.
b) A list of addresses that match or are similar to the entered address will appear. Partial addresses will work, but may yield more addresses to choose from.
c) Click on the desired address from the list, and the map will zoom to the selected address.
d) A one mile buffer will appear around the selected address and the parks that fall within the one mile buffer will appear in a “Search Results” list in a panel at the bottom of the map viewer.Park_Search_Widget_2
e) Click on a park in the “Search Results” list to zoom to the park and have the park information display in the panel at the bottom of the map viewer.Park_Search_Widget_3

f) If photos are available for a park, they will appear in the panel at the bottom of the map viewer.
g) Click the arrow on the upper left side of the panel, “To Hide” the panel. Click the arrow again “To Show” the panel.

2. “Name” search allows users to select parks based on a park name. To use the Name Search, click on the “Name” tab, which is the second tab at the top of the Search widget.Park_Search_Widget_4

a) Enter a park name. Then click the “Locate” button to perform the search. The “Locate” button looks like a magnifying glass on the widget.
b) A list of parks that match or are similar to the entered park name will appear. Partial names will work, but may yield more parks to choose from.
c) Click on the desired park name from the list, and the map viewer will zoom to the selected park and put a circle around it to identify the selected park.
d) The panel at the bottom of the map viewer will also open, showing information about the selected park.
e) If photos are available for a park, they will appear in the panel at the bottom of the map viewer.
f) Click the arrow on the upper left side of the panel, “To Hide” the panel. Click the arrow again “To Show” the panel.

3. “Activity” search allows users to search parks based on activities available. To use the Activity Search, click on the Activity tab, which is the third tab at the top of the Search widget. Park_Search_Widget_5

a) Clicking on the Activity tab, will produce a list of activities to choose from.
b) Click any and all the activities you wish to search on, then click the “Locate” button to perform the search. The “Locate” button looks like a magnifying glass on the widget.
c) Any parks that contain the activity criteria selected will appear in a “Search Results” list in a panel at the bottom of the map viewer.
d) The map viewer will automatically zoom to the first park in the “Search Results” list.
e) Click on a park in the “Search Results” list to zoom to the park and to have the park information display in the panel at the bottom of the map viewer.
f) If photos are available for a park, they will appear in the panel at the bottom of the map viewer.
g) Click the arrow on the upper left side of the panel, “To Hide” the panel. Click the arrow again “To Show” the panel.