We are always monitoring for performance as more and more users discover the Parcel Viewer. The app may occasionally experience slowness for a variety of reasons. Here are a few:
To improve performance, you can:
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At the very top right of the browser window in the parcel viewer there is an arrow pointing SW. Click on that and you will get an inset map that will let you hover and drag the map extent (gray box). You can toggle the inset map on or off using the arrow. When clicking on the arrow (below), an inset map will appear at the top right (bottom), enabling the viewer to navigate in the inset map.
Use the My Location button on the toolbar – this will take you back to a view where your current location is centered in the map. You will be prompted to allow the browser to use your location, select Yes.
If you have zoomed out too far, or lost your place in the map, you can easily et back t the default extent (amount of zoom in or out) by selecting the Home button. This will snap you back to a map that is centered on Whatcom County.
Advanced Options: Select Advanced options and put in a mapping scale and other options you can check on/off. You can also specify units you want to use for your map.
All layer adjustment will be done through the Layer tool located on the toolbar.
GIS data is pulled together from a variety of sources with varying degrees of accuracy and precision, so horizontal positional accuracy can vary greatly. For many of the subdivisions, Coordinate Geometry or COGO calculations were performed using recorded plat documents. While recorded documents are used to inform our mapping, online mapping data is for assistance in property location and not guaranteed for accurate measurements.
At this time there is no way to move the pop-up around, however, you can reset the popup by click on the outer Edge of the map feature so that it is no longer obscured by the pop-up.
The only adjustment available for layer symbology is transparency, which is located in the Layer window.
Both text and markup are available in the Draw window. Simply open and select what color/shape you’d like to draw with, and scroll down for advanced options.