If you are experiencing problems with words
being scrambled or items not fitting in windows, make sure that your
font size setting is on Medium or
smaller (go to "View > Text Size > Medium" in
this button will bring up a dialog box. Name your map and press
Create Page. A new window will appear with your current map,
the legend and the overview map. Use your browser's print function
to make a hard copy of the map.
anywhere on the map to zoom into that location. You can also click
and hold to drag out a selection box to zoom into a particular area.
anywhere on the map to zoom out and center on the location you selected.
out enough to see the entire state of Arkansas.
and drag the mouse anywhere on the map. This will cause the map to
slide in the direction you are moving the mouse.
this button, and then click on an active feature on the map to learn
about it. An active feature is one that belongs to the current active
layer, which is designated by the selected radio button.
button will allow you to search either by address or by number and
type to locate any Legislative District, Congressional District,
and/or Voting Precinct and Polling locations (currently Pulaski
County only) in Arkansas
Create a Profile
This new feature will allow
you to create a profile from a selection of blocks, blockgroups, tracts,
counties, or cities. explanation of this function can be found here
demographics information of chosen district
button will only be visible when you have used the "Find a
district" button and will pull up a page of the demographic
information of the selected district.
senator of chosen district's information
button will only show up if you have used the "District Finder" button
and will pull up a page of information about the senator of the selected
Show information of
Representative of chosen district
This button will only show up if you have
used the "Find a district" button and will pull up a page
of information about the representative of the selected district.
This frame contains the map
and can be zoomed into, out of, or panned around using the corresponding
buttons on the toolbar. The upper left corner contains an overview
map which lets you know where you are in relation to the entire state. To
turn this overview map on and off, click the Toggle Overview Map
button located in the top right corner of the screen.
Use this button to refresh
the display when you change the visible layers.
The "Layer List" contains
all of the possible layers, or elements, available for viewing
within the map. Layers
that have a check mark in the "Visible" box to the left of their
names will be shown on the map. Red checkmarks mean the layer
is visible while a grey checkbox means you need to zoom in farther
to see the layer. More
than one layer can be seen at a time.
Layers that are highlighted in blue are "Active" layers.
Only one layer can be active at a time. The "Identify" function,
along with many other tools, in the toolbar requires the layer
you are identifying to be active. Clicking a layer that is already
the "Active" layer will check or uncheck the "visible" checkbox.
Clicking the plus or minus beside a group name will show or hide
the list that belongs to that group. The visible layers in that
group will still be shown and the active layer will stay the same.
If the group name is colored blue then the active layer is inside
Once you have selected a new layer to be visible or unchecked
an existing layer to turn it off, you must hit the Update Map button
to refresh the map and show your changes. Active layers
will change without refreshing the map.
up information on a road, county, or district with the info button.
First, make a feature active by clicking on the round radio button
beside its name on the legend. Then click the info button, and click
on a feature on the map.
the 'District Finder' button and a new dialog box will appear. In
the dialog you have the choice of searching by address or by district
number. Address: Input you for a street name, zip code, and an optional
cross street and click submit. Your address will appear on the map. District Number: Type in the district number and press the corresponding
button to zoom to and highlight the district.
your legislative district
your Senate or House district, use the 'District Finder' tool and
follow the address search directions. Then click the "Senate", "House", "Voting",
or "Congress" buttons.
Create a 4-page profile
two ways to create a custom 4-page census profile. The first
is to simply click the profile
the toolbar then draw a rectangle, polygon, or line on the
map. In both examples
Polk, Montgomery, Pike, and Howard counties will be selected
because they touch the selection area.
To select an area using a rectangle, click
the profile button and draw a rectangle on the map. To create
a selection using
a line or polygon, choose the “Line” or “Poly” button
in the selection toolbox that will appear beside "Online
Arkansas" and "Help" (pictured to the right).
The second way to create a custom profile
is to use the "identify" tool and
click a location on the map. A small buffer around where you
click will be included in the selection.
The census profiles are only available
for Arkansas, Counties, Townships, Cities, Tracts, and Block
Groups. they are not available for Blocks to prevent privacy
Where are all the buttons? If your
monitor resolution is low, all of the buttons on the toolbar may not
fit on the page. If this is the case, there will be a scrollbar between
the map window and the toolbar. Use this scrollbar to access the remaining
Why can't I select something? If you're
trying to select a feature on the map with, for instance, the info
tool, you will need to make sure that you have made that feature
type active. For example, if you are trying to get information on a
senate district, make sure you have selected the 'active' radio button
next to the 'Senate Districts' entry of the legend.
Why can't I see the roads? The map
is set up so that the roads will not be displayed unless the map is
zoomed in to a higher magnification level. This is because there are
so many roads that if we tried to draw them over the entire state it
would take forever and result in an illegible mess. Try zooming
in closer to the area where you wish to view the roads, and refresh
the map again.
My address doesn't come up! If
the site cannot find your address, make sure that you enter the entire
name of the road, including 'st,' 'rd,' 'dr,' etc. Make sure your
zip code is correct. At this time, our site takes 5 digit zip codes
only. In certain rare cases, our database may not have your address
listed as a valid address for your street. If nothing else works, try
entering a cross street instead to find an intersection near your house.
If you have found an error or glitch
that is not mentioned in this help file please contact
us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This web site was created for the UALR GIS Applications
Laboratory, Arkansas Institute for Economic Advancement by Brooklyn Moffitt,
Williams. We used ArcIMS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Paint, and ye olde