Agricultural Information Atlas How To's

Search for your location

Option 1

  1. Under the "Find Information" tab, click on the "Find an Address" button.
  2. Type in your street number and name in the first bar.
  3. Type in the name of your lower or single tier municipality in the second bar.
  4. Click "Locate".

Option 2

  1. Under the "Find Information" tab, use the "Zoom to" drop down menu to select other search options such as lot and concession, or conservation authority. After selecting the feature, click on the "Go" button.

How to add information to your map

Once you have found your location, you can add information to the map.

  1. Under the "Map Layers" tab, click on the "Select Map Layers" button.
  2. Choose the layers you wish to include or exclude on your map by checking or unchecking the boxes. Make sure that all "Map Data" and "Background Map and Imagery" options are open for all available layers by clicking on the "+" sign.
  3. If you want more information about a particular layer:
    1. Check the box so that the layer is turned on.
    2. Under the "Find Information" tab, click on the "Identify Features" button.
    3. Pick the layer of interest from the dropdown menu.
    4. Click on a location on the map.
    5. Additional information will appear in the left hand "Results" box.

How to make a map

  1. You can use the Markup Tools found under the "Markup and Printing" tab to add text or to draw points and shapes directly on your map.
  2. Under the "Markup and Printing" tab, there are also options to print the map area on your screen, create a map from a template and save the map.

How do I create Geospatial Tile Drainage Records?

  1. Click the "Markup and Printing" tab.
  2. Click "Create Agricultural Map".
  3. Click "Tile Drainage Record".
  4. Fill in the Tile Drainage Record Information fields. All fields are required.
  5. Find the location you want to map. The area you have in your map view will appear on your Tile Drainage Records.
  6. Click the "Export Map" button. The report will take a few minutes to load.
  7. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, continue to step 8. If not, you must download the program first.
  8. After you see the message "Map created successfully", click the link of your map title to open the map or choose to save it first.

How do I find data required for a Nutrient Management Strategy or Non-Agricultural Source Material (NASM) Plan?

  1. Once you find your location, click the "Map Layers" tab.
  2. Click "Select Map Layers".
  3. Choose the layers you want to include or exclude on your map by checking the boxes and unchecking the boxes.
  4. For a Nutrient Management Strategy or a Non-Agricultural Source Material (NASM) Plan, it is helpful to check off the following layers:
    • Parcels (Farm Assessment and Assessment)
    • Live Data (Administrative, Environment/Base Data)
    • Background Map and Imagery
  5. You can use the Markup Tools found under the "Markup and Printing" tab to add text or to draw points and shapes directly on your map.

Glossary

Navigation Tab

Bookmark buttonsCreate and save a bookmark of a map location to use at a later time.

Magnifying glass with plus signZooms in on the map view.

Magnifying glass with minus signZooms out from the map view.

Small handDrags the map in any direction. Double click to zoom in.

Globe with magnifying glassReturns the map view to its original location or region.

Left arrowGo back to previous map view.

Right arrowGo forward through sequence of map views.

Question mark in a circleTakes you to a web page with contact information and important messages.

Map Information Tab

Layers of mapsAllows you to choose layers to include or exclude from the map.

Globe with magnifying glassDisplays a static legend of all available data.

Lowercase letter "i"Allows you to select a feature layer, click on a location and read the result.

Search for location buttonAllows you to search for an area by different location information.

Measurement ruler with double-ended arrowsMeasures the distance or area of a feature on the map.

Question mark in a circleTakes you to a web page with contact information and important messages.

Markup and Printing Tab

MapAllows you to create a map using a template.

PushpinLabels map with a pushpin with text or latitude and longitude co-ordinates.

Question mark in a circleTakes you to a web page with contact information and important messages.

Markup Tools

Small handDrags the map in any direction. Double click to zoom in.

Blue dotDraws a point on the map.

Blue zig-zagDraws a line on the map when you click and drag.

Blue squiggleDraws markings that you control with the mouse.

Trash can with red xClears the last marking on the map.

PolygonDraws a polygon on the map.

RectangleDraws a rectangle on the map.

Uppercase letter "T"Allows you to add text to the map.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 24 June 2013
Last Reviewed: 24 June 2013