Search Tool


To search for a location by category:


Type in the name of the general area that you want to search, such as: the city, town, or county name. For this example, we’ll search: Detroit.

In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the name of the general area.

In the right-side of the pop-up, scroll down the Nearby Search list to find the check box for the category that you want to search. The top of the list displays: Popular Categories. The rest of the list displays the categories labelled: Other. For this example, we’ll check the box for the Other category: Museum.


You will see:

  • Several green dots appear on the map.

  • A list appear in the right side of the pop-up.

Each green dot is a “place” that corresponds with a name on the list.


If necessary, you can change the Range (radius) of the search area. For this example, we’ll change the Range to: 5 miles.


Scroll down the list of places. When you hover over a specific place on the list, you will see a marker appear on top of the green dot on the map.


To add the marker to the place, click the (+) button that’s next to the name of the place.


You will see the:

  • (+) button has changed into a green checkmark.

  • Marker is in the Layers panel.

  • Marker is placed on the map.


If you want the map to move so that the place is at the center, click on the blue marker that’s next to the place’s name on the list.



To search for a location by name:


Type in the name of the location that you want to search for, such as: Milwaukee, Central Park. or Pier 7 Heliport. For this example, we’ll search: Pier 7 Heliport.



In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the name of the location.


You will see the map move and zoom to the location.

If you want to add a marker, click on the link that’s in the location’s pop-up.


To search for a location by address:



Type in the address of the location that you want to search for, such as: ____, ___, or 405 Lexington Ave. New York. For this example, we’ll search for: 405 Lexington Ave. New York.


In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the address.


You will see the map move and zoom to the location.


If you want to add a marker, click on the link that’s in the address’s pop-up.



To search for a location by address, ZIP code, postal code, post code, or plus code

Type in the address of the location you want to search for. For this example, we’ll search for: "405 Lexington Ave" - (located in New York).

You can also search by:

  • ZIP code. For example, "10174".
  • Postal code. For example, "M5V 2T6".
  • Post code. For example, "SW1A 0AA".
  • Plus code. For example, "87G7PX00+".
In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the address.


To search for a location by lat/long coordinates in DD format:


Copy the lat/long coordinates from the source, e.g. such as a web page.

Note: for this example, the lat/long coordinates must be Decimal Degrees (DD) format. For example: 40.689249400, -74.044500400


Paste the lat/long coordinates into the search field.


In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the coordinates that start with: Lat,Lon.


You will see the map move and zoom to the location.


If you want to add a marker, click on the link that’s in the coordinates’ pop-up.



To search for a location by lat/long coordinates in DMS format::


Copy the lat/long coordinates from the source, such as a web page.

Note: for this example, the lat/long coordinates must be Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS) format. For example: 40°41′21″N, 74°2′40″W


Paste the lat/long coordinates into the search field.


In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the coordinates that start with: DMS.


You will see the map move and zoom to the location.


If you want to add a marker, click on the link that’s in the coordinates’ pop-up.



To search for a location by a marker’s title:


Use this instruction if you have placed several markers, and you want to find the location of one marker that’s been given a title.


Type in the name of the marker that you want to search for. For this example, we’ll search for a marker that’s been given the title: START.


In the left-side of the pop-up that appears, click on the name of the marker.


You will see the map move and zoom to the location.

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