Using LISTmapDetailed tutorials on using LISTmap are available on the LISTmap Flash Tutorials Page.
IntroductionLISTmap is an internet based map viewer for the Land Information System Tasmania (LIST). It enables users to view and create maps from over 200 spatial datasets stored in the LIST. Users can create maps and interrogate features within the datasets to find out information about the features. LISTmap is fully integrated with the Title and Property searching modules. There are many new features included in LISTmap, these can be seen from the What's New Page.
Browser RequirementsThe Browsers supported by LISTmap are:
Start Page HelpThe main feature of the LISTmap start page is the Select Themes panel:
The Select Themes panel enables you to select a broad category for the type of map that you wish to view. If you are interested in property or cadastral information for instance you would choose the property theme. Selecting a theme will take you to the search page. Selecting the other themes button will take you to a page that lists other thematic type maps as well as the users custom theme (MyMap).
The LISTmap Other Themes page enables you to select from other pre-defined themes that have been set up to target specific users. Also accessible from this page is the MyMap theme, if it has been defined by the user. The MyMap theme is created by a user in the Layer Management dialog box and is persistent across a users sessions.
Search PageQuick Links
The Quick Links panel enables the user to click on a predefined view. The predefined views will include links to the State view and major population centres. It may also include links from time to time to topical locations.
Place or Name Search
The Place or Name Search panel enables the user to search on a place or name using either the full text or a partial name. You must however search with at least 4 characters. Valid search text would include for example: margate marg ma%te (The % is a wildcard which is placed automatically around the outside of the search text)
The Address Search panel enables the user to search on an address. The street number and street name field are mandatory. The street name entered should be the full name not a partial name.
The Identifier Search panel enables the user to search on common identifier fields for property based information. You can search on the Property ID field (Used for property valuation), The LPI field (Former UPI field used on printed maps) and the Certificate of Title Volume and Folio.
The Coordinate search panel enables the user to zoom to an area around the specified coordinates. The coordinates entered should be in GDA94 Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 or GDA94 decimal Latitude and Longitude. An example of Coordinates would be Easting: 524300 and Northing: 5242000 or Longitude: 146.564 and Latitude: -42.564.
The Results page displays all the results returned by a search. To zoom to a specific result click on the magnifying glass or result name. Results are sorted by category and Municipality/Locality.
LISTmap Map ViewerMap tools
The Layer Management dialog box is used to add and remove layers from the current map. It also enables you to select pre-defined maps and also to save the current map as MyMap. You can browse map layers via the category pulldown box and you can also search for layers via a keyword search. The keyword search (upper right of dialog box) enables one or more keywords to be searched against layers for instance "aerial photo 2003" will return the Aerial photography indexes for 2003. See the Flash Tutorials Page for a detailed tutorial on Layer Management.
Layer Management Tools
Managing Layers in the Legend
You can turn layers on and off within the map legend along the right side of the map. To turn a layer off click on the layers eye symbol to the left of the layer name. When the layer is turned off it will be displayed with as an eye with a green cross . Layers shown with a red cross are not visible due to being out of scale range. To view these layers zoom in until they become active. To turn layers on click on the green eye symbol. Note depending on your listmap view options layers may not turn on immediately (see below) and will require a redraw.
The layer name highlighted in yellow is the active layer for feature identification using Identify Tool. When you use the identify tool information is returned from the feature in the active layer where you clicked. To make a layer active click on the layers name. Note that Background Imagery layers cannot be made active.
The View Options dialog box contains settings related to how you view information in LISTmap. The Redraw Map settings determine if the map draws immediately or waits for the user when you identify a feature or turn a layer on or off in the legend. It also provides options for what datum the coordinates under the map are displayed in and whether a 1km grid is displayed. You can also change the transparency of the vector layers and the background imagery. This can be helpful when using dark imagery or when you wish to see the background through coloured polygons.
Printing and Print Options
The Print Options dialog box contains settings related to how you print information in LISTmap. This includes whether the map print page is generated in pdf or html. It also provides options to control what is displayed on the print page and whether the dialog box is displayed every time you print. You can also choose the size and format of the print page.
The share menu has a variety of options for saving map links and sharing them with other people.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I resize the map?
You can resize LISTmap by resizing the browser window. You will however need to redraw the map after you have resized the browser window.
Zooming and Panning are slow is there anything I can do to improve performance?
The speed at which LISTmap returns images to the users browser is mainly affected by the speed of the users internet connection and the size of the browser window. A larger browser window will retrieve a larger sized image which will be slower particularly over a modem based internet connection. Note speed can also be impacted by periods of high traffic and activity on the LIST servers. Therefore to improve performance make your browser window smaller.
What do the crossed out layers represent in the layer list?
A layer that is crossed out in the layer list is currently not drawing due to a scale dependency set on that layer. Large layers require more time to draw when many features are displayed. To limit the impact of this, layers are drawn only when the map scale is within a pre-defined scale range.