Using The Maps

How to use the new mapping tools on the Commons

Additional Articles in Using The Maps

  • How to Create a Map  From the homepage, select Explore Maps & Data This will open up a selection screen for you to select whether you'd like to use a...
  • Can I print a map? If you would like to print a map you'll first need to download it. To do this, on your map, click on the download button in the lower...
  • Can I embed a map? As of current, the ability to embed a map is not available. However, this feature is important to our team and will be coming soon. You...
  • How do I export a map? As of current, the ability to export maps is limited to PNG image files. To export a map as a PNG, click on the download button in the...
  • How do I save a map? If you have used the map room to discover a map you'd like to return to, you are able to save a map to your Favorites or to...
  • How do I know the source of the data? This article will help to answer frequently asked questions such as:  How do I know the source of the data? Where does your data come...
  • How often is your data updated? Our team at Community Commons knows that giving you access to the most recent data updates is a high priority. That's why our team pulls...
  • Why is there no data for my area in the Map Room? Community Commons uses a variety of resources to fill our map room with the most up-to-date data indicators. However, there are certain...
  • How can I upload data to my map? At this time, you are unable to upload data to a map in the map room. However, if there is a specific indicator that you are looking for...
  • How many map layers or indicators can I look at at once? Using the Map Room, there may be multiple data indicators that you'd like to view on a map. To add a data layer to your map click + Add...
  • Can I search for a specific source of data? Yes! When searching for data to add to your map, the Show Filters menu can help you search for a specific source. 
  • Can I click on the map to learn more about a specific area? Not at this time. This is a high priority feature, we know. It is in the queue and we hope to have an update soon. 
  • Why are some areas of the map gray? Community Commons uses a variety of resources to fill our map room with the most up-to-date data indicators. However, there are certain...
  • How does the transparency tool work in the Map Room? Creating a semi-transparent map layer may help to see street, highway, and other boundaries a bit better.  The transparency tool can be...
  • How do I add my own data? Frequently Asked Questions Can I upload my own data to the maps How do I add my own data? Can I make a map using my own data Can I post...
  • Can I change the map colors? Answers to Commonly-Asked Questions Can I change the colors on the map? Are colors customizable? Yes! You can now change the colors of...
  • How do I add boundaries to maps in the map room? This article will help to answer Frequently Asked Questions About Adding Boundaries to Maps in the Map Room: How do I add county...
  • How can I hide or show areas on my map? This article answers questions such as:  How can I hide other areas on my map? How can I mask out surrounding areas on my map? How can I...