About PBI Webmaps

We use the webmap icon icon to represent links to webmaps published on our website. That means if you see the webmap icon icon anywhere on our website, it will link you to an active webmap.

Our webmaps are powered by the Google Maps API. This allows us to create interactive map displays of our custom GIS datasets overlaying Google Earth and Google Maps backgrounds. You must have Java Script enabled for the Web Maps to work.

When viewing a PBI Web Map, you can pan and zoom around the map using your mouse (like in Google Earth Desktop). Our GIS data is rendered on top of the background images, and sometimes it takes a second for everything to load correctly, so be patient when you open our Web Maps and wait for all the data to fully load.

Below is a Web Map sample you can play with to see how to manipulate the map using your mouse. Double left click your mouse to zoom in. Hold left click your mouse to pan around. Use the zoom/pan tools on the left side of the map frame to zoom in and out and pan around. Change the background display using the buttons on the top of the map. You may need to download the Google Earth Browser Plugin to get the Earth tab to work correctly.

Most of our webmaps have clickable elements displayed in the map frame. These might be points, lines, or polygons that you can left click on with your mouse to get an information balloon to open up. Within the balloon you'll find further information, weblinks, and/or photos about the item on which you clicked. Clickable webmap elements are usually the map layers listed in the map Legend on the left hand side of the web page.

If you ever find yourself stuck somewhere and you want to get back to the settings at the beginning of the Web Map session, just click your browser Refresh button.

Please enjoy all of our Web Maps, and check back soon for newer maps and updates!

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