Use the map to search, explore, and find your way around your communities. The Maps view includes more ways than ever to manage - and visualize - your inventory.
What follows is a detailed look at each element of your Maps view. Note that not all features are available for all systems or user types.
The 'Map' Button. This ever-present toggle allows for seamless switching between your data dashboard and maps view.
The Search Bar. The search bar allows you to jump to a location, whether it's a specific lot, a phase or a community - you can even use it as you would a Google Maps search. Simply start typing in your search, and the search bar will prompt you with the 3 closest results, plus an option to submit your info to Google (that option will always have a Google "g" icon next to it).
Some search examples:
|"Lot 47"||Prompts you with up to 3 lots that start with numbers "47"|
|"Lot 47 Block 3"||Prompts you with lots that are number "47" in a block that starts with the number 3|
|"Ravenswood"||Enter just a community name to jump to that community|
|"Ravenswood 9"||Enter a community and phase number to jump to that phase|
|"123 Ravenscroft Way"||Enter a street number and name as another way to jump to a specific lot|
|"Ravenscroft Way"||Enter just the street name to produce a list of lots on that street|
|"T2B"||(Google Search) Enter the first part or an entire postal code to jump to that area|
|"Edmonton, AB"||(Google Search) Enter a city name and province to jump to that location|
Refresh Button. The maps view will frequently and automatically refresh your view. You can also manually pull in the latest information by clicking this button.
Google Maps Controls. These controls, found within the map window in the top right corner have three main functions:
Map/Satellite. Switch between Map and Satellite modes to get a different perspective on your community.
Street View. Drag & drop Google's Pegman onto an available street to bring up Street View mode. An 'X" replaces the Google Maps controls to exit this view.
Zoom Controls. Zoom in and out by clicking on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons. You may use your mouse's scrollwheel to zoom as well. Or double-click your mouse to zoom in, and double-right-click to zoom out.
Location Filter. This button, found in the top left corner, allows users not only to jump and zoom to a location (like the Search Bar), but also to filter the lot map results to the selected community and/or phase.
Clicking on the button will open the location filter panel. Clicking on a community name will focus the map in that location and also apply a filter so only those lots are displayed. You may further click on one or more phases to narrow down your results even further. Simply click again on a selected phase or community to remove that filter. Clicking on the Location Filter button again will close the panel.
Active Filter: You'll notice that when you have applied a community or phase filter, the Location Filter button itself will be highlighted in blue to indicate an active filter.
Advanced Filters. This button contains many options for filtering your view. First, click this button to open the advanced filters panel.
- Use the dropdown menu to select a filter category.
- Use the second dropdown to add a filter.
- You'll see a new bubble tag added for your filter in the panel above.
- You can then apply other filters.
To remove a filter: click on the filter's bubble tag.
To remove an entire filter category: click on the filter category's bubble tag.
To remove all filters instantaneously: click the "CLEAR" button at the bottom of the panel.
Active Filter: If you have applied a filter, the Advanced Filters button will be highlighted in blue, even if you click the button again to close the panel.
Layers. This panel is used to customize your view based on the available layers of the map. Layers are visual elements that are applied on top of the Google Maps to show additional developer or community information. By default 'Community Locations', 'Community Markers', and 'Phase Maps' are enabled. Depending on your zoom level, one or more of these layers may be displayed. Click this button to open the Layers panel; un-check a layer to turn it off.
Legend. This button toggles on or off the current map legend. By default, the Sale Status legend is displayed when the map first loads. The legend corresponds to the current map "visualization", or the colours that are applied to the lots. Other map layers, if available, may be selected using the dropdown menu on the Legend panel. For example, you might select "Builder" to view lots colour-coded by who owns them.
Data Summary. This button is in the bottom right corner of the map, and is used primarily for viewing a summary of your current lot view. When the Data Summary panel is closed, you will still see an active lot count (floating over the Data Summary box). All information displayed in the Data Summary takes into account any active filters you have applied.
You can also download your current view into a spreadsheet here. This is great for lot lists and price lists. At least one filter is required, and can be as simple as selecting a Community (Pin button).
Info Window. Clicking on any lot will open the Lot Detail window with highlighted information, image, and available lot actions.