an interactive map?
An interactive map responds to clicking and rolling your mouse
to show more information. Use check boxes to turn on details.
- Must have Flash player plug-in version 8 or higher
installed (Do I have it? What version do I have?)
- Pop-up blocker set to accept this URL
- Best operation with high-speed internet
- May not work as well with Safari browser
Index to all map help topics:
Navigation and links at top, some hints:
LOCATE BOX: type any letter or text then CLICK the name to zoom in. Type the letter "A" and scroll to see the complete place list. Please remember that this Locate box only searches for place names that appear on the map; to search the rest of the website, you must use the Search box on the website.
PRINT BUTTON: Prints what you see on the screen, and strips out the menu bar, info window, and navigation window to produce a cleaner printed map. Users wishing to produce a digital copy of a map view can create a PDF if they have appropriate software installed. For instance, if you own Adobe Acrobat, you can choose Acrobat Distiller or Adobe PDF as your printer to create a PDF map.
OPTIONS BUTTON: Some of the most important and useful functions of the interactive map are under the Options button, so it is well worth the time to get to know them. All are ON by default, so you turn off these functions by unchecking the adjacent box.
- Automatically zoom to selected feature: Sometimes it's easier to study various features of the map by forcing it to show the same view as you move from place to place. To prevent the map from zooming and panning as you move from place to place, uncheck this box.
- Automatically open info window: Sometimes when you're studying different layers of the map and don't need the texts or photos in the info window, it's more convenient to prevent the info window from opening and blocking your view of the right side of the map. Uncheck this box to prevent the info window from appearing.
- Show map labels: Especially when you're studying analytical layers like soils or vegetation, you prefer to have your view obscured by the various labels that are ordinarily always turned on. To remove all these labels, uncheck this box.
- Show tool tips: Ordinarily, the map produces tool tips when you hover over one of its navigation tools. If for some reason you don't want these tips to appear, uncheck this box.
- Remember that the easiest way to return these options to their default settings is just to click the Reset Layers button in the upper right-hand corner of the map.
MAIN WEBSITE LINKS: if you click and nothing happens, then your pop-up blocker may be activated. Do CTRL+CLICK to open the Preserve or Friends websites.
RESET LAYERS: Removes the map layers you've most recently chosen and returns to the default layers, but KEEPS your same zoom.
RESET EXTENT: Goes to full-screen zoom but KEEPS your most recently selected map layers.
- By clicking the up and down arrows to the right of the thumbnail photo, you can view all photos associated with this place.
- Click thumbnail photos to see an enlarged version (opens in new browser window)
- Click MORE INFO to see a page on the main website with additional information about this place
- You can hide the text or hide the entire window by clicking the ARROWS.
- UW buildings
- Visitor amenities
- 360-degree image panoramas (see all here)
- Have you seen these? points of interest
- NATURAL FEATURES
- Topography (height and steepness of land)
- Hydrology (water features)
- 1834 Witness trees (from original
- 1939 vegetation
- Pesent vegetation
- Future vegetation (restoration activity)
- HUMAN LANDSCAPES
- Indian habitation sites (see
- Indian mounds
- Vanished historic features
- Surviving historic features
- Madison Park and Pleasure Drive Association
- AIR PHOTO
(see more help and cool features )
- 2004 Image (use the SLIDER to fade the aerial photo over the map)
- Historic animation tool (click PLAY to see land changes from 1927-1999)
- Analytical comparison tool (compares any of 14 layers of aerial
photos, vegetation, or soil images, use the SLIDER to fade between