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Map Application Tip Sheets

We have developed a number of tip sheets to help users leverage the capabailities of the Map Milwaukee applications.  The tip sheets target one topic or task, and can be used to walk you through something for the first time, or as a quick reference when remembering how something works.  We have categorized the tip sheets into three skill levels.  All tip sheets are in PDF format.




The Basics

  • Map navigation.
  • Base maps and map themes.
  • Map pop-up information - feature details.
  • Hints for going further.
  • Updated: November, 2018

How to Add Map Services as a Layer

  • Are you looking for a map that is not included in the Map Milwaukee application you are using?  Follow these instructions on how to add other maps from the City of Milwaukee.
  • Updated: November, 2018

How to Select and Export Data as table or GIS format

  • How to add (or remove) features from you selection list by clicking on individual map features.
  • Select data, using multiple methods, then exporting the data as various data types.
  • Updated: November, 2018

The Map Layers Panel (and Legend)

  • How to find the map layers panel (a/k/a layer list).
  • Control map layer visibility and transparency.
  • Base maps, map themes, and operational layers.
  • View the map legend.
  • Updated: November, 2018

How to Find a Property

  • Query and select parcels based on address, intersection, taxkey.
  • Updated: November, 2018

How to Generate a Mailing Report

  • Select a group of parcels and create a PDF of mailing addresses.
  • Update: November, 2018

Add Map Services as Layers

  • Find other city data and map layers not originally on the map application.
  • Updated: November, 2018
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Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Data Documentation

PDF documents with detailed data definitions, descriptions, and guidance.