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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. All tip sheets are in PDF format.

The Basics

  • Map navigation, legend, and pop-ups.
  • Exporting data.
  • Searching different features.
  • Adding and removing layers from current view.
  • Updated: September 2020


The Map Layers Panel and Legend

  • How to find the map layers panel.
  • Control map layer visibility and transparency.
  • Base maps, map themes, and operational layers.
  • View the map legend.
  • Updated: September 2020


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: September 2020


How to Find a Property

  • Query and select parcels based on address, intersection, taxkey.
  • Updated: September 2020


How to Select and Export Data as table or GIS format

  • How to add features to selection list
  • Select data, using multiple methods, then exporting the data as various data types.
  • Updated: September 2020

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Geographic Information Systems


  Email GIS

 809 N Broadway Room 400 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Data Documentation

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

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