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For most commen searches, yoou can click on the the button on the toolbar. This will bring up a dialog box. Choose the option that you want to search:
|Search Option||Target Layer||Explanation|
|Search for Parcel by Owner's Name||Parcels||You enter all or part of the name in the text boxes. In our database there is only one field with the name of the owner of the parcel. So both textboxes use a "CONTAINS" search constraint. If you are searching for "Smith" last name and "John" first name, then the query gets a subset of all the records that contain "SMITH" and then from that subset searches records that contain the name "JOHN". By this logic you would get all the "John Smith"'s, but you may also get "Johnson Smith" or "Johnny Smithwick". For more narrowing of the search contraints you should use the query builder tool.|
|Search for Parcel by Parcel Number||Parcels||This search is searching on the Parcel_ID field in the database. The format is 0300800000001A. As with owner name, you may enter a partial number and get a subset of records that contains the search string.|
|Search for Parcel by Deed Reference||Parcels||Choosing this option will allow you to search by a deed reference. This search expects you to know th exact deed reference or at least the exact book. The numbers are four characters. If you leave off the leading zero, the application will add the zero for you.|
|Search for Parcel by Pin Id||Parcels||Choosing this option will allow you to search by the PIN ID of the parcel. You may enter all or part of the ID. The format is 4 dash 2 dash 2 dash 4 (for example 6801-04-54-6234). You need to enter the dashes.|
|Search for Parcel Address||Parcels||Choosing this option allows you to search by property address. We have individual fields set up for all the parts of a street address in the database. You will need to enter in the search strings in the correct boxes for best results. Fo instance, if you want all the houses on "Hodges Rd", enter "Hodges" in the street name textbox and select "Rd" in the Street Type dropdown list. If you want a specific address number on the street, then enter in the house number.|
|Search for Street Address||Address Location||Choosing this option will allow you to enter and address or an intersection and the map will zoom you to the best location it can find for your search. For a single address, use the top textbox and enter in as complete an address as possible. The more of the address that you know the better it is for our database to find it. For looking up intersections, enter only the street names in textboxes.|
|List Townships||No Information||selecting this option, presents you with a list of townships in Davidson County. Click on the desired township and the map will zoom to the location. No information is presented to the user.|
More advanced searches (Query Builder Tool)
For more advanced searches, you can use the query builder tool by clicking on the button on the toolbar. Use the dialog on the right panel to create your own query. Depending on the how our data is structured you may get some different dialogs for how to search. If we have contraints on the values in the database that a field can be then you may get a drop down box of all the available values. For instance, if we had a color field that could only be either "RED", "GREEN" or "BLUE" then you would get a drop down list of only those values. Otherwise you can do a search on all the contents of the field. For string data, you can choose to do an "exact" search which will look for records that match the search string entirely, or a "starts with" search which looks for records that starts with the search string or a "contains" (like) search which searches for all records that have the search string anywhere in the field.
Example: Searching for a park with golf facilities:
Example: This field in our database has a constraint on the values that can be in the field. Therefore the tool displays a list of possible values.
To start a measurement click the Start button and then click on the map. Double click on the map when you want to finish.
Below the results, the tool display the length in feet of all the arcs in the measurement.
1. Choose you input type, either Decimal degrees, Degrees Minutes and Seconds or North Carolina State Plane.
2. Enter in the North and Easting coordinates in the format that you selected above.
3. hit enter and the map will zoom to the location.
If you don't enter the format correctly, the application will reject your coordinates. If it doesn't reject it, you may get zoomed to the location that is not in the same coordinates space as Davidson County. You can click the "Zoom Previous" button in the toolbar to get back to your last coordinate location.
|1:2400||1 inch on map is 200 feet on the map|
|1:1200||1 inch on map is 100 feet on the map|
|1:600||1 inch on map is 50 feet on the map|
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