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Using the Map

Navigation

Go to a particular parcel or locale by zooming and panning as with Google Maps. On a desktop or laptop computer, place the curser where you want to go, wheel in, and that vicinity will remain in the view frame with the curser at its center. Alternately, using the Zoom to Region, or “drag-a-box” tool can be more efficient. On a touch-screen or mobile device, zoom and pan with fingers as with Google Maps.

Search

Begin entering a street address, owner name, or assessor parcel number in the search bar and a dropdown will appear with guesses as to the object of your search. Put just enough information in the bar for it to appear in the drop-down. When you see what you are looking for in the list, click on it and the map view will zoom to that parcel with it outlined in red. Data regarding the parcel will appear in a panel on the right. In general, a street number plus the first few letters of a street name are enough to narrow your results down to a single parcel record. NOTE: Although counter-intuitive, if you enter a full address in detail (street number + name + city + state + zip), there is a chance that the characters you entered will not quite match those associated with the parcel in the database, and you will not get any results. When that happens, try removing characters one at a time, from right to left, leaving a little time for PV to think.

Basemaps

Click the left Legend [   ] button, and the layers available in the map will display in the left side panel. Turn individual layers on or off by clicking the button or box next to each layer name. Only one of the radio button layers in a group may be on at one time. Parcel Viewer opens by default on a Google Maps Hybrid orthoimage base layer on which parcel lines and other data are displayed. This layer can be replaced with Open Street Maps or a Terrain layer, alternately, by clicking the radio buttons next to them.

Legend and Toggling Layers

Click the left Legend [   ] button, and the layers available in the map will display in the left side panel. Turn individual layers on or off by clicking the button or box next to each layer name. Only one of the radio button layers in a group may be on at one time. Parcel Viewer opens by default on a Google Maps Hybrid orthoimage base layer on which parcel lines and other data are displayed. This layer can be replaced with Open Street Maps or a Terrain layer, alternately, by clicking the radio buttons next to them.

Accessing Parcel Data

Click on a visible parcel at any time to select it and see information about that parcel. The parcel boundary line will turn red and a panel will appear on the right with related property information displayed.

Live Share

Click the Live Share button to make a live link to your view in PV Pro. Paste the URL into the body of an email, other messaging interface, a website, digital document, etc. In the view sent, selected parcels will be highlighted and related data will display in the right panel. The recipient will be able to operate in PV Pro just as you with the same functionalities active. If they are not Pro subscribers, they can remain active in PV Pro for up to two hours, courtesy of you. After that, access reverts to the PV Public version, with just very basic functionality. If they are PV Pro subscribers, there is no limit on the period of time they can view what is sent.

Google Street View

Google Street Views of parcels may be seen in two ways. First, in the navigation bar, click the Google “G” button then click any point on the map from which you want to see. Second, in the right parcel data panel, click the Google “G” button and Street View opens facing the parcel. Both open in a separate tab. Return to the map with the close button in the upper right or by pressing the escape key. Or, leave multiple Street View tabs open as needed.

Metrics

Click the ruler button and then Distance to measure horizontally in single or multiple segments. Click Area to measure any size or shape of polygon as defined by the user. Click once at vertices and double click at end point of measurement. Click Position and then the location in the map to determine its geospatial position in latitude and longitude coordinates.

Query

Identify parcels meeting criteria, single or multiple, that you define. In PV, parcels can have as many as 14 fields of data or attributes that describe the parcel and differentiate it from others. In a query, numeric values, identifying numbers, words, character or numeric strings contained in the attribute fields are used as limiting criteria. These criteria are applied singularly or successively and relationships specified, all by the user, to identify particular parcels that individually meet those criteria. Query can be used in many ways and allows highly unique results to be achieved.

Selecting Multiple Parcels

This feature is available with a subscription. Select the first parcel by clicking within its boundary. Hold the Ctrl key down (Command key on a Mac) and click the next parcel to have both parcels selected at one time.

Subscriptions and Accounts

How does a monthly subscription work?

Pro-level access is provided from the moment the first monthly fee is charged to your card. The charge recurs at the same time each month. If you add another county, it will be billed independently. You may cancel any subscription at any time. Pro-level access will continue for the duration which you have paid for.

How does a day pass subscription work?

Pro-level access is provided from the time the single day fee is charged to a subscriber’s credit card, and extends through to midnight the following day. No recurring charge is applied.

How do I add/ remove a collaborator seat?

  • Navigate to the My Account tab on the top of the PARCEL VIEWER home page.
  • Click the Up arrow next to the number of Collaborator Seats to increase the number of available seats; click the Down arrow to reduce the number of available seats.
  • Click update.

When does my billing cycle begin?

Billing cycles begin on the day the first monthly fee is charged to a subscriber’s credit card. The billing cycle remains intact as long as the subscription fee is paid.

How do I cancel a subscription?

  • Navigate to the My Account tab on the top of the PARCEL VIEWER home page.
  • Check the box next to the county you wish to remove.
  • Click Update.

You may also cancel by contacting an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at pvteam@enplan.com.

Can I delete my account?

Contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at pvteam@enplan.com to have your account permanently deleted.

Data

Where do you get parcel data?

Both property and parcel line base data are obtained directly from county agencies. Property data (owner of record, valuation, street address, etc) is compiled by the county assessor. Parcel line base data (geometry, boundaries) is compiled by either the assessor or another county department.

What are the definitions of the data fields?

See data field glossary, or hover the cursor over the field name in the right panel when a parcel is selected.

Will parcel data for other counties become available?

We are working to add all California counties to Parcel Viewer. If you are interested in a county that is not listed, please contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at pvteam@enplan.com

Will parcel data for other states become available?

Contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at pvteam@enplan.com if you are interested in a county in another state. We may be able to accommodate you.

Are other types of data available?

The MapPort platform can host all sorts of spatially related data in custom form. Contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at wmsgroup@enplan.com to discuss options.

Why is the owner of record out of date?

Property data displayed is obtained from the county assessor, and we publish it in PV as received. Owner information should be corrected with the next scheduled PV property data update.  Type (” i “) to open the information panel and see the date the property data was received and uploaded to PV.

When is the data going to be updated?

Property data is updated annually at a minimum when the assessor “turns the roll” January 1 of each year, and new values are posted. Some maps are updated as often a monthly or quarterly as data is available. Click (” i “) to open the information panel and see the date the property data was received and uploaded to PV.

Why is there no information for a certain field?

Property data displayed is obtained from the county assessor, and we publish it as is. To report missing property data, contact the assessor for the county.

Why is my parcel boundary line incorrect?

Parcel Viewer displays parcel line geometry data as compiled by the respective counties. To report incorrect parcel line geometry, contact the responsible county agency.

Extras

Data Accuracy Disclaimer

ENPLAN makes no assurance regarding the accuracy of map feature depictions, the data attached, or any other information that may be derived from Parcel Viewer. Parcel shape, boundary locations and size are approximate only and are displayed as obtained from the responsible public agency. Property data, such as owner name and mailing address, APN and so on is presented as obtained from the respective county assessor. ENPLAN makes every effort to ensure that the integrity of all data is maintained and that it is updated as often as it is refreshed by sources. For precise locations of property boundaries or fixed works, or determinations of elevations, the services of a qualified, licensed surveyor should be obtained.

What other public maps have been built on MapPort?

A variety of stock public and custom enterprise maps are hosted on MapPort. Wildfire Viewer is a public courtesy map built on MapPort that has received up to 25K visits per day during important fire events. It tracks all active wildfires in Western USA at wv.mapport.com.  Enterprises for which custom maps are hosted on MapPort range from urban improvement districts to specialty food growers.

How do I request data for other counties/ states?

Contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at pvteam@enplan.com if you are interested in a county in another state. We may be able to accommodate you.

Can I have a custom web map made?

Yes. Contact an ENPLAN representative at (530) 402-4783 or via email at wmsgroup@enplan.com to discuss your objectives and the options.

Contact

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • L – Layers/Legend panel
  • O – Zoombox
  • B – Back to previous map view
  • F – forward to previous map view
  • G – Google Street View
  • M – Metrics tools
  • Q – Query tool
  • A – Advanced Select tool
  • D – Map Download
  • P – Print
  • S – Live URL Share
  • R – Refresh map
  • I – Information panel
  • Ctrl + Click – Select multiple parcels (Windows)
  • ⌘ + Click – Select multiple parcels (Mac)

Glossary

MapPort Tools

The visual representation of a geographic dataset.

Enables a user to share their map view with another user via a link placing that recipient user into a MapPort map in the same dynamic view.

Enables a user to create a PDF or PNG of their current map view.

Enables a user to measure distance and area, and elevation.

Enables the user to title and print a PDF of their current map view.

Enables user to apply one or more parametric criteria to limit results.

Enables user to search for parcels to which a specific attribute in the associated dataset applies. Currently, APN, situs address, or owner name in Parcel Viewer Pro are searchable.

Location of MapPort tools above the map view window.

Short explanations of the functions of MapPort tools that pop-up when the user hovers the cursor over a tool.

Data Fields

Assessor Parcel Number – An identifying tag that is unique to each parcel in a county.

The estimated size of a land parcel by area.

The deed document ID for the parcel.

The date the deed document was last updated.

The date an owner mailing address associated with a parcel was last reported changed by the owner to the assessor.

The assessed value, for the purpose of taxation, of anything done to raw land with the intention of increasing its value.

The assessed value of a land parcel for the purpose of taxation.

Total assessed value of a land parcel plus improvements for the purpose of taxation.

Parcel is under contract with the local municipality pursuant to the Land Conservation Act property allowing tax assessments much lower than normal because they are based upon farming and open space uses as opposed to full market value.

The date the parcel was most recently sold.

Address of current legal owner of the parcel.

Name that appears in the assessor record as the legal owner.

The actual or assumed location of a property for purposes of taxation.

Codes specific to each county that define the current land use.

Description of the type of use being made of a land parcel.

Codes specific to each municipality that define the land use allowed by ordinance for a parcel.

General Terms

The measurement of distance north or south of the Equator at the earth’s surface.

The measurement of distance east or west of the Prime Meridian at the earth’s surface.

The collection of data layers and tools with which a user can interact.

The current representation of geographic data sets compiled by a user in the map interface.

A defined area of land owned by a legal entity.

Means by which a MapPort user creates map views or manipulates data.

Location of MapPort tools above the map view window.

Short explanations of the functions of MapPort tools that pop-up when the user hovers the cursor over a tool.