The Identify button allows you to obtain additional information about any feature within the map display area.

  1. To utilize this button you must first make active the layer that contains the feature you want to identify. This can be accomplished by clicking on the legend/layer list button until the layer list is displayed. (For example, if you want to identify a street segment, you need to make the Mesquite Streets layer active).
  2. Next, click on the Identify button, and then within the map display area click on the active feature.
  3. After you have executed the command a table will appear located near the bottom of the web page called the text display area with information about that particular feature. At this time you may select a specific record by moving the mouse cursor over the number which is located under the field/column called Rec. You know you are in the correct location because you will see the mouse cursor turn into a pointing hand. When the record(s) is/are selected the web page will zoom in and highlight the corresponding feature in red. The text display area also shows related database information.
  4. You can drag and drop the results of the query into any text processing application, such as Microsoft Word or Excel. With the left mouse button depressed, drag the cursor across the columns to highlight the column titles as well as the records. When the records you want are selected, simultaneously press <Ctrl + C> to copy, then open Microsoft Word or Excel and then simultaneously press <Ctrl + V> to paste. The result will be a text or table you may edit and sort.