Mohawk River Watershed Web Map Help:

This help page provides information about using the Mohawk River Watershed Web Map.

The Mohawk River Watershed Web Map was developed to serve as a tool for watershed planning. The web map was developed by Stone Environmental, Inc. for the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.


Explore the map


How to use the tools

Tools allow the user to interact with the map.

Information about a Tool can be viewed when hovering the mouse over the tool icon. Tools are opened when you click your mouse on a menu icon.

Bookmarks Tool

The Bookmarks Tool allows you to interact with the map by clicking on a predefined spatial bookmark that will zoom the mark to that bookmarks stored spatial extent.

You can also delete existing bookmarks by clicking the delete button on that bookmark.

Adding a bookmark is a simple process. Just follow these steps:

  1. Zoom the map to the exact area and extent that you want to bookmark.
  2. Click the add book mark button on the control bar as indicated below.

  3. Name the bookmark something that is meaningful.

  4. Click the 'Add Bookmark' button.

Find an Address Tool

The Find Address Tool allows the user to search and zoom to an address location or a set of latitude and longitude coordinates. To find an address, click on the Find Address Tool, and type in an address of interest.

Click the 'Locate' button. The map will zoom to the result with the highest match score and will display a pop-up window with address information. There may be multiple results in the 'Results' tab of the Find an Address Tool. The score indicates how well the address matched the Address Database used for the tool.

The Find and Address Tool can also be used to navigate to a specific location, based on latitude and longitude coordinates. In the Find an Address Tool, select the 'Coordinates' tab. Enter a latitude and longitude in decimal degrees. Click on the 'Locate' button to zoom to the location.

Draw and Measure Tool

This tool allows you to draw graphics on the map for markup or to get measurement information. You must choose one of the following geometry types:

  1. Point
  2. Line
  3. Freehand Line
  4. Rectangle
  5. Circle
  6. Ellipse
  7. Draw Polygon
  8. Freehand Polygon
  9. Text

Draw usage:

  1. The Draw & Measure widget can be opened from the tools menu.
  2. Choose one of the geometry type outlined above.
  3. You can adjust the geometry settings including color and size. You can also type text.
  4. Click on the map to begin drawing after selecting a geometry type.
  5. If you have chosen point, then each click on the map places a point on the map.
  6. If you choose line, then each click on the map defines the beginning and end point of a segment of the line.
    You must double click to end the line. The size Width determines the width of the line.
  7. If you choose freehand line, then when you click and hold the left mouse button and move the mouse where you move the mouse the line will be drawn and when you release the left mouse button the line will be completed and drawn with the chosen color and width.
  8. If you choose polygon, then each time you click on the map a vertex will be added. Think of a polygon as a rubber band and each time you click on the map you are gluing the rubber band to that point on the map.
    When you are drawing a polygon is best to draw in a clockwise rotation.
  9. If you choose freehand polygon just like the freehand line, when you press the left mouse button down on the map and move the mouse the polygon is drawn following the mouse location until the left mouse button is released.
  10. If you choose text, then you first need to add the text you want to appear on the map to the text box in the widget and then click on the map to place the text. The size number determines the font size.
  11. The 'Clear drawings' text can be clicked to clear any drawings that you have made on the map.
  12. The measure portion of this tool is connected to the drawing that you do on the map
  13. To view a measurement on the map, select the Show Measurements box. You may also customize the units for distances and areas within the draw and measure menu.

  14. When you check the show measurement box and click on the map, the last geometry type you choose will be used and the measurement will be added as text along with the chosen geometry.

    • A point will put the X and Y of the point location in text above the point.
    • A line and freehand line will have the length of the line in the chosen distance units.
    • A polygon, freehand polygon, circle, and rectangle will have the area and perimeter of the geometry in the chosen distance units and area units.
    • Text has no measurement so is not applicable.

Print Tool

This application has very basic printing capabilities currently.

To print:

Legend Tool

The Legend Tool provides information on the data displayed in the map. As layers are turned on and off, using the Table of Contents Tool, the Legend will update to show what data layers are visible and which symbol(s) is/are used to represent the data.

Table of Contents Tool

The Table of Contents Tool allows the user to turn map data layers on and off. The tool is open upon opening the web map viewer, as a default, however can be closed and opened throughout the user session.

Residential Development by Time Tool

The Residential Development by Time Tool allows you to visualize residential development from 1945 to present by showing the additional development in 10 year increments.

  1. The first step is to turn on the Residential Development 'Parent Map Service' and the 1945-2011 Child layer by clicking the check box in the Table of Contents Tool with the mouse. See below for an example.

  2. Next, activate the Residential Development by Time Tool. The tool will display.
  3. To start visualizing residential development over time, click the play button on the left hand side of the tool or click the forward or backward buttons on the right hand side of the tool.