Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
If you are unfamiliar with Geographic Information Systems or have never used an interactive map before, it may appear daunting at first, but you will be finding your way around in no time. If you are already familiar with the basics, you may want to skip down a few pages to read up on how to query and buffer with the map. This map product works best with Internet Explorer. To log into the Ash Tree Status public site, click on the link above and the site will open in a new window for you.
Page Layout: When you first log in to the interactive map, you will see many different objects on the screen. There is the map space, a column of tools on the left side of the screen, boxes labeled “Layers” and “Properties” and a row of buttons just above the map space. All of these aspects play different roles in showing you the information you want to know.
Queries: On the ash tree interactive map, the parcel layer is linked to an external database, and the Parcel Query is a way of gathering data from that database. The Parcel Query has been built so you can search for information without zooming to its spatial location by hand. To use the Parcel Query, click on it in the Query Portal, and then enter your known information. You can enter your parcel identification number or street number and address, but you do not need to enter both. Click “Search and Report” and the parcel locations appear as a report at the top of the map space. The report has blue zoom buttons on the far left column of the results. Clicking one of these buttons will take you to that entry in the map.
Manual Layer Reporting: You can use Manual Layer Reporting to view the reason your ash tree will not be treated. Whereas queries search for information in external databases, Manual Layer Reporting gives you the information stored within the geospatial layer. To access Manual Layer Reporting, click on the Auto-Reporting tool. Choose Manual Layer Reporting from the Reporting Mode drop-down menu. The Selection Sets box lists all the layers you can select in the map. Choose “UntreatedTrees” and then select the purple star of interest in the map. The information appears in the Properties box, located below the layer box. It is defaulted that all the layers are pre-selected, so if you want to select an object that overlaps another layer, you must first choose the layer in Manual Layer Reporting.
- Select manual reporting
- Choose a layer
- Select an object from that layer in the map. Attribute information appears in the Properties box.
For more information please download and print the Ash Tree Map User Guide.