How does the interactive map work?

Map Type: This website is based on open source software (Drupal content management tools) and the familiar, easy-to-use Google Map. Click the map's upper right buttons to change viewing modes: Map (Street map views), Satellite (satellite and aerial photographs), Hybrid (Street maps overlaid on satellite photographs) and Terrain (street and topographical map).

Navigating: OGM can be navigated by dragging the mouse, or scrolling to zoom in (scroll up) or out (scroll down) to show detailed street information. Double click to zoom in and by holding the Control key and clicking you can zoom out. Or, use Google's control panel in the left hand corner of each map. Use the arrows to navigate east, west, north, or south. You can zoom in and out by clicking "+" or "-". To return to the original view, click the center icon to refresh the map. More details are on Google's site, here.

Green Site: Explore the green sites by clicking any Green Map Icon on the map. Each can display several icons symbolizing its green features, the name of the site, the address, a photo or video, the name of the submitter, and rating stars. Click the site name or the "+" in the right corner to expand for more details (or click "x" in the corner to close the window and continue exploring).

Once you have expanded the info window, read the Mapmaker's Overview. You'll also see small icons that indicate whether the site is wheelchair accessible, child friendly, free, near public transport, if you need to make an appointment to visit, or if someone associated with the site has written the Overview.

More about the info window and its public input features is in this FAQ under How can I add to the Open Green Map?.

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