The Data tab is where you'll find the data layers available for viewing.

  1. Click on a Theme to show the Data Layers available for you to view
  2. Select one or more Data Layers to display it on the map
  3. Use the search box to find layer by name

Switching to the Active tab allows you to customize the data you selected from the Data tab.

From the Active tab you can adjust the ordering of the layers, change their transparency, and turn them on and off.

The TOOLS tab allows you to create custom reports regarding the status of different parts of the state.

By drawing a shape around your region of interest, you will be provided with detailed information about that area.

These details may be viewed either in the tool or exported as a printable report with a map!

Legend symbols are listed under the Legend tab.

Adjusting the layer ordering in the Active tab will cause a re-ordering in the Legend tab as well.

Use the + and - to zoom in and zoom out. Go ahead, Try it!

You can also zoom in to a particular area on the map:

  1. Hold down the shift key
  2. Then with the mouse button pressed, drag the mouse across the map (the zoom area will be shown on the map)
  3. Release the mouse button when the zoom area is complete

The map includes the following specialized features allowing you to:

  1. Change the underlying Basemap (e.g. satellite or road map)
  2. Use Bookmarks to create, store, or share your personalized map views with friends
  3. Export your personalized map view as a URL or an Embedded Map
  4. View the map in Full Screen (not applicable in some internet viewers)

You can search for a specific map location by typing it into this 'Search the Map' box.

A location can be any of the following:

  • The name of a town or landmark like 'Crater Lake'
  • An address such as '721 NW 9th ave, Portland, OR'
  • Geographic Coordinates like '44.660972, -120.273394'

The left panel can also be minimized to make more room for the map viewer.

The Data tab is where you'll find the data layers available for viewing.

  1. Click on a Theme to show the its Data Layers available for you to view
  2. Select one or more Data Layers to display it on the map

Clicking on the Themes will expand/contract the list of available Data Layers and/or Subthemes.

Clicking on the Layer names will display the data on the map.

Clicking on the info button will display the layer description in a separate pop up window.

This includes descriptive information, the source of the data, and links for download and further exploration.

Switching to the Active tab allows you to customize the data activated from the Data tab.

You can quickly turn layers on and off by clicking here.

Clicking on the transparency button gives you control over the layer's transparency on the map.

You can remove a layer from the Active tab by selecting the button (don't worry, you can activate it again under the Data tab).

The ordering of the layers on the map (which layers are "on top" of other layers) is the same as the ordering in the Active panel.

To change the order of the layers simply drag-and-drop the layer to the desired position in the list of layers.

Switching to the TOOLS tab allows you to generate reports about given areas.

This tool allows you to draw an arbitrary shape anywhere in Oregon and learn about the strategy species, habitats, and any Conservation Opportunity Areas that may be found there.

The GENERATE STRATEGY REPORT panel will show you all drawings that you have generated reports for.

The + NEW button creates a new report record for you to customize.

  1. Click on the map to begin drawing.
  2. Click again to drop a new point along your drawing's perimeter.
  3. Double-Click to drop your last point and stop drawing.
  4. Your drawing will be snapped to the outline of the planning units (hexagons) selected.

NOTE: You will be able to edit any mistakes later.

  1. If not perfectly happy with your drawing, click on the 'Edit Shape' button in the left panel to begin editing.
  2. Your original drawing will be shown with bright circles at your points and faded circles in the middle of each edge.
  3. Click and drag any faded circle to create a new point along the perimeter of your drawing.
  4. Click and drag any bright circles to move your existing points.
  5. When finished, click the 'Done Editing' button in the left panel, then click the 'Next >' button to continue.

NOTE: the 'Next >' button will be disabled while editing.

  1. After editing your drawing you will need to give it a name, and optionally a description.
  2. Be sure to make your entries meaningful as they will appear in any reports you export.
  3. Once you've clicked save, your drawing will appear in the TOOLS tab, from which you may:
    • Toggle the drawing visibility,
    • Make the map zoom to your drawing,
    • Permanently delete your drawing.

NOTE: Drawings are not permanently stored. If you refresh the page they will be lost.

  1. When you finish creating your drawing a report about the area with links to the Conservation Strategy will appear to the right covering:
    Total Area Ecoregions Conservation Opportunity Areas
    Strategy Habitats Documented Strategy Fish Observed Strategy Wildlife
    Modeled Strategy Wildlife Habitat
  2. Clicking 'Export' will give you the option of downloading the tabular data or viewing a printable version
  3. The print version contains its own map. Using your browser you can even print this to a .pdf file.