how to use the interactive map search
|Using the Map||Interactive Map Views||Viewing the search results|
• Navigating within the map
• Mouse controls
• Keyboard controls
• Map views summary
• Bird's eye view
• Navigating within bird's eye view
• Modifying your search criteria
• Map legend
• Viewing property details on the map
• Search Results
using the map
Navigating within the map
You can move around the interactive map search map many different ways. When you move the map, or zoom in or out, your search results will be automatically updated, however if too many properties are available on the map you may have to narrow your search by zooming in or by modifying your search criteria.
You can use your mouse to navigate the interactive map:
|Left-click and drag||Moves the map in the direction you drag the mouse|
|Center-click and drag or left-click and drag while holding the ALT key on the keyboard||Draws a box on the map. When you release the mouse,
the map zooms in to the rectangle you drew
|Double-click while holding the ALT key on the keyboard||Zooms out|
|Scroll wheel||Scrolling the mouse wheel down zooms out.
Scrolling up zooms in.
|Hover over a house icon on the map||Displays the property detail bubble|
The interactive map supports the keyboard shortcuts described in the following table:
|+ or = (Plus Sign or Equals Sign)||Zooms in|
|- or _ (Hyphen or Underscore)||Zooms out|
|Arrow keys||Moves the map in the direction of the arrow|
|r, a, h, and b||The letters r, a, h, and b switch the map view to road, aerial, hybrid and bird's eye view respectively|
interactive map views
Map views summary
|Road - A street map that shows streets, highways, public transportation stops, city names and landmarks.|
|Aerial - Shows aerial images of the map area.|
|Hybrid - Combines both the aerial map and street information from the road map.|
|Bird's Eye View - A low-angle, high resolution view of an area from up to four different directions.|
Bird's eye view
Bird's eye view images provide a high-resolution, low-angle aerial view of an area. Each image covers a specific area and has two zoom levels. Unlike the aerial and road map styles, bird's eye view does not provide continuous coverage.
When the map is over an area that includes bird's eye images, the bird's eye notification displays, letting you know that the view is available. You can switch to bird's eye view by clicking on the bird's eye notification, clicking the bird's eye link, or by pressing b on your keyboard. The image switches to the bird's eye view closest to the center of the map.
Moving around the map in bird's eye view
You can view bird's eye images from more than just one direction by using the compass control.
As with the road and aerial map styles, you can use the standard mouse and keyboard navigation methods for moving around the bird's eye view map, however unlike the other map styles; you will reach the edge of a bird's eye view area when panning. When you reach the edge, you can select the next available photo by using the thumbnail grid.
In the thumbnail grid, the image you are currently viewing is in the middle square, and the thumbnails that surround the middle square show the images that are available nearby.
viewing the property search results
Modifying your search criteria
You can modify your search criteria at any time to limit the price ranges, bedrooms and baths or property types that appear on the map. Changes made to any search criteria automatically update your search results. To display or hide the search criteria box click on the "modify search criteria" or "hide search criteria" link.
|indicates a property|
|indicates a property with an open house|
Viewing property details on the map
When you mouse over a house icon, the property details bubble will display. From the bubble you can also click "next" to view more properties at that location, click "view details" to find more information about the property, or click "save" to save this property to your account.
Your search results also appear at the bottom of the page and you can switch between the detailed and condensed property views by clicking on the "switch to detailed property view" or "switch to condensed property view" links.