Tools and Functions

Identify features on the map

If you want to know about a feature on the NPL Superfund Footprint Mapper, you can get more information about it using the Identify tool Description: Identify tool.

To identify a feature

  1. In the Toolbar, click the Identify buttonDescription: Identify tool.
  2. Click on the feature you want to identify. An identify icon Description: Map icon for identify will be placed on the map at the location clicked. A callout label will also be placed near the location, with the name of the feature found, if any.

  3. Multiple features may be found at the location clicked. To see the other features, click either on the first feature found or the gray down-arrow at the right side of the callout label. The name will change to a drop-down list appearance:
    Click the feature of interest.

  4. To view details (attributes) for the feature, click the gray down-arrow (see step 3 image) at the far right side of the callout label. This expands the callout box to show the attributes of the feature, as well as the layer name, and an option to add to results (see below).

  5. If you want to keep this identify result for later use, click the drop-down button on the right side of the callout label, and choose Add to Results (see graphic above). After a few moments, an entry for the location should appear in the Results section of the Console. See Using Results for more on working with features in the Results window.
  6. To close the identify callout box that appears on the map, click the close button      on its upper right. The identify callout will also be dismissed when the map zooms or pans.