Mississauga Maps Help and Terms & Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions of Use for the City of Mississauga’s eMaps Site

2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

3. Help


Terms and Conditions of Use for the City of Mississauga’s eMaps Site

In addition to the Terms of Use of the City of Mississauga’s portal (http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/helpfeedback/privacy) users must be aware of the following:

1.       The City of Mississauga provides this service for information purposes only. The City of Mississauga seeks to meet the highest standard of quality information and every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information. However, the City of Mississauga cannot be held responsible for the misuse or misinterpretation of any information and offers no representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness. The City of Mississauga accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on this information. The user of these applications should not rely on the data provided herein for any reason. The online mapping data provided on eMaps is not a plan of survey, sketch, or reference plan. Consult your local Ontario Land Surveyor if you require a legal or accurate boundary determination. Visit the Peel Land Registry Office should you wish to determine whether a registered reference plan exists for the property in question.

2.       The eMaps site contains links to other web sites. The City of Mississauga is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, or copyright issues of other sites. When you select one of those links, you will be leaving the City's web site and will be subject to the privacy policy of that web site.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of the eMaps Site?

eMaps provides Mississauga's residents, businesses, and visitors 24/7 online access to maintained, accurate and integrated mapping data through a user friendly browser based interface.

What are the minimum software/hardware requirements for using the eMaps Site?

eMaps is designed with OpenLayers, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.  You will need a recent browser:

·         Chrome (28+)

·         Firefox (28+)

·         Opera (26+)

·         Edge

·         Safari (6+)

·         Internet Explorer (10+)

The map will work on PC, Mac and tablet.  The map will scale for a phone size screen however the experience is not optimal.

Do I need to install anything?

No, the map does not need a client and works within the browser natively.

I'm having problems viewing the eMaps page

If you can only see the header and the footer without a map in between, either your browser:

1.       Is too old.  You will need to upgrade your browser or switch to a different browser, or

2.       Internet Explorer has Compatibility settings turned on for the site.  Under Tools > Compatibility View settings, make sure that www6.mississauga.ca or mississauga.ca is not listed in the website list.

I cannot see any of the layers from the layer picker, including the aerial photography

Are you accessing the Map Viewer page from school or work? Schools and workplaces often use proxy servers and firewalls as security protection. Both proxy servers and firewalls can block access to the page. The map passes information through specific port numbers, in addition to the standard port 80 used for regular web pages.

Ensure that ports 80, 8080 and 8081 are opened to display all of the mapping layers.

Who do I contact in case I have problems with the eMaps Site?

Send an email to maps.feedback@mississauga.ca if you have any issues with the eMaps site.  There is a link in the right corner of the map footer.

Help

eMaps Controls

1.      Map Page Header

Top section of the page with the search control and social media links.  The eMaps log can be clicked on to reset the map back to the original zoom.

2.      Map Viewer Window

The Map Viewer window is dedicated for viewing and interacting with mapping data.

3.      Map Page Footer

Bottom section of the page that holds links to help, terms and conditions, accessibility and feedback.

4.      Search

The Search menu is used to locate Street addresses, Intersections and City Points of Interest.  See below for more details.

5.      Show my location

Select the check box to quickly show you current location on the map.

6.      Measuring Tool

Select the check box to measure approximate length or area.  See below for more details.

7.      Zoom In and Out Buttons

Can be clicked on to zoom the map for more or less detail; the closer you zoom in, you will see more detail and a smaller area.

8.      Zoom Level Control

The Zoom Level Control displays your current zoom level and it can be clicked on for quick changes to the zoom.  See below for more details.

9.      Scale Bar

The Scale Bar displays the relationship of distances on the Map with those on the ground.  The Scale Bar changes each time you zoom IN, zoom OUT, or resize the Map Viewer window’s zoom scale.

10. Rotation Arrow

Click on this to rotate the map to point true north.  The Mississauga map has been rotated by 52 degrees to show Lake Ontario as South.  You can manually rotate the map by holding the Alt and Shift keys and moving the mouse.  On a touch enabled device, the map can be rotated using 2 fingers.

11. Map Layer Picker

Click on the blue stacked diamond to show the Layer Picker which displays what additional details can be shown on the map.  The levels displayed are dynamically shown based on the zoom.   See below for more details.

12. Feedback Link

Click here to submit any feedback, including data and functionality issues, thank you.

Searching

You can find places in Mississauga by street address, street intersection, or point of interest (landmark).  Click on the search for title in the map header and select the search category

Searching for an Address

Click on the Search for title and select Address:

1)      Enter the first few characters of the intended Street Name into the Street input box. As characters are entered, the closest matching street name will be made available for selection. Click on or hit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted item. Valid addresses for the street will be populated in the Address input box.

2)      Enter the number of the Address into the Address input box. As numbers are entered, the closest matching address for that Street are made available for selection. The Address pick list can also be opened to display a valid list of addresses for the selected street. Click on or hit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted item.   When selected, the map will zoom to the address, and highlight the property boundary.

Searching for a Street Intersection

Click on the Search for title and select Intersection:

1)      Enter the first few characters of the primary Street Name into the Street#1 input box. As characters are entered, the closest matching street names are made available for selection. The Street#1 Name pick list can also be opened to select a street name. Click on or Hit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted item. Valid crossing street names will be populated into the Street #2 input box.

2)      Enter the first few characters of intersecting Street into the Street#2 input box. As characters are entered, the closest matching intersection street name is made available for selection. The Street#2 pick list can also be opened to select a Street that intersects the Street#1 selection. Click on or Hit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted item.   When selected, the map will zoom to the address, and indicate the intersection

Searching for a Point of Interest

Click on the Search for title and select Point of Interest.  Points of Interest can be, but are not limited to government, City recreation and educational locations.

1)      Enter the first few characters of the intended 'Landmark' type into the Landmark Type input box, or select a type from the pulldown list. Click on o rhit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted category. The Point of Interest Name list is then populated with a list of locations.

2)      Enter the first few characters of the desired Landmark into the Landmarks Names input box. As characters are entered, the closest matching Landmark name is made available for selection. The Landmark Name may also be selected from the pulldown pick list. Click on or hit the “enter” or “return” key on your keyboard to select the highlighted item. When selected, the map will zoom to the address, and indicate the location.

How to display to where you are

Just click on the Show my location checkbox in the upper left and the map will move the where you are and zoom in and display your location.

I’ve found the general area I was looking for, how do I move around?

Just click and drag on the map if you are using a mouse, press and drag with your finger if using a touch enabled device.

How can I zoom in or zoom out of the map?

There are several tools available to increase or decrease the magnification of the mapping displayed within the Map Viewer Window.

To zoom in click the ‘Zoom In’ button   located in the upper left.

To zoom in click the ‘Zoom Out’ icon    located in the upper left.

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can update the zoom level simply by moving the wheel back and forth.  If you have a touch enabled device you can pinch to zoom in and the reverse to zoom out.

Map Layer Picker

 

Click on the blue stacked diamond to show the Layer Picker which displays what additional details can be shown on the map.  The levels displayed are dynamically shown based on the zoom.

 

Map layers are organized into categories that share a common theme.

To turn map layers on, click the checkbox that appears next to the layer name. To turn map layers off, uncheck the checkbox next to the map layer name.  Map layers also have associated zoom ranges. Zoom ranges control the scale at which map layers are displayed. In general, as you zoom into an area, more information is displayed. As you zoom out, the finer details are automatically turned off.  Map Layers that are not displayable at the current scale of the Map Viewer window are removed from the list and will only appear when the map is zoomed to the correct scale range. Map Layer’s comprised of Aerial Photography can only be displayed singularly.

Click the link to view information about the Maps Layers.

Measuring Tool

Select the Measuring Tool check box to measure approximate length or area.

 

1.       Click on the map to start measuring.  Continue to click in new locations to place the line or trace the area you want to measure.

2.       Click a second time on the final point to display your measured area or length.  It can be cleared at any time by clicking the clear button.

Send Map Links

The URL for the map contains the state information for the map, it can simply be copied and emailed to send what you are looking at to another person.

Screen shot of the Map

The map no longer contains a built in screen capture tool.  Use your preferred, or default screen capture tool for your OS.