This week we looked at property appraisal website to locate data and information about a particular parcel. Then we addressed a client's requests to create a pdf map book. The target parcel was the client's parcel and the surrounding land use is of concern when determining the possible effects that a fly in community could have on the surrounding areas.To create the map I used the grid index tool to create a grid index on a series of pages in my map layout. Viewing the data this way can provide more detailed information about the parcel and surrounding areas. I also symbolized the various zoning codes in the surrounding areas. Then I added a locator in set map. I added the parcel layers and the index layer, copy and pasting the index layer, I set one to be the page reference. This can be done under layer properties, query definition tab when data driven pages are enabled. I edited the map layout and added essential map elements. Last, I exported the finished map as a PDF.
Next we created a Zoning report for the map. To do this, I opened the qtmi_parcels table options, then create report. From there I was able to choose which attributes to add to the report, select the format, and export the report to a pdf to be given to the client.
I learned a lot about tasks and methods utilized by local government. Thanks for reading and have a great week!