Web Map basics

The Wiz Map module provides institutions with a web-based map utility that allows users to view key performance context indicators and demographic information for desired geographies. The Web Map has been updated recently, so if you are a new Web Map user or need a refresher, use the following information to start using Web Map’s many powerful features:

  • Zooming In and Out
    • Panning
    • Click to Identify
    • Adding Geographic Boundaries
    • Right Corner Tools
    • Printing Map
    • Saving Map
    • Adding Data to Map
  • Using Map Legend
    • Hide and Display Legend
    • Changing Colors and Ranges
    • Shaded by

For more information, click this link for the CRA Wiz and Fair Lending Wiz Web Map Tutorialhttps://www.policymap.com/crawiz-tutorial/

Zooming In and Out

Use the track wheel on your mouse to zoom into the map to see neighborhood level data, and zoom out to see regional or national views. Additionally, you can manipulate the zoom level by changing the setting on the zoom tool available in the upper left-hand corner of the map view.

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Panning

To pan around the map, hold down your left mouse button, drag the map to your desired location, and release the mouse button. Repeat as necessary.

Click to Identify

Click on any shaded area of the map to find the exact value for that location. This function is called the "Click to Identify" bubble. The bubble will also show you the values for the larger geographies in which the shaded area sits:

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Adding Geographic Boundaries

Geographic boundaries including Zip Codes, Counties, MD/MSA, Indian Areas, and Census Tracts are optional map layers that can be added to a map. These boundaries are located in the upper left-hand corner of the map.

  • To add a boundary layer to your map, click the box beside the desired boundary layer.
  • To remove a boundary layer, click the box beside the desired boundary layer to remove the check mark.

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Right Corner Tools

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There are a number of tools in the right corner of the map, here are their functions:

Get the most out of Wiz Turn on/off hover.

Get the most out of Wiz Clip Boundary – If there is no data layer on the map, it will remove a boundary.  If you click it again, it will bring the boundary back.    If there is a data layer on the map, it will only show the census tracts that are within the boundary on the map. 

Get the most out of Wiz Rotate the view of the map.   Map will point North as a default, but can be rotated.

Get the most out of Wiz Reset Map – removes everything on the map and creates a brand new map.

Get the most out of Wiz Base Map Settings – Here you can set the map to Standard, Light, Terrain and Satellite.   You can also turn on features and labels like roads, water, airports, etc.

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Printing Map

To print the map, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Print button Get the most out of Wiz located in the lower right-hand corner of the map. The system displays the Export your work as an image message window:
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  2. Enter a file name
  3. Set all the options you want for the map
  4. Click on the Export button Get the most out of Wiz

Saving Map

To save a copy of the map in JPEG format, following these steps:

To print the map, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Print button Get the most out of Wiz located in the lower right-hand corner of the map. The system displays the Export your work as an image message window:

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  1. Enter a file name
  2. Set all the options you want for the map
  3. Click on the Export button Get the most out of Wiz

Adding Data to Map

Various performance context and demographic indicators are available to add to your map on the top bar of the map.

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To add data to your map, move your mouse cursor over the desired category and select a specific indicator:

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Note: Unless you are using 3-Layer Maps, only one indicator can be applied to a map at a time. Each subsequent indicator selected will replace the one previously selected.

Using Map Legend

When you create a map with performance context and demographic indicators, the system displays a legend in the upper left hand corner of the map:

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Hide and Display Legend

To hide the legend from displaying on the map, select the (-) minus in the upper right hand corner of the legend:

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If the legend has been hidden, select the (+) plus to display the legend:

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Changing Colors and Ranges

Use the Colors and Ranges drop down menus to change how data is displayed:

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Options include: 

  • 8 different color ranges
  • 2-8 Ranges

Shaded By

You use the Shaded by drop-down menu to change the data distribution on the map. Available options in this menu will depend on the variable selected as well as the zoom level on the map.

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Possible options include:

  • Block Group
  • Census Tract
  • Zip Code
  • County Subdivision
  • City
  • County
  • Metro Area
  • Metro Division
  • Congressional District
  • State

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