Hazards and Disaster Research Centers - Web Map Guidance
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Goes to the original map extent
Moves to your current location
The about button reveals the panel that contains information regarding the goals and objectives of the map.
The legend lists the data layers currently included in the map. To add or remove data layers, visit the layer list. The about button reveals the panel that contains information regarding the goals and objectives of the map.
The layer list contains the various layers of data that you may add to the map. The default layers are the Hazards and Disaster Research Centers and the UN Global Regions. Check and uncheck the boxes next to the layers to select and unselect the ones you want. If you click the ellipses next to the data layer, you can adjust the transparency of the layer, zoom to the layer’s extent, and move the layer up or down in the list of layers.
Search for Research Centers
Use this tool in order to search for research centers based on certain criteria. Under the “Tasks” tab, you may search by center name, institutional affiliation, city, state, country, UN subregion, and UN primary region. The search results will appear under the “Results” tab and the research centers will be highlighted on the map.
To search for centers using the “center name” or “institutional affiliation” fields you can search from the drop-down menus for a specific center or institution.
Once you have a list of centers in the “Results” tab, you can click on the name of a particular center and you will zoom to that center’s location on the map. A pop-up will appear with basic information regarding the center. If you click on the center’s website link or logo in the pop-up, you will open a browser window to the center’s website. The ellipses next to the selection in the “Results” tab provide you with the option to clear your selection, zoom to the selection, or flash the selected features on the map.
The basemap gallery allows you to pick a different basemap in order to change the aesthetics and features of the map, as well as the level of detail included. The default basemap is topographic, but you have the option to select from twelve different basemap options.
Accessing the Research Centers Map from Mobile Devices
To access the Research Centers map from smaller mobile devices, you may need to minimize the legend on the left-hand side of the map. This can be done by pressing the double arrow located on the bottom right corner of the legend. This will minimize the legend and expand the map for better viewing.