Flexmls Help

Flexmls Maps

Click Flexmls Maps under Daily Functions to view information about a property on an interactive map. For information about using the Map tab of the search results page, see Map Tab (Search Results).

To find an address, click the pushpin icon in the lower right corner of the map. Enter address information in the pop-up window. If the address is found, the point will appear as a pushpin on the map. If there are multiple possible matches, a list of matching locations is displayed. If no locations match the address information you entered, edit the information or manually place the pushpin on the map. Click Use this location to open a listing bubble with the address and options to see a satellite view or street view of the property.

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The lower left corner of the map displays the scale in kilometers and miles. As you zoom in, the scale will adjust to display in meters and feet when applicable.

If you add a location to your search, the map view and zoom level automatically adjust to show the area where the search results are located. To move the map, use the following tools:

  • Pan – The Pan Tool is the default tool selection when you enter Flexmls Mapping. Using the Pan Tool, you can move the map in any direction. To use the Pan Tool, click and hold, and move the map. When you release the mouse button, the map will stop moving.

  • Navigation Arrows – By using the arrow buttons above the zoom bar, you can move the map in the direction indicated by the arrow.

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  • Keyboard Pan – Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to pan the map in small increments.

  • Using a Touch-Based Device – When using a touch-based device, like a tablet computer, you can double-tap to zoom and use gestures to pan and use the search tools.

If you add a location to your search, the map view and zoom level automatically adjust to show the area where the search results are located. To adjust the zoom level to display a larger or smaller area, you have the following options:

  • Scroll Wheel – If your mouse is equipped with a scroll wheel, scrolling will increase or decrease the zoom level, centering the map at the cursor point.

  • Double-Click – Double-click at a point on the map to zoom and center at that location.

  • Zoom Bar – To maintain the current map center but adjust the magnification, use the zoom bar in the upper left corner of the mapping page. Click the + or - buttons or use the slider to move the zoom level up or down.

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  • Zoom Tool – Click on the green plus sign SR_Zoom.png to select the Zoom Tool. While the Zoom Tool is selected, you can click once to re-center the map at the click location, or you can click, hold, and release to draw a zoom area.

  • Shift + Pan Tool – Hold the shift key while the pan tool is selected to draw a zoom area (just like the Zoom Tool).

Next to the Zoom Tool, the Nosy Neighbor tool SR_NosyNeighbor.png allows you to click a point on the map to view listing information. The parcel dimensions, where available, are displayed on the map, along with a listing bubble containing a mini-history of the listing. Click Select to add one of the historical listings to the list in the left panel. Click on an MLS number to view the selected listing report in a separate browser tab.

Use the Measure tool SR_MapMeasureTool.png to measure distances on the map. Select the tool, click once on the map to begin measuring, and move the mouse to the first point you would like to measure. You can continue measuring segments on the map by repeating the process. Double-click to clear the current measurements and begin again.

Back/Forward Buttons - Like your web browser, the Map tab includes back and forward buttons to move between views. To revert to the previous zoom level or focus, click the back button (left arrow). To return to the most recent zoom level or focus, click the forward button (right arrow).

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See All Points on the Map - Click the button between the Back and Forward buttons to return to the initial map view where all plotted points are visible. This tool is helpful if you have moved the map to a point where you have lost perspective.

Click the drop-down list in the upper right corner of the map tab to view available dynamic overlays, overlays supplied by your MLS, and overlays that you have created. Click an overlay name to add it to the map. A check mark indicates that the overlay is currently being displayed. Click the name again to hide the overlay. Hiding an overlay does not remove associated search criteria.

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Create your own map overlays to outline neighborhoods, school districts, or any area you want to define. For more information about creating custom map overlays, see My Map Overlays.