Search by Map Area

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In addition to basic searches, you can use the map pane to search inside or outside a geographical area. This can be particularly useful if you are working within a specific region, and wish to use visual landmarks or organisational boundaries to limit your search. It is also useful if you want to run a larger search but exclude a specific region – such as a previously discovered land site – from the results.

To add map criteria to a search:

  1. Click the Add button to add an attribute to an existing search definition.
  2. From the attribute list, select Geospatial Information.
  3. Select Points or Poly Property <Item> from the drop-down.
  4. From the operator list, select:
    • Inside to search within a selected map area.
    • Outside to search outside a selected map area.
  5. Click the GeoSearch button.
  6. Navigate to the area on the map pane where you wish to search.
  7. Click the Lasso button.
  8. Drag the pointer around an area of the map.
  9. Wait until the green Lasso box is shown in the Map pane. Depending on size of search area it may take time before the green Lasso box is shown.
  10. Click the Save and Close Map button.
  11. Wait until the focus is back to the search window.
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    After a short period, the selected area's coordinates are displays in a selection box

  12. Click on the Run button.