Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to Navigating Web Maps

Try out the different navigation functions referencing the map to the left.


Move your cursor onto the map and click onto any part of it. While holding onto the map (keeping the mouse button down), move the hand right/left and up/down.


On the left side of the map, a control bar with increments indicates how zoomed in the map is. More negative, the more zoomed out. More positive, the more zoomed in.

Switch the map to satellite imagery and hybrid and explore the map.

TASK: Navigation Quiz

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2019