Finding a Location and Repositioning a Map

Search for a location on a map and re-center or highlight that location. Reference maps and thematic maps provide the ability to find and reposition the map to a location. For example, if you want to see the area surrounding Springfield, Ohio, you could use a Springfield address to reposition the map, search for Springfield in the geography search box or type in the latitude and longitude of downtown Springfield. View these methods below:

 

 

 

Reposition the Map using an Address

 

In the Find address or place search box enter an address and press enter. 

As you type, suggested matches show in the type-ahead overlay below the search box.  The search function will try to find a best match if a partial or incomplete address is entered.

 

 

Reposition the Map by entering a Geography

 

In the Find address or place search box enter a city, county, state, ZIP code, and more.  You can enter the name of a landmark, for example ‘Mount Rushmore’ or ‘Washington Monument’.  You can also enter airport codes (e.g., DCA or SFO). 

As you type, suggested matches show in the type-ahead overlay below the search box. 

 

 

Reposition Map with Latitude and Longitude

 

Reposition the map to a longitude and latitude coordinate by entering the numeric longitude and latitude separated by a comma (e.g., -104.67, 39.86).

Note that the longitude will be negative (indicating west longitude) for locations in the United States, except for part of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.

 

 

Error Messages

 

“No results.  There were no results found for …”

FactFinder was unable to find a match for the search entered in the Find address or place search box.

 

 

See Also

Changing Map Boundaries

Placing Map Markers

Reference Maps

Thematic Maps

Basic Map Tools

Maps Overview