The Identify tool is used to display the details of the geographic feature(s) or place(s) selected in the Map.
NOTE: The Identify tool cannot be used with cached map services published from ArcGIS Online because such services do not support all of the capabilities of those published through ArcGIS Server.
- Within the Map, click the icon located in the upper right corner of the map title bar.
- Within the Identify dialog,
- Select a resource: Select to Identify Visible Resources or a specific resource from the dropdown list. If a specific resource is selected, it will be displayed on the map if it was not previously visible.
NOTE: Cached map services published from ArcGIS Online will not be available within the dropdown list because such services do not support all of the capabilities of those published through ArcGIS Server.
- Identify On: indicate whether the Identify should be applied to All Layers in Resource, Visible Layers in Resource, or Top Visible Layer in Resource. NOTE: Results will only differ when a Resource contains multiple layers.
- Identify By: select means (Point, Box, Polygon, Line) of indicating the area to identify
- Use Freehand: provides the ability to digitize a Polygon or Line feature freehand rather than by clicking to add individual vertices.
- Use Buffer: indicate to apply a buffer to the location of interest. Enter the desired buffer distance and select the distance unit from the dropdown. A dashed-line graphic will illustrate the buffered area utilized for Identifying.
NOTE: A positive distance will buffer outside the feature whereas a negative distance will buffer within the feature. Negative distances cannot exceed the size of the shape, nor can they be used with Point or Line features. The following error will be displayed when the negative distance exceeds the size of the shape.
- Show Identify Graphic: indicate to display the spatial feature utilized to demarcate the identifiable area. Uncheck to clear the spatial graphic representing the search area.
- Click on the feature/location to be identified.
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