Finding Streets & Intersections

Question 1


How do I find a street or street intersection in Brownsville?

Answer


  1. Open the City of Brownsville GIS Working Group map found on our Business and Residents & Visitors pages.
  2. Click on the Street Intersection, Streets search icon (a red asterisk icon) in the title bar.
  3. There are two search methods to search for a street/intersection.
  1. Graphical search
    • Click on the first binoculars (labeled as 'select features') in the Street Intersection, Streets search box.
    • Use a point, line, or polygon to find something on the map
    • Select the search layer from the drop down menu you wish to search for (Street Intersections, Streets)
    • Click on the map at a starting point for the search
    • Drag the mouse to the end point and double click on the mouse
    • The results will be shown the results box
  2. Text Search
    • Click on the second binoculars icon (labeled as 'select by attribute') in the Address Search box
    • Select the search layer from the drop down menu you wish to search for (Street Intersections, Streets)
    • Type the street name (for example, East Elizabeth Street) or the Street Intersection (East 10th Street and East Elizabeth Street)
    • If the street or intersection is found the result will be shown the results box and it will be highlighted in red on the map.
    • If the street or intersection is not found, a message, “No features found” will appear

Question 2


How do I find a street in Brownsville?

Answer


  1. Open the City of Brownsville GIS Working Group map found on our Business and Residents & Visitors pages.
  2. Click on the Street Intersection, Streets search icon (a red asterisk icon) in the title bar.
  3. Click on the second binoculars icon (labeled as 'select by attribute') in the Address Search box
  4. Access the drop down menu that appears and choose the 'Streets' layer.
  5. When the ‘Find Street’ box opens, type the first street you want to find intersections for, (i.e. Boca Chica, or Elizabeth, or Price, etc.). Tip: If you don’t know how to spell the street name, try typing the first few characters for a partial search.
  6. Click the ‘Find’ box.
  7. The results of the search are found inside the ‘Results’ box.
  8. Hover over the desired intersection; left click to open context box, select ‘Zoom to’.
  9. You can view, save, and/or print your map.

Instructional Video


View a helpful step-by-step video on searching the GIS map by streets (WMV).

Notice


Videos are recorded in WMV format, and require Windows Media Player to be installed on your computer to view.