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Search Wildcards

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Search Wildcards

 

Wildcards allow searches with special parameters. By default, MapSifter always searches for matches that start with the entered search text. Wildcards allow different behaviors. MapSifter supports two wildcard characters:

 percent sign % replaces one or more characters

underscore _ replaces a single character

Examples based on this list:

1234 Main St
1245 Main St
1267 Main St
1456 Main St
14345 Maine St
15880 Maine St
7654 Cedar Ave
3504 Ceder Ave

Everything on Main St        %main st

1234 Main St
1245 Main St
1267 Main St
1456 Main St

All addresses in the twelve hundred block of main    12_ _ Main

1234 Main St
1245 Main St
1267 Main St

Account for different spellings of Cedar      %ced_r

7654 Cedar Ave
3504 Ceder Ave

All addresses on Main St or Maine Ave        %main

1234 Main St
1245 Main St
1267 Main St
1456 Main St
14345 Maine St
15880 Maine St

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

MapSifter provides a variety of ways to navigate the map. This section describes common uses.

 

Q - I use MapSifter in several different counties, but the behaviors and features are different. Why is that?

A - MapSifter is configured individually for each county. No all features are available in all counties.

 

Q - The MapSIfter I am using has distance and area tools. Are these accurate?

A - MapSifter, MapSifter Distance and Area Tools, and the data supporting them are not intended as survey quality measurements. The County and TerraScan Inc. will not be responsible for any incident or action that may arise from the use of these tools,

 

Q - MapSifter requires Silverlight to be loaded. What is Silverlight? ?

A - Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework that integrates multimedia, computer graphics, animation and interactivity.  Features of Silverlight are similar to those in Adobe Flash. It is compatible with multiple web browsers used on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

Additional information can be found at:

http://www.silverlight.net/

http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

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Silverlight™ is a registered trademark of Microsoft.  MapSifter is a registered trademark of TerraScan Inc.  Flash is a registered trademark of Adobe.