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									           Geo St Louis
 The City of St. Louis Geographic Information
System (GIS) data mining/informational resource
   Geo St. Louis internet address: http://stlcin.missouri.org/citydata




 PLEASE NOTE: This informational tutorial does not cover every aspect and/or function
within Geo St. Louis web site. Many queries and data operational searches are linked, pages
 may look similar but additional data sets can be viewed and researched. The word “page”
                    refers to the computer screen seen on your monitor.
                          This manual updated May 19, 2010.

When you log into Geo St. Louis, the following “Disclaimer Page” appears; please read
                  and if comfortable with its’ contents click          .




  The first page of Geo St. Louis appears, the top blue bar has five search functions.




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These five primary search functions listed within the blue horizontal header at the top of Geo St. Louis home
screen also includes the City Departmental login function. From left to right they read:

                  •   Home
                  •   Mapping
                  •   Parcel Data
                  •   Images (Collection of JPEG picture, ongoing additions)
                  •   Data
                  •   Log In (You need a password to access this secure function).



The “Home”                      function has no pull down menu on its’ right side.




The “Mapping”                            function has seven selectable search functions that can
be selected to limit your query.




The “Parcel Data”                          function has four selectable search functions.




The “Images”                           function has six selectable search functions.




The “Data”                                   function has ten selectable search functions.


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Below you will find images of each search function’s first page:

Home:




Mapping:




Parcel Data:




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Image Library:




Data:




Secure Log In feature: Presently this feature has limited accessibility for City of St. Louis
Departments. General usage of Geo St. Louis’s Web application is fully functional without
                                       a Password.




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A brief explanation of the seven selections found on the left side under the “Common Items” feature on the




first page of “Home”                         is explained in detail in this tutorial. The five primary search
functions in the top blue horizontal header may have similar and additional unique queries under

                        on the left side of their individual first page/screen:




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Parcel Data by Address under ‘Common Items’: selecting this option you will see the
following data entry window.




If you select “Address” under ‘Find Parcel By’ the data entry window remains constant.


Enter the address and street name to search for; you also have access to a selectable pull down window as
you type the street name under ‘Street’, multiple alphabetic selectable names will appear, click or press
the “Enter key” and the “General Information” page is displayed. See pages 12 thru 15 for detail
information.




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On the right side, you have fourteen options under “Parcel Information”
which can be selected to display additional data related to the parcel.
These functions are explained in detail on pages 16 through 24 of this
tutorial.




Selecting search functions “Parcel Data by Address, Digital Map by Address or Aerials by Address”




under the “Common Items”                           menu on the left side of the “Home” page, and a new
page appears. On the left side of this new page you will find the options to search by entering the




appropriate “Address number, City Block or Parcel ID number”.                            You can also
search by the “Map” function.




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Find parcel by Address:




Enter the appropriate address number and street name, click          or press the “Enter key”. The General
Information page is displayed as seen on tutorial page 6.

Find parcel by City Block:


Enter the appropriate block number,                                                  click         or press
the “Enter key”. The parcel handle, address and owner name are displayed.




Clicking on the             “numeric number 14053010350” next to the address and the General
Information page is displayed as seen on tutorial page 6. To review additional parcels on the block, click on


the numbers                             on the bottom of the page.

Find parcel by Parcel ID:

Be sure the entered Parcel ID number has the numeric value and/or digits of the pull down menu to the right



of the entry box:

Click           or press “Enter key”, you will see the following information:
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Clicking on the             “numeric number 14053010350” next to the address and the General
Information page is displayed.




Find parcel by “Map”:

If you do not know the address, block number or parcel ID of the location of interest, the “Find Parcel by
Map” function can be selected. After selecting this search function, the following page is display.
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Select the “Zoom In “                          button on top of the map image and zoom in on the location
of interest using the map as your guide. There are four additional navigational buttons on top of the map
image. The next four buttons after “Zoom In”                                                           are
somewhat self explanatory.
After you have “Zoomed” into the area of interest; the “Select”           button can be used to choose a




parcel                             and display its’ General Information page.

On the left side of the “Find Parcel by Map” page, additional thematic layers, features and boundaries can


be added or deactivated by using its’ check box.                      .
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The                          button found below the left column “must” be clicked to activate the selected
layers and/or see layer changes.




As you “Zoom In”              on the above map on your monitor, additional features become visible and are
available for viewing. See example below:




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The General Information page:

The General Information page has multiple query and search capabilities relative to both data and
additional mapping features. You will find this page linked to the five search functions found under the
“Common Items” in the left column on page one of Geo St. Louis web site.




Below the five primary search functions in the blue horizontal bar, you will see two graphic images with
multiple selectable tabs below each image. On the right side of each image there are six navigational
symbols.




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The left image represents the default “Parcel Layer”, associated building footprints and their addresses.
The parcels on this layer are selectable, clicking on a parcel will high-light that parcel and display its’
General Information page. The curser will turn to a “cross hair” during the selection process.




Below this image are three selectable tabs                             ; Parcel, Land Use & Zoning.




Parcel Legend is selected under the right “Aerial Photo” image:




Selecting the “Land Use” tab you will see:




Land Use Legend is selected under the right “Aerial Photo” image:




Selecting the “Zoning” tab you will see:




Zoning Legend is selected under the right “Aerial Photo” image:
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When the Land Use or Zoning screen is visible, clicking on the image will reselect a different parcel and
default back to the “Parcel” layer with its’ associated General Parcel Information dataset.

The right image is the default “Aerial Photo Layer” representing the aerial image for the left Parcel Layer.



Below this image are three selectable tabs:                              ; Aerial, Locator & Legend.




The “Aerial” tab is the default with the selected parcel outlined:




Selecting the “Locator” tab you will see:                                             a City map has the
selected location centered and identified with a red star.

As identified on the previous page, selecting the “Legend” tab you will see the associated legends for the
Parcel layer, Land Use & the Zoning layer. When selecting between these three tabs, you will need to select
the “Aerial” tap to refresh the photo image and then re-select the “Legend” tab.




On the right side of the Parcel Map and Aerial Photo there are “six navigational symbols”:

       - Enlarges the image.
       - Reduces the image.
       - Navigates up (North)
       - Navigates down (South)
       - Navigates right (East)
       - Navigates left (West)

These navigational tools only affect the image they are associated with within each image box.

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Below the Parcel Map & Aerial Photo images you see the following:




405301350 is the parcel I.D. number - “Records 1 to 1 of 1” means there is only one tax record
associated with this Parcel. Where a “Condo” or “Townhouse” is located on a Single Parcel, multiple
“records” may be associated with a single parcel. Example follows of 1 to 6 of 6 records.




Under the “General Information” header you will find detailed information related to the selected parcel.

In the right column within this section is the “Geographical Information” table that is related to this parcel.




In front of some categories is a magnifying glass symbol                  ; clicking on this you will see a
larger insert boundary map representing the specific category with the address identified with a black dot.




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On the right side of the General Information page, you have fourteen options under “Parcel Information”
which can be selected displaying




additional data and graphic resources related to the parcel.

Below this column you have the option to print the data sets found under “Parcel Information”, and
associated information of the selected parcel. Press            to preview the page and select “Print”
under the pull-down menu under File in your browser. Below is an example of the printout:




On pages 17 thru 24, you will see examples of the fourteen query options under “Parcel Information”.
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General Information:




Parcel History:




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Building Information:




Tax Information




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Permits:




CSB Data:




Sales History:

No records for this address.

Condemnations:

No records for this address.

Building Inspections:




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Images:




Vacant Building:
No records for this address

Area Snapshot




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Census:




The above window appears when initially clicking on “                  ” and data displayed in the center
represents “Demographics” within a one mile radius of the selected address/location. Three graphic
windows on the top of the page displays the radius selected, additional potential radius possibilities and bar
chart depicting the selected data set.

In the right column you have additional menu boxes, “Census Variables” and “Indicator Highlights”.




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First select a area query from the first column           “2 Mile”; the page will refresh automatically.
Block Group and Tract are not functional at this time.




Then select one of the six data variables            , the following information is displayed:




At this time, under “Census Variables”, you have thirty six possible selectable data features to display.




In this same column you have the menu box, “Indicator Highlights”.

Depending on which one is selected; “Demographic” or “Consumer Expenditures”, the following three-
mile radius report is generated around the previous entered address.




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Or




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Area Business Information:

This is final search function found within the “Parcel Information” box. Selecting this button displays a
comparison of four quarter mile features from the previously entered address.




Selecting the word “Map” found next some categories                       will render the following locator
map:




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Digital Map by Address under ‘Common Items’; selecting this option you will see the
following.

PLEASE NOTE: The “Find Parcel By” function in the left column below was previously explained in
detail on pages 8 through 11.




Enter numeric number and street name:

Click        or press “Enter key”, the results are as follows:




The selected parcel is centered on the planimetric map and highlighted. The above page shares the same
laying features and navigational buttons as the “Aerial by Address” function found on the next two pages.
The            button allows you to choose a parcel or different parcel on the page, displaying its’ General
Information page.
Layers can be added or deactivated by checking boxes adjacent to the features required.
The                  button found below the column “must” be clicked to activate the selected layers and/or
see layer changes.
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Aerials by Address under ‘Common Items’; selecting this option you will see the
following.

PLEASE NOTE: The “Find Parcel By” function in the left column below was previously explained in
detail on pages 8 through 11.




Enter numeric number and street name:

Click        or press “Enter key”, the results are as follows:




The selected parcel is centered within the aerial photography and highlighted. The address layer on the left
can be selected                   to better identify parcels being queried.

There are five navigational buttons on top of the aerial image. The first four are self explanatory,
                                                          , the        button allows you to choose the
parcel or an adjacent parcel, displaying its’ “General Information” page.
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The left column next to the Aerial image on the previous page has additional thematic layers and boundaries
that can be added or deactivated by checking boxes adjacent to the features required.
The                  button found below the column “must” be clicked to activate the selected layers and/or




see layer changes.

Neighborhood Information under ‘Common Items’: selecting this option you will see the
following.

You can do single and multiple queries by various Geographic areas, using different types of data and
generating numeric/graphic reports.




The right side has two menu boxes, “General Statistics” and “Type of Data”.


The user has multiple search functions and query capabilities using these and the “Search By” functions
found in the middle of the page. Examples are found on the following pages.
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Ward’s 17 & 22 were selected and queried for the “Number of Buildings with Violations”.




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Below the                         was selected, 2639 January address was entered and a ¼ mile radius was
assigned to find the “Number of Building Permits”.




Do to the query results large image, please see the following page:




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If you select one of the optional data queries under “Type of Data”, the following page will open.
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Depending on the query entered. This menu may be found on both the right or left side of the page.




Making queries or data searches using “General Statistics” and/or “Type of Data” can generate multiple
results. The user should review and acquaint themselves with the variable features and data sets. You can
review additional examples in the back of this tutorial.




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The following image presents data that can be found under “Certificate of Value” from the column titled –
“Type of Data”:




The above image is only a partial screen capture of the data.


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The following map image allows the user to search for data that can be found under “Economic Indicators
by Map” from the column titled “Type of Data”:




The user can point and click on a specific location on the map to receive                   or
                       information. Example of “Estimated Household Expenditures by Category” query
results on the following page.




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Design Your Own Map under ‘Common Items’: selecting this option you will see the
following.




The “Map St. Louis” has two data entry boxes;                                             the first box, “Map
Size” determines the visual/scaled size of the map, 500 px is the default. Entering a higher number renders a
larger scaled map; a smaller number is the opposite. The “Block ID” or ID’s entered will be high-lighted
after you click             to render the map.




The left column has additional thematic layers, boundaries and identifier tools that can be turned on and off
as required. The                 button found below the column “must” be clicked to activate the




selected layers and/or see layer changes.

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In the middle and top of the page you will find five buttons as depicted below.



The first three are fairly self explanatory. The forth button “        ” allows you to select a parcel or
an adjacent parcel, displaying its’’ General Parcel Information page..


The “         ” button is your drawing option and a brief overview follows:


Selecting the “        ” button allows the user to interact and design small presentation maps that can
be copied into Word documents and/or a Power Point presentation. The “Drawing Layer” menu
located in the right column is the user’s toolbox.




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By selecting various options, the user can create typical exhibits shown below:




To add fills, patterns and outlines – the       button under “Map” and the
                                  under “Drawing Layer” must be selected.




Adding text to selected locations, the                                            button under “Text”
must be selected.


To erase annotation or graphic enhancements not wanted and/or changes, use the
“Back arrow button” in your browser window.




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Images by Neighborhood under ‘Common Items’: selecting this option you will see the
following:




As you can see, the user has multiple categories to choose from, search tools and a map to query from.
You must have an “I.D. and Pass Word” to add photos to the image data base. City Departments are
encouraged to contact the Geo St. Louis administrator; Tony Meyers Jr. at 622-3400 – ext 376 to sign-up and
add images. Presently this page is not fully functional but will be in the future.

All images, text and page contents found on Geo St. Louis can easily be captured in a JPEG/JIFF format and
copied into a Word or PowerPoint document, enhancing individuals’ presentation ability.

  This tutorial briefly explains Geo St. Louis and does not cover every display function
         and/or analytical data query possibility available within this Web Site.
For additional information, to report a problem regarding displayed information and/or have additional data
additions and/or associated concerns with site and its’ design features.

Contact Tony Meyers Jr. 622-3400 – ext 376 or Tony Meyers Sr. – 259-3477.

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