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Check Out These Upcoming Matrix Map Search Changes

January 13, 2014  |  by Jess

Has this ever happened to you?

You’re using the Map Search in Matrix. You’ve drawn your shape (radius, rectangle or polygon), and then you realize you need to move it just a little bit, but to do that, you have to delete it and re-draw it again?

Soon you won’t have to!

With the upcoming release of Matrix, you’ll be able to edit your shapes without having to redraw them. Just hover over the outline of the shape until you see a small circle appear. Your cursor will change to a hand to let you know you that you can “grab” the circle and move it to another point on the map. This is great when you want to increase or decrease the size of your radius or rectangle, or if you need to adjust the shape/size of a polygon you’ve drawn.

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This update is a huge benefit to anyone who has ever had to delete and re-draw a particularly complicated polygon.

icons legendAlso on the horizon for the Map is a new row of icons at the top right. These icons represent the tools that were located to the right of the map: Radius, Rectangle, Polygon and Clear Selection. Layers (like parcels and school boundaries) and Recenter Map are also represented in this row as well as an enhanced drop-down menu for Jump to that not only lets you select a county but you also can input a specific address to “jump to” that location on the Map. This new Jump to menu will replace the current “Locate an address” fields.

A PDF of these and other Matrix changes (including a legend of the new map icons) is available on MRIS.com/MatrixUpdates under User Tools, or you can download it directly by clicking here.

Prefer to watch a video? We recently updated the tutorial video below with information about the map search changes:


Please note: We are testing Matrix on Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari browsers, but we are no longer testing it on Internet Explorer 8 (IE 8) and older. Since these older browsers are untested so you may experience bugs/problems when using our systems. We recommend upgrading to a more modern browser. Visit MRIS.com/Browser for options.

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2 responses to “Check Out These Upcoming Matrix Map Search Changes”

  1. Bruce says:

    Looking forward to giving these changes a test run – sounds like they'll be awesome!

  2. andy says:

    Great. Does this resolve the current problem with overlapping radii causing auto-email searches to fail?

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