Unlock your map's potential with Mango's versatile search features. Whether you're looking for an address, specific data, or coordinates, we've got you covered. This guide walks you through each search type and how to set them up for your needs.
Types of Searches
Address Search: Your World at Your Fingertips
Navigating through countless data points on your map can be daunting. Our Address Search simplifies this by letting you type in any global address to instantly zoom into that location. If there's map data at that address, a handy attribute window pops up automatically.
Customers on our Enterprise and Agency plans can enable Enhanced search, offering improved global coverage.
Address search is enabled by default. To disable: Navigate to your Toolbox, click on the Search icon, open Settings, and flip the toggle to OFF.
Data Search: Find What Matters to You
Also known as Attribute Search, this tool helps you find map features based on their attributes. Just type what you're looking for—like your name in a land parcel map—and you'll be taken right to it.
How to Enable: Open your Toolbox, click on the Search icon, open Settings, and flip the Data Search toggle to ON. You'll see a section showing all layers; check the ones you want to activate for Data Search.
Note: Data search results for new or recently updated datasets may take a up to 15 minutes to fully index.
Coordinate Search: Pinpoint Accuracy
If you have specific latitude and longitude coordinates, enable this search type for a precise lookup using decimal degrees coordinates.
How to Enable: Open your Toolbox, click on the Search icon, open Settings, and flip the Coordinate toggle to ON.
How to Configure Search Settings
- Open Toolbox: Located in your administration sidebar.
- Click on Search Icon: This opens the Search panel.
- Adjust Settings: Here, you can enable or disable search types and set your default search type.
Tip: If multiple search types are enabled, the one set as 'Default' will appear first when you click the search bar.
Accuracy of coordinate searches
5 decimals is usually enough to get accurate location. This handy table shows how accurate coordates are at various decimal places (h/t to Blackkara).
|0||1||111 km||62 miles|
|1||0.1||11.1 km||6.2 miles|
|2||0.01||1.11 km||0.62 miles|
|3||0.001||111 m||About 328 feet|
|4||0.0001||11.1 m||About 33 feet|
|5||0.00001||1.11 m||About 3 feet|
|6||0.000001||11.1 cm||About 4 inches|
|7||0.0000001||1.11 cm||About ½ an inch|
|8||0.00000001||1.11 mm||The width of paperclip wire.|
|9||0.000000001||111 μm||The width of a strand of hair.|
|10||0.0000000001||11.1 μm||A speck of pollen.|
|11||0.00000000001||1.11 μm||A piece of cigarette smoke.|
|12||0.000000000001||111 nm||You're doing virus-level mapping at this point.|
|13||0.0000000000001||11.1 nm||Does it matter how big this is?|
|14||0.00000000000001||1.11 nm||Your fingernail grows about this far in one second.|
|15||0.000000000000001||1 angstrom||An atom. An atom! What are you mapping?|
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