Polk GIS Mapping Site (map.polkpa.org)

Map Based Navigation

There are several ways to interact with the map and navigate to your area of interest.  


Pan / Move around the Map

Click and Drag the mouse to pan


Press the up arrow on your keyboard to move north


Press the down arrow on your keyboard to move south


Press the right arrow on your keyboard to move east


Press the left arrow on your keyboard to move west

Use the Previous Map (Previous Map Icon) icon on the map toolbar to return to the last map view. 

Note:  It works much like a back or undo button.

Use the Next Map (Next Map Icon) icon on the map toolbar to return to the next map view.  

Note:  It works much like a forward or redo button.


Zoom In

Mouse Scroll Forward to zoom in


Use the (+) key (on number pad) to zoom in a level


Double Click or Double Tap to incrementally Zoom in


SHIFT + Drag the mouse down and to the right (creating a rectangle) to zoom in


SHIFT + Click to Zoom in and recenter on a parcel

Note:  If you click on a parcel to recenter, the parcel will also be selected.  (If you do not select a parcel you will receive an error message)


Zoom Out

Mouse Scroll Backward to zoom out


Use the (-) key (on number pad) to zoom out a level


SHIFT + CTRL + Drag the mouse down and to the right (creating a rectangle) to zoom out

The Zoom to Full Map (Full Map Icon) Icon on the map toolbar can be used to zoom out to the full Polk County Boundary view.

Zoom In and Out Icon



Additionally, you can incrementally zoom in or out by pressing the + or - keys on the map.