Frequently Asked Questions
What is “Greenprinting”?
“Greenprinting” blends scientific data with conservation goals to help local policy-makers make informed, strategic decisions about development proposals and conservation/resource protection. It is a unique computer software modeling process and framework that has been developed by the national non-profit conservation organization The Trust for Public Land (TPL). No other organization or company offers this product and related services.
Greenprinting has been used and validated in over 50 locations across the United States and is in the process of being developed in nearly as many more locations. The Door County Greenprinting project is the first in Wisconsin.
• assists in identification of conservation priorities for comprehensive planning efforts, providing a dynamic tool to support and guide decision-making by staff and elected officials.
• fosters greater collaboration between public and private agencies and organizations involved in land management efforts.
• makes an objective, scientifically-justified and public values-supported case for conservation efforts and for steering development to appropriate areas.
Interactive Mapping Site
The words and titles in my legend seem to be truncated. How do I view the entire legend?
• Depending on your web browser, you may need to make the legend area wider to see all of the text. Hover your mouse over the bar between the legend and the map until a double arrow appears as your cursor. Drag the bar to the right to expand the legend area.
Is there a way to reset my mapping site session?
• Press F5 to reset the mapping site (sometimes it is helpful to refresh the site if the website starts acting strangely).
I have several Greenprint layers “checked on” in the legend. Why can I only see one?
• Greenprint layers are displayed on the map in the order they appear in the legend to the left of the map. The layers are not “see through”. Turning on several Greenprint layers at a time will not display a combination of these layers. If several Greenprint layers are checked (visible), your map will display only the results for the top-most layer that is checked on in the legend.
The identify report pops up right over the parcel I’m investigating. How do I move this to the side?
• If you would like to temporarily minimize this window so that you can view the map, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the report window
• Click this icon again to reopen the report window.
• Use the scroll bar on the report window to review information regarding parcel id, owner, address, and Greenprint results.
When I zoom to a parcel, how do I highlight the parcel?
• To highlight a parcel on the map, the parcel must be “selected”. There are several ways to select a parcel:
1. Make the Parcel layer active for selection by clicking the button to the right of the layer name. The layer will become highlighted in the legend.
Now click the select by point tool, and then click on the parcel on the map. The parcel will be highlighted, and added to the current selection.
2. Another way to highlight a parcel, is to add it to the selection set from the report window. Click the Add to selection tab as shown below.
3. A parcel can also be highlighted on a temporary zoom-in “feature map”. Click the Feature Map tab as shown below.
How is the Query Report ordered? Can I change this order?
• When a query identifies multiple parcels that satisfy the query conditions, a report is displayed listing all identified parcels. Initially, this report will be sorted by Parcel ID. However, you can sort by any value in the report by clicking on the column header for that value. The following example shows sorting my Municipality Name.
• Note that only 10 records are shown per page in the report. To view another report page, click the page number at the bottom of the report.
Can I save parcel reports in spreadsheet format?
• To save a parcel report to spreadsheet format, select the parcel(s) using one of the selection methods described above. Then, click Export to CSV in the Selection Results panel (below the legend, to the left of your map), to export the selection to a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file as shown below. This file can then be loaded into any spreadsheet application, such as MS Excel.
Why does “No data” come up when I use the Identify Tool on the Greenprint Criteria Layers?
• A bug in the interactive mapping tool allows access to the Identify Tool on these layers, but prevents a report from being displayed. Use the Identify Tool on the parcel layer to get location-specific reports about Greenprint criteria results.
For further information about the Door County, WI Greenprint, contact the Door County Planning Department.