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Using the Coastal Boundary Map

 

General Instructions

The map may take a long time to load at first. Please be patient.
Do not use the "Back" button in your Web browser when using the map. Using the "Back" button will take you away from the map and return you to the last Web page you viewed.

Determining if the location of the proposed activity is within the NYS Coastal Area

There are two ways to find locations or areas of interest on the map.

1. Search for an Address

2. Navigate the Map

Zoom in or out on the Map

You can use your mouse to zoom in or out on the map. Several options for zooming are provided.

  • If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can scroll the wheel forward to zoom in or backward to zoom out when your mouse cursor is over the map.
  • You can use the zoom control at the left side of the map to zoom in or out. Click the plus (+) button or move the slider up to zoom in. Click the minus (-) button or move the slider down to zoom out.
  • You can use the "Zoom Box" tool (appears as an icon depicting a magnifying glass over a yellow box) to draw a box around an area on which you wish to zoom in. To use the "Zoom Box" tool, first click the "Zoom Box" button on the toolbar above the map. It is the second button on the toolbar from the left. Then, click and hold the left mouse button on the map near the area on which you wish to zoom in, drag the mouse to draw a box around the area, and release the mouse button. The map will be zoomed in to that area.
  • If you wish to return the map to its original zoom, you may use the “full extent” tool (appears as an icon depicting a magnifying glass over an image of New York State) on the toolbar above the map. 
Pan (Move) the Map

There are two ways to pan the map.

  • You can click and drag the map in the direction you want to move it.
  • You can click one of the arrow buttons in the upper left corner of the map to move the map in the direction of the arrow. Clicking the center button, which has 4 arrows pointing toward the middle, will return the map to the full extent, the original view of the whole state.

Note

To click and drag the map, the "Pan & Zoom" tool on the top left of the toolbar must be selected. The "Pan & Zoom" tool is selected when the map first loads. If you select another tool, you can select the "Pan & Zoom" tool again by clicking the leftmost button on the toolbar above the map.

Change the Map Type

You can click the "Satellite" button in the upper right corner of the map to see a photographic view.

Displaying the Boundaries of the Special Management Areas

To aid you in determining if your proposed project is in a special management area, and thus subject to special concerns, use the following steps to help you identify special management areas in the vicinity of your project.

How to learn more about Specific Special Management Areas