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The Map Search in Flexmls has nine different overlays you can use while performing any search tasks. These are especially helpful if you want to see and/or draw the borders of any given overlay. These overlays can show you boundaries of subdivisions, neighborhoods, zip codes, the map grid code and more!

*Note: All of the overlays listed below can only be seen at specific zoom levels. If you add an overlay but can’t see it, zoom in or out accordingly!

There are two different types of overlays to choose from: Standard Overlays and Maponics Overlays.

Standard Overlays

1. Counties
This overlay places the county lines on your map. You can also use this to view all of the other counties in the United States.

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2. FEMA Flood Zones
This overlay will show you where all of the flood zones are located in the valley. You can also use this nationwide.

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3. Imagery Parcels
This overlay displays the boundary lines around each property. You must be zoomed in all the way to see the overlay in effect. The top example shows the area without the overlay selected, and the example directly below it shows the same image with the overlay selected.

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No overlay selected.

 

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With the overlay selected.

 

4. Map Grid
This overlay plants the map code grid lines across the Valley. These quadrants are 3-miles x 3-miles. The ones located on the outskirts of the Valley may be smaller. Note, the map grid code can now be auto-populated.

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5. Subdivisions
This plots commonly known subdivisions across Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

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6. Zip Codes
This overlay plants all of the zip code borders around the Valley but can be used nationwide as well.
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Maponics Overlays

Maponics (now owned by Pitney Bowes) is a third party company that focuses on outlining geographical areas for businesses.  The Maponics Overlays should mostly be used if you are using the Map Search in areas outside of Maricopa or Pinal Counties.

7. Communities Maponics
This overlay places the largest/ most popular communities. For example, you’ll see well-known communities such as Paradise Valley, Grayhawk, Encanto and more.

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8. Neighborhood Maponics
This dives a little deeper by placing well-known neighborhoods on the map. Such neighborhoods include Biltmore, Sunnyslope, Alta Vista and more.

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9. Subdivisions Maponics
This focuses on the all of the commonly known subdivisions, such as Copper Square, Faylea Gardens and Squaw Peak Villa. But unlike the Standard Subdivision search (which can only be used in Maricopa and Pinal Counties), this search can be used across the entire United States.

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Remember, whatever overlay you decide to use for a Map Search, you MUST zoom in or out accordingly to use the selected overlay. Play around with it and have fun!