Getting Started with PARLAY
- Download and install Google Earth (free) if you don't have it installed already. Get it from http://earth.google.com/.
If the link does not automatically launch Google Earth, right click on the above link and download the file, then click on it to open and launch PARLAY with Google Earth.
Once Google Earth has launched you will notice a layer menu on the left Places sidebar that is labeled PARLAY Parcels. This controls the display and lets you turn PARLAY (all layers) on and off, or turn layers like parcels, counties, and municipalities on and off individually.
Zoom into an area with coverage. When you zoom to a local level, parcel lines will appear. The next several images will show you the different zoom levels for each layer and what you can expect to see at each threshold.
Counties with available parcel data are highlighted in dark blue.
Counties that are not currently available for PARLAY are green by default.
Municipalities with available parcel data are highlighted in lighter blue
Parcel lines and points are shown in light blue. Clicking on a parcel point opens a popup bubble showing attributes for that parcel
In Google Earth, click on a parcel's icon to show a bubble containing it's information. Within the bubble, click the Parcel Id value to link to the property's webpage at the local taxing authority's website. Click the Address value to jump to a Real Estate Portal USA map of the property.
- A clickable icon will appear for each parcel.
A parcel's icon type corresponds to its land use. The icon types are:
- Residential (single) —
- Residential (multi) —
- Agricultural —
- Commercial —
- Industrial —
- Vacant —
- Tax Exempt —
- When you exit Google Earth, you will be prompted to save items in your "Temporary Places" folder. Click the "Save" button to keep PARLAY in your permanent "My Places" folder for the next time you use Google Earth.