Map Instructions

Pacific Yearly Meeting’s constituent Quarterly Meetings, Monthly Meetings, Worship Groups, and related nearby Quaker organizations.


The title bar of the map has 3 useful icons, circled below.
The icon to the left of the title expands or collapses the list of meetings.
The icon to the right of the title allows you to share the map.
The icon at the far right will open the map in a larger display, which may be easier to navigate. This is usually known as a “full screen” icon, though it only will expand to the width of your browser window.

Map with highlighted icons for expand panel, share, and full screen.

If you select the icon at the left, you’ll see the tiny arrow on it reverses direction, indicating that you can “collapse” the side panel that is now displayed. Unfortunately the side panel covers the +/- zoom navigation controls, so you’ll probably need to collapse the side panel again to see and move/drag around the map easily. If you’re using a 2 button mouse with a roller between them, the roller will also zoom in and out of the map. 

The map is composed of four layers, and each can be turned on or off by checking the box to the left of their title in the side panel:
1) Southern California Quarterly Meeting
2) College Park Quarterly Meeting
3) Pacific Yearly Meeting
(includes some Monthly Meetings not within either Quarter)
4) Other Regional Quaker Organizations
Since some of the Quaker Organizations in layer four are located in or adjacent to meeting houses, they can clutter your map, so you might want to turn layers on or off for clarity.

If you select a meeting from the side panel, or click its icon on the map, another side panel will cover the first meeting list panel, giving detailed information – website, physical address, phone contact, and Google Map link – for the meeting. Clicking any information links, such as a website link, in the side panel will open them in a new browser tab without closing the map.

The icon with a right-pointing arrow will open a new window with a separate Google Map, setup primarily to give directions and prompting you for a starting location. This takes you out of our PacYM map and index, though it can be helpful.

In order to view the meeting location on the original map, after clicking the meeting name in the side panel, you’ll probably need to collapse both the information side panel for the meeting, then the side panel with the list of meetings.

Unfortunately the map does not automatically center and zoom to the location you select. Use the zoom +/- controls (or mouse roller), and drag the map to the area where your meeting is located. The marker for your meeting will have a white “halo” around it.

After collapsing the panels, you may see this:

Zoom out using the minus sign, and drag the map to the left:

Drag the map so Claremont (or the meeting you’re seeking) is centered, and zoom in on it, then show the side panel again. You can see the “halo” around the meeting house icon in this example:

If you choose the “full screen” icon at the far right of the original title bar, the larger map offers additional features. You can search within our map’s contents, print it, or export a KML file, which is a geographic data format that you can load into Google Earth or other mapping software.

If you click the eyeglass search icon, you’ll get a search form like this:

Searching using the eyeglass icon

The three vertical dots display this menu and options:

Google Earth with KML file uploaded to it

That’s a summary of the basic map features and interface. We hope this proves helpful!

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