Most of the search queries on E-Plan are based on entering key search terms or specifying criteria to filter the result set instead of searching for facilities in a geographic area (e.g., zip code, city, county or state), Visual Search allows users to search for facilities based on a geographic coordinate. This geographic coordinate can be selected on a Google map by placing a marker and facilities near that geographic coordinate are displayed dynamically on Google Map. The results can be then drilled down to get more information about a facility.
Steps to perform Facility Visual Search
Step 1: You must be logged on.
Step 2: Click the gFacility Visual Searchh option in the left pane.
Step 3: The Facility Visual Search page appears.
Step 4: You can perform a search for facilities using the following methods:
Method #1: Find facilities near an address
Method #2: Find facilities near a selected point
Step 4: Click on gClear Maph to clear all the facilities and geographic coordinates displayed on the map.