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Select on Map: Selection Tool Examples

Use the selection tools in various ways to select Cartegraph records. The selection tools are available on the List views with a map; Requests, Work and Assets.


Draw Polygon

The Draw Polygon tool allows you to draw any closed shape that does not overlap with itself to select records contained in the polygon.

Example 1

An inspection is required on all of the storm sewer assets along the east side of a road following a major storm event. A polygon is drawn along the east side to the road so assets on the west side or side roads are not selected.

Example 2

An intersection is going to be converted from four-way sign controlled intersection to a roundabout intersection. All existing assets within the right-of-way approaching the intersection for a distance of 1000 feet need to be evaluated and replaced if needed to accommodate the new intersection. A polygon following the right-of-way boundary of each approaching road is drawn to select the assets so work can be created.

Radial Distance

The Radial Distance tool allows you to select any records within the specified distance of the selected location.

Example 1

An intersection is being converted to a round-about. I want to find all the assets within a 300 foot radius so they can be removed. Select the center of the intersection and set the distance to be 300 feet.

Example 2

The assets within a 1,200 foot zone needs to be evaluated after a water main break. Select the location of the water main break and select all assets within the 1200 foot zone to select all assets to create inspection tasks.

Linear Offset

The Linear Offset tool allows you to select records within the specified offset distance of a linear object.

Example 1

Tree trimming along a road pavement section needs to be scheduled. Select the pavement and enter the offset distance to select all the trees in the corridor so work can be created.

Example 2

All of the storm inlets along a road pavement section in a known problem area need to be inspected before a predicted storm occurs. Select the pavement and enter the offset distance to select all the storm inlets in the corridor so inspections can be created.

Polygon Offset

The Polygon Offset tool allows you to select records that fall within the selected offset from the polygon record.

Example 1

Trees need to be trimmed inside and around the boundary of a park for safety concerns. Select the Park and enter an offset distance of 50 feet to select all trees within the park and 50 feet outside the boundary of the park.

Example 2

All of the lighting fixtures inside the parking lot pavement area need to be painted. Select the pavement area and enter an offset distance of 0 feet to include all the lighting fixtures within the pavement area.

Spatial Analysis

The Spatial Analysis tool is available on the Asset list screen. It is used to select records for a single asset type based on spatial reference to other Cartegraph layers or Esri operational layers on the selected web map. Once these records are selected, you can perform actions on them such as create tasks to perform work.

The following is a table of Cartegraph layers and Esri operational layers that can be used to perform an analysis. Guided or advanced filters are used to filter the Cartegraph records. Expressions are created on attributes to filter the Esri operational layers. Spatial expressions can be used for both Cartegraph and Esri data to filter the data even more.

Cartegraph Layers

Esri Operational Layers


District boundaries


Soil types


Retention ponds

Storm inlets

Flood plains

Storm pipes


Example 1

I want to select all ductile iron storm pipes greater than 12 inches installed in clay or limestone soil types and within district boundaries of 1 or 2 so they can be inspected for lead contamination.

Example 2

I want to select all the pedestrian crossing signs within 1000 feet of any park so they can be replaced with illuminated pedestrian crossing signs.

Example 3

I want to select all the storm inlets in the 100-year flood plain so they can be inspected and cleared of debris before the predicted rainfall storm event occurs.