Help on using the interactive SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic)

Maps on this website


This site contains high quality maps in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format.  SVG is a text based graphics language that describes images with vector shapes, text and embedded raster graphics.

SVG files are compact and provide high-quality graphics on the Web, in print, and on resource-limited handeld devices. In addition, SVG supports scripting and animation, so is ideal for interactive, data-driven, personalized graphics.

If you cannot see the maps then you need the SVG Viewer which integrates with your Web browser as a plug-in. The Viewer allows you to interact with SVG images and is required to view Web content that contains SVG.

To download the viewer click one of the links below:

For Win98-XP from or from this website

Installing Adobe SVG Viewer

  1. Save the downloaded installer to your desktop.

  2. Double-click the downloaded installer.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. If you are not using Internet Exporer for Windows, then you will need to restart your browser before viewing SVG.



    Hold the control key and click to zoom in at the mouse pointer location.

    Hold the control key and click-and-drag to select an area to zoom into.

    Hold the control and shift keys and click to zoom out.

    You can also use the zoom commands in the context menu (right click).  



    Hold the alt key and click-and-drag with the mouse to pan the map.

    When the scroll lock is enabled and the map area  has the focus, the arrow keys may be used to pan the map. 


Using the contextual pop-up menu

Right-click in the map area to open the contextual pop-up menu. This will reveal the commands and options for interacting with the map.

Links: If you bring up the context menu over a link, you can choose Open or Open in New Window to activate the link.

Quality: You can disable the Higher Quality option to cause the SVG image to display more quickly, but with lower quality.

Searching: Click Find to open the find dialog box. Here you may enter the text you want to search for, make choices about matching whole words only, case, and the direction of the search. The find command works with transparent, obscured, or moving text. The entire document is searched, regardless of how much of the map is currently visible. The result of the search is highlighted, and panned (but not zoomed) into view.

Copying: The Copy SVG and Save SVG as commands let you copy the map to the clipboard and save the map to a local file. The copy command places the map as it currently appears onto the clipboard in both Unicode and raster formats. Note that this differs from the Save SVG as command, which makes a copy of the original map. When text is selected, the copy command changes to Copy Selected Text


For more information on SVG or the Adobe SVG Viewer, please see the SVG area at


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