Interactive Map

The Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map is a unique, graphic experience of the state of West Virginia, used to show county-specific data on a visual scale. Clicking on a county on the map or in the county list to the right displays a popup with more detailed county-specific information, taken from its corresponding Interactive Map County Page Icon County.

Due to the map's richness and complexity, there should be limited use cases per website.

Good Uses of the Map

  • To show unique research projects by county
  • To show services offered throughout the state, which vary by county

Bad Uses of the Map

  • To show contact information by county
  • To show staff information by county. All staff information should live in Directories.

To utilize the Interactive Map in your website

After reviewing the good and bad uses lists above, contact your communicator, and include the data you would like to be utilized in the map. To see a list of communicators, visit our Website Access Reports Page.

The HSC Web team will work with your communicator to determine if your request is the appropriate type of information to utilize with the map. Approvals are on a case-by-case basis. The creation process will not begin until all data has been provided to the corresponding communicator. The HSC Web team and communicators also reserve the right to, without notice, remove any map created outside of the approval process.

Interactive Map Editing Guide

How to add a new county to your Interactive Map

  1. Find and click on the Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map in your Umbraco installation.
  2. Above the county listing, click the Create Interactive Map County Page Icon County Details button.
  3. Enter the page title as "____ County". Note: County Page Titles are case and formatting sensitive. If the county name is misspelled or incorrectly capitalized/formatted, it will not show on the map.
  4. Add the desired content in the County Information text field as you would any standard Content Page.
  5. Click Save and Publish.
  6. (Optional) Click Return to list.

How to edit an already existing county in your Interactive Map

  1. Find and click on the Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map in your Umbraco installation.
  2. From the county listing, click on the Interactive Map County Page Icon County you want to edit.
  3. Edit the content in the County Information text field as you would any standard Content Page.
  4. Click Save and Publish.
  5. (Optional) Click Return to list.

How to unpublish a county (or more) in your Interactive Map

  1. Find and click on the Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map in your Umbraco installation.
  2. From the county listing, locate the Interactive Map County Page Icon County(s) you want to unpublish.
  3. Click on the Interactive Map County Page Icon  icon to the left of the Interactive Map County Page Icon County name. The icon will turn into a Umbraco Checkmark Iconcheckmark and the column background color will become light blue. Repeat to include more than one County in the selection.
  4. Click Unpublish.

How to delete a county (or more) in your Interactive Map

  1. Find and click on the Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map in your Umbraco installation.
  2. From the county listing, locate the Interactive Map County Page Icon County you want to remove.
  3. Click on the Interactive Map County Page Icon icon to the left of the  Interactive Map County Page Icon County name. The icon will turn into a Umbraco Checkmark Icon checkmark and the column background color will become light blue. Repeat to include more than one County in the selection.
  4. Click Umbraco Delete Icon Delete.
  5. When prompted, "Are you sure you want to delete..", click OK.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Before contacting anyone about your problem, please first clear your browser's cache to eliminate the possibility of cached data.

My map / county list is missing a county. What do I do?

After locating the Interactive Map Icon Interactive Map in your Umbraco installation, click on the Interactive Map County Page Icon County which is not showing. Interactive Map County Page Icon County Page Titles are case and formatting sensitive. Check the spelling and capitalization of the page title. Make sure there are no extra spaces. Ex: "Boone County" is correct, but "Boone  County", "Boone county", "boone County", or "boone county" will not work.

If still broken, contact the CMS Desk.

My map is broken. What do I do?

Please contact the CMS Desk.

Can I send someone a link to a specific county?

Yes. Each unique county has it's own unique URL. Clicking on a county automatically changes the URL in your address bar. When sharing a unique county URL, the page will show the popup already loaded with the corresponding county's information.

How long does it take to get an Interactive Map after submitting a request?

The timeline is dependent upon the communicator receiving all the needed data and the complexity of the data itself.

I would prefer a different color / a different font / etc. Can you change it?

The Interactive Map is designed to meet WVU Brand Guidelines and to meet accessibility guidelines for the web. Styles may vary slightly to match the branding of the site it is implemented into, but we do not take custom map styling requests.