Intro to MACH Map

Adding Layers & Marking Abandoned Vehicles

Adding Layers 

The MACH Map includes "layers" that can be added to identify troop areas, mile markers, county lines, sheriff office locations, etc. These are very helpful, especially when just starting to learn the geography. 

To get the layers: 

1. At the top of the MACH map, find the icon that is a red square, blue square, green square. 

2. Click on it, and select "Add/Remove Layers" 

3. A box will open up, go to the bottom and select "Add File" 

4. Next, find the "Statewide/ S Drive" (If it does not appear, it may need to be mapped. Consult a coworker to help with this) and find the folder titled "MACH", then select the folder, "MACH Map Layers". 

5. In this folder you see files with the Troop area and "County Borders" and other folders. The layers you will want will be in the "MACH folder, as well as in the Troop A and Troop B folders. 

6. Select a layer you want and click "open". Each layer has to be added individually. 

7. Once the layers are added in the "Map Layers" pop up box, you will check each one you want applied to your map. 

8. Once you have marked the desired layers selected, click close, and the layers should appear on your map.

The video below will also demonstrate these steps. 

Marking Abandoned Vehicles 

When a trooper or 99 unit calls in a motorist assist (10-62) and the vehicle is abandoned, it is helpful to mark it on the MACH map to show which ones have been marked and to track which ones need to be towed if they are still there. 

Marking a Vehicle 

1. Zoom in to the spot where the marker will need to be placed.  

2. In the column/box titled "Markers", select the disabled vehicle marker and place it on the appropriate spot. (Once you have placed it, and unclicked, it cannot be moved. You will have to delete it, and place a new one if it's in the wrong spot.) 

3. Once placed, you will fill in the information. In the "Name" box, you will put the location, year, color, make and model of the vehicle. In the "Description" box, you will need the state/plate #, CFS #, and the registered owners name. It is also beneficial to put any notes, such as if there is damage to vehicle in this spot. 

The following video also briefly demonstrates these steps.

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