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PF Maps help

PF Maps is a restricted use computer mapping application that combines the mapping power of several map suppliers with location and other information about facilities, boundaries, and statistical information for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information in PF Maps is not available to the public. Views are restricted to users by their area of responsibility.

Contents

Available information

Available information includes Structures, Boundaries, and Demographics.

View a video introduction

Click here to view a video introduction to PF Maps.

Information sources

Facility and boundary information comes from the organizations responsible for the information. If information is not incorrect, contact the organization responsible for the information.


View, download, print, and correct information

You can view and download information, print maps and other information, and correct a facility location in your area of responsibility.

Find a word or term

To find the definition of a word or a term –

  1. In the Contents, scroll down to Glossary and click on the word or term you are looking for.

Or

Type the term or word in the Search box, then click the Search button.

PF Maps Settings

Navigation bar

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By using the Navigation Bar, you can:

View or hide layers

To view or hide layers, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar.

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Select the map type

To select what type of map to view:

  1. Click the Map Types icon on the Navigation Bar.

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  2. When the list of map types appears, click the name of the map type on the list and the map will change.
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Change layer settings

To change the Layer settings:

  1. Click the Layer Settings icon at the top of Layers:

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  1. Click the checkboxes next the settings you want.

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    The number of structures or facilities will appear on the map based on the zoom level.

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    Either the exact location of facilities will appear on the map or the approximate location with the structures clustered together.

  2. View the map and change settings as needed.

Hide layers

To hide the layers pane, click the Layer icon on the Navigation Bar.

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Show layers

To show the layers pane, click the Layer icon on the Navigation Bar.

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Zoom in

To zoom into an area on the map:

  • Click the mouse twice.
  • Click the plus (+) sign on the right of the zoom slider bar.

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  • Move the zoom slider bar to the right.

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  • Move the mouse over the Zoom slider bar and then click on one of the preset zoom choices on the Navigation Bar. They include:
  • Street level
  • City level
  • Regional level
  • Country level
  • World level

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Zoom out

To zoom out on the map:

  • Hold the Control key (Ctrl) down and click the mouse twice.
  • Click the minus (-) sign on the left side of the zoom slider bar.

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  • Move the zoom slider bar to the left.

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  • Move the mouse over the Zoom slider bar and then click on one of the preset zoom choices on the Navigation Bar. They include:
  • Street level
  • City level
  • Regional level
  • Country level
  • World level

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Move the map

To move the map:

  • Click and hold the left mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want the map to move.

Or

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Show/hide statistics

If you have a Stake/Ward Statistics box open on a map, you can hide or show the statistics box by clicking the Show/Hide Stake/Ward Statistics button on the Navigation Bar. See Stake and ward statistics for instructions.

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Correct a facility location

To correct the location of a facility:

  1. Click on the icon for a facility.
  2. Click the Move button.

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  3. Follow the instructions in the Move box to move the facility.

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  4. When the confirmation box opens, click the Ok button if the facility location is correct.

Use sketch tools

Instructions will be added in the near future.

Print a map

To print a map click the Print button on the Navigation Bar and enter the needed information in the print window that opens.

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View

View or hide layers

To view or hide layers, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar.

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View boundaries

To view boundaries:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the Boundaries layer.
  3. Click the checkbox next to the type of boundaries you would like to see on the map.
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Note: To clearly see the boundaries, you may have to zoom in or zoom out on the map.

View structure location information

To view the latitude and longitude information about a structure:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the checkbox next to the structure type you want to view.

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  3. To view meetinghouse information, click the checkbox next to Meetinghouses.
  4. Click the arrow next to Meetinghouses and a list of meetinghouse types will open.
  5. Click the checkboxes next to the meetinghouse types to remove or add the icons to the map.

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  6. When the icons appear on the map, click the icon for the structure, and the facility information box will open.

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View facility utilization

To view the utilization of a meetinghouse:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the arrow next to Meetinghouses and a list of meetinghouse types will open.

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  3. Click the checkboxes next to Future Sites, Design Phase, and Under Construction to remove them from the map.
  4. Click the checkbox next to the type of utilization you want to view. Only icons for the meetinghouses with the utilization you selected will appear on the map.

Filter meetinghouses

You can identify criteria to narrow the number of meetinghouses that will appear on a map by clicking on the Filter icon to the right of the meetinghouse category.

To see the Filter icon:

  1. Click the checkbox next to a property type or meetinghouse utilization category and a Filter icon will appear on the same line as the category title.

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  2. Click the Filter icon and a criteria box will open.

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  3. Enter information into the appropriate fields or click the appropriate filter selections. You can click any or all of the criteria available.
  4. Click the Apply button and the Criteria box will close and the appropriate icons will appear on the map.
  5. To clear the criteria, click the Filter icon to open the Criteria box.
  6. Click the individual settings to remove the category, or click the Clear button to clear all category selections.

View meetinghouse locations

To see meetinghouses or meetinghouse site locations on the map:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click Structures on the left side of the map.

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  3. Click the arrow next to Meetinghouses.

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  4. Click the checkbox next to the type of meetinghouse(s) or sites you would like to see and the icons for the facility type(s) will appear on the map.

View member density

Member density is indicated by the size of dots on the map. When you zoom into a map, the smallest dot represents a member household.

The purpose of the member density is to view a representation of the number of members that live in close proximity to each other.

To view member density:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the Demographics layer.

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  3. Click the checkbox next to Member Density and the member density dots will appear on the map
  4. Click the arrow next to Member Density to view what the dots on the map represent.

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View or download stake and ward attendance and growth information

To view or download a Stake Growth Chart containing attendance and growth statistics for the last 12 quarters:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the Structures layer on the left side of the map if Structures are not visible.

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  3. Click the checkbox next to the type of meetinghouse(s) you would like to see and the icons for the meetinghouses will appear on the map.

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  4. Click a meetinghouse icon to view the meetinghouse information and a facility information box will open.

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  5. Click the Details link under the name of the stake to open the Stake Growth Chart.

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  6. To download the Stake Growth Chart, click on the Export to .csv file button Exporttocvsbutton.png at the top of the information box.
  7. When the Save As box opens, fill in the information needed (file name, file type, and save location) and the file will be saved to your computer. You can then open it with a spreadsheet program.

View or download stake and ward statistics

You can view the following stake and ward statistics:

  • Total members
  • Average sacrament meeting attendance
  • High Priests
  • Elders
  • Total Melchizedek Priesthood
  • Prospective Elders
  • Men
  • Women
  • Young Men
  • Young Women
  • Children

To view those statistics:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the Boundaries layer.

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  3. Click the checkbox next to the type of stake or ward boundaries you want.
  4. Click inside the boundaries of the stake or ward for which you want to view the statistics. An information box will open with either a list of units available or the name the stake and ward. You may have to zoom into the area on the map to view the boundaries.

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  5. Click the 'Statistics button or click the name of the ward for which you want statistics and the statistics box will open.

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  6. If you are viewing statistics for a ward, you can click the Add all Wards link to view the statistics for all units in the stake.

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  7. To download the Statistics,, click the Export to .csv file button Exporttocvsbutton.png at the top of the information box.
  8. When the Save As box opens, fill in the information needed (file name, file type, and save location) and the file will be saved to your computer. You can then open it with a spreadsheet program.

View and export statistics for two or more wards or stakes

To view statistics for several stakes or wards:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Zoom to the area where you want to view the statistics.
  3. Click the Show/Hide Stake/Ward Statistics on the Navigation Bar and a blank Stake/Ward Statistics box will open.

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  4. Click the Select units on the map to import button and the cursor will become a dot.

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  5. Draw a box around the units for which you want to import the statistics and PF Maps will gather and display the statistics in the Stake/Ward Statistics box.
  6. To download the Statistics,, click the Export to .csv file button Exporttocvsbutton.png at the top of the information box.
  7. When the Save As box opens, fill in the information needed (file name, file type, and save location) and the file will be saved to your computer. You can then open it with a spreadsheet program.

Note: You can add other units by following steps 1-4 again. You can also remove units by clicking on the minus sign on the right side of a unit's row. The totals at the bottom of the Stake/Ward Statistics box will change as you add or remove units from the list.

View stake demographics

The Demographics layer allows you to view the density of members on the map and how the stake growth.

To view stake demographics:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.

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  2. Click the Demographics layer.
  3. Click the checkbox next to Member Density' to view member density on the map.
  4. Click the down arrow next to Member Density to see how member density is displayed on the map.

View stake growth

To view Stake growth:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.
  2. Click the Demographics layer.
  3. Click the arrow next to Stake Growth to see the colors that represent the different growth amounts.
  4. If the growth colors are not visible on the map, zoom into the map.

View structure or facility icons on a map

To see structures or facility locations on the map:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.
  2. Click Structures to open a list of structures.
  3. Click the button(s) next to the type of layer(s) you would like to see and the icon for the facility type(s) will appear on the map.

View structure information

To view structure information:

  1. If Layers are not visible on the left side of the map, click the Layers button on the Navigation Bar and the available layers will appear.
  2. Click Structures to open a list of structures.
  3. Click the button(s) next to the type of layer(s) you would like to see and the icon for the structure type(s) will appear on the map.
  4. Click on the structure for which you want information and box will open with the available information.

View meetinghouse information

The meetinghouses layer allows you to view the following information:

Property

  • Building type
  • Year Built
  • Lot Size
  • Address
  • Coordinates
  • Parking (spaces) Offsite
  • Parking (spaces) Onsite

Building

  • Utilization (the number of units it built for/the number of units using the building
  • Chapel Capacity
  • Pulpit View Capacity (the number of people who can see the pulpit from their seat)
  • Teaching Areas
  • Interior Size
  • Stake Center (Yes for a stake center or No for not a stake center

Units

  • Stake name and unit number
  • Growth (with link to statistical details for the stake)
  • A list of wards or branches using the building

Glossary

Areas

The world is divided into geographic areas for Church administration purposes. Area boundaries are brown.


As Built Link

The As Built Link provides a way to view information, plans, and drawings for meetinghouses.

When you click the As Built Link, the As-Built Catalog: Property Details window opens. The information available will vary with each building.

Where plans are available, there are links to electronic copies of plan drawings.

Boundaries

Boundary types include:

Coordinating councils

Coordinating councils are groups of stakes in a geographic area. Stake presidents make up the council and meet periodically to coordinate Church efforts. The boundaries are purple.

Demographics

Demographics, or the distribution and density of members in a stake, can be viewed on the map. The dots on the map represent the concentration of members in an area.

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FM Groups

Facilities Management (FM) Groups are groups within the Meetinghouse Facilities Department which are responsible for maintenance of meetinghouses and other Church facilities. They are usually grouped by geographic area. The boundaries are magenta.

Fully utilized meetinghouses

Fully utilized meetinghouses are used by the number of units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are yellow.

Layers

Layers are types of information that can be viewed on a map.

Layers include:

Meetinghouse utilization

Meetinghouse Utilization identifies whether a meetinghouse is being used by the number of wards or branches it is designed to accommodate.

  • Under indicates meetinghouses that are used by fewer units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are blue.
  • Fully indicates meetinghouses that are used by the number of units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are yellow.
  • Over indicates meetinghouses that are used by more units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are red.
  • No units indicates meetinghouses that are not being used by any Church units. The icons for these meetinghouses are gray.
  • Unknown indicates that there is no information available for these meetinghouses. The icons for these meetinghouses are pink.

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Missions

Mission boundaries are red.

Meetinghouses

Meetinghouse information is divided into the following categories:

No units

No units is a category of meetinghouses that are not being used by any Church units. The icons for these meetinghouses are gray.

Other stakes

Other Stakes identify stakes for specific language groups or those with particular needs. The boundaries are green. Other stakes include units listed below.

  • English
  • French
  • Military
  • Spanish
  • Student married
  • Student single
  • Tongan
  • YSA

Other wards

Other Wards identify specific language groups or those with particular needs. The boundaries are yellow. They include:

  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Care centers
  • Chinese
  • Deaf
  • English
  • Fijian
  • French
  • French YSA
  • German
  • Hatian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Karen
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Mandarin
  • Marshallese
  • Military
  • Native American
  • Niuean
  • Portuguese
  • YSA
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Single Adult
  • Spanish
  • Spanish YSA
  • Student married
  • Student
  • Student Single
  • Swahili
  • Tagalong
  • Tongan
  • Tongan YSA
  • Vietnamese

Over utilized meetinghouses

Over utilized meetinghouses are used by more units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are red.

Restricted use

A restricted use application is one that limits access or views based on rights granted to the user. PF Maps is a restricted use computer program. Rights to access information in PF Maps are based on a geographic area or responsibility. To request access to PF Maps, contact the PF Maps administrator.

Stake growth

Stake growth is the percent the stake has increased in population during the past year.

Stake growth is indicated on a map by the following colors:

Light Blue: Declining growth (less than 0% growth). Light green: Low growth (0% to 2.9% growth). Light yellow: moderate growth (3% to 6.9% growth). Light pink: High growth (greater than 7% growth).

Stake growth chart

A stake growth chart is a chart that lists all units in the stake and the growth (or decline) in membership and attendance for the last 12 quarters. Information on the chart comes from the quarterly report submitted by the wards.

To view or download a stake growth chart, follow the instructions in View stake and ward attendance and growth statistics.

Stake/Ward Statistics

Stake/Ward Statistics includes the following information as defined in the Quarterly Report submitted by wards and branches each quarter:

  • Total number of members.
  • Average Sacrament meeting attendance.
  • High Priests.
  • Elders.
  • Total number of Melchizedek Priesthood holders.
  • Total number of Prospective Elders.
  • Total number of men.
  • Total number of women.
  • Total number of Young Men
  • Total number of Young Women
  • Total number of Children

Stakes

Stakes are regular residential stakes. The boundaries are green.

Structures

Structures and Church facilities viewable on PF Maps include:

  • Meetinghouses
  • Family Search Centers
  • Historic Places
  • Institutes
  • LURCS (Local Unit Recreation Centers)
  • Pavilions
  • Recreational Camps
  • Seminaries
  • Tabernacles
  • Temples
  • Visitors Centers
  • Bishop storehouses
  • Canneries
  • Deseret Industries
  • Employment Centers
  • Home Storage Centers
  • LDS Family Services

Under utilization meetinghouses

Under utilized meetinghouses are used by fewer units than they were built to contain. The icons for these meetinghouses are blue.

Unknown meetinghouse utilization

Information about the utilization of these meetinghouse is unknown. The icons for these meetinghouses are pink.

Utilization

See Meetinghouse Utilization

Wards

Ward are regular residential wards. The boundaries are orange.

This page was last modified on 17 October 2011, at 14:38.

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