This site is a component of the Oxford-University of Mississippi Intelligent Transportation Project (OUMITS). The information provided on this site is currently for demonstration purposes only and intended to help gauge the usefulness of an Internet based GIS data delivery system. The site is currently under construction and may undergo changes as needed with little or no warning.

The Data illustrated on the site is not currently available for distribution.

Data validity and legal disclaimer: The OUMITS project, the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and any employees, agents or personnel, make no warranty or claim of accuracy for use of this site for any particular purpose, expressed or implied. Users of this information accept the information AS IS, with any known or unknown errors and faults and assume all responsibility for use. Users also agree to hold the OUMITS project, the City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and any employees, agents or personnel, harmless from and against any damage, loss or liability arising from any use of the information.

System Requirements: The browser technology used for this site has been designed for use with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.5 and above. Netscape 6.02 is also supported. Future versions may require the installation of Java but the current configuration is HTML based.

The site is best viewed using high screen resolution (greater than 800x600) and 32bit color settings. Additionally, it is recommended that a broad band internet service (cable or DSL) be used to view the site.

About the site: The site utilizes ESRI's ArcIMS Software - a web based internet map service which allows the viewing and manipulation of GIS data sets without the installation of GIS software on client (user's) computers. In the current configuration, once accessed, the site transfers an "applet" to the user's browser which enables the browser to interact with the GIS data. The user may then use the available tools to perform various actions such as zooming in/out, panning, turning layers on and off, and even printing. The data viewed in the map portion of the browser is a JPG rendering of the GIS data processed and then sent to the user's browser through the internet. Each action taken by the user which results in changes to the map display causes a "new" image to be generated and sent to the user.


  1. Click the available link on this page and a new browser will be opened. If you have third-party software program often referred to as a "pop-up ad blocker" you may need to be prepared to disable it. These ad blocker programs often work by limiting the number of browser windows you have open and will prevent the opening of the IMS website. The transfer of the applet and the initial access to the page may take some time, during which the activity indicator in the upper right corner of the browser may "not" be active. Please be patient, if there is a problem with the site, the error should appear within a few seconds. On slow internet connections the initial loading of the page may exceed 30 seconds or more.

  2. Map controls are on the left side of the browser and include many common items. Placing your mouse cursor over the tool will result in the description of that tool at the bottom of the browser window. Please note, though some tools are available, their functionally is dependent upon the GIS data layers illustrated on the right side of the browser page.

  3. GIS data layers and imagery are listed on the right side of the browser. You should take note of the "Visible and Active" columns. You may turn layers on and off by checking or un-checking the "Visible" box and then clicking "Refresh Map." Some of the map tools and controls require that a layer be "active." Clicking in the active "circle" will make that layer the current "active" layer. Functions such as find, buffer, and identify require and active layer.

  4. Some layers such as the imagery and aerial photography are very large data files and require extensive processing therefore they are only visible when zoomed in at fine scales. Also some features such as building names and labels are also scale dependent and will only be visible when zoomed into or below that scale.

  5. Do not use any browser window functions such as the back and forward buttons to interact with the website. The browser window that opens will have those buttons removed but some internet capable keyboards and or mice may still have those functions. Only use the "refresh map" button and the provide navigation tools. Use of other browser functions may require the reloading of the webpage.

  6. Please understand that every action taken that changes the map will result in a "new" image appearing. This process results in a request being made by the user's computer "to" the IMS server, the IMS server processing the request and generating a new image, and then the new image being sent via the internet back to the user's browser. The duration of this process can vary dramatically depending on IMS server loads and internet connection speeds.

Click here to continue and open the ArcIMS page.

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