ATM Tips of the Day CONTENTS

Tip #1 - Incorrect street direction
Tip #2 - Cell Tower locations/Shortcuts
Tip #3 - Plotting Latitude/Longitude
Tip #4 - Finding a street/structure address without CAD
Tip #5 - Finding a street address range/agency without CAD




ATM Tip of the Day #1

Incorrect Street Directional

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ATM Tip of the Day #2

Cell Tower Locations

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ATM Tip of the Day #3

Plot latitude/longitude

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ATM Tip of the Day #4

Finding a street/structure address without CAD

Often times the problem with an unverified address is simple: the address range is incomplete; unfortunately if you put one of these addresses in CAD - for example 6256 Upper Parkway N - CAD will not recognize it and direct you to the Bypass screen. This can be a problem, obviously, we want to know where a caller or a squad is...!

So, here's a little tip, it may not work for all streets, surely it won't, but for many it will...Using the above example, try this...

In ATM, click on the "Find Address" button

In the popup-window enter just the street name in the "address" field - remember to use less (if you use the numbers, 6256 - you'll have the same problem as in CAD, no records) - so, for this example I would enter just "UPPER" and see what ATM returns...

In the images below you can see that ATM will give you a list of all street names containing "UPPER" - from here you can view the street names and address ranges; there are several choices you don't want, however there are two street names that look like they are what we are looking for..."UPPER PKWY N" (note the spelling of parkway is abbreviated, not uncommon in CAD/ATM!) - we are looking for 6256, but we can see that 6300 is the closest address range - that's as close as we can get - if you choose that, ATM will zoom you to that location; if you zoom in close enough to see the structures, addresses will be visible on the buildings - in the best case scenario, you may even be able to find the exact address in ATM even though it's not in CAD...!

Of course, you can use this tool to find the street number AND the street name if you think the problem may not be an address range problem but a street name problem, for example 4425 WOOL - (refer to ATM Tip of the Day #1)

You can do the same thing using the common place button, but you must use the first word, or part of the word, to do a search.

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ATM Tip of the Day #5

Finding a street address range and the correct agency without CAD

Scenario:

Someone gives you an address of 9600 S 29th, but CAD is not verifying the address. You have to bypass the call, but you still want to see if you can find the city... Follow these steps to find the correct agency to transfer to and at least get close to the area in question...

Start with the "Find Address" button...

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Last update: May 2009