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Welcome to the Seek and Find Guide
The online version of the Seek and Find Guide
exists in a Google map format to allow you interactive access to spiritual directors in specific geographic locations. You can find spiritual directors by ‘clicking, zooming, and dragging’ the map, or by using drop down menus and search boxes located at the top of the map. Informative text boxes guide you forward in seeking spiritual directors to interview.
Individual blue and white starburst symbols
will appear on the map when you zoom in on locations where spiritual directors are offering spiritual direction. Spiritual directors located in that map location will also be listed by name in the column to the left of the map.
Navigating the Map
Using the ‘click and drag’ function in the online Seek and Find Guide is easy. Simply click on the map with your mouse, hold the button down, and drag the map so that the location you are seeking is in the middle of the screen. A green circle with a plus sign will indicate that you will need to zoom in to display results of spiritual directors in that location.
You can use the compass navigation buttons located in the upper left-hand corner of the map to move the map up, down, left, or right, as well as the convenient ‘zoom in/zoom out’ bar located to the left of the map screen. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use it to zoom in or out.
Another easy way to navigate is by using the drop-down menus and search boxes located at the top of the map. These are located above the map. From left to right, the menus are ‘Select country’ and ‘Select State, Province, County, Territory’, and the search boxes are ‘Enter your location here’ and ‘Filter results’.
To select the desired country you wish to search, simply click on the ‘Select country’ drop-down menu to activate the menu list, and click the desired country.
The ‘Select State, Province, County, Territory’ menu works in conjunction with ‘Select country’ menu. After a country has been selected, the states, provinces, counties, and territories for that country will be available for selection in this drop-down menu. Click and drag the bar on the right hand side of the menu to find the desired location, and click it.
To quickly find a specific location you can use the ‘Enter your location here’ search function box. Words that are entered into this input field will be used to quickly navigate to your location. You can type in postal codes, countries, provinces, states, cities, etc. Enter your location and click ‘Search’. Anything that Google understands as a location should work, though it may not always provide accurate search results. Notice: since many places use duplicate names, you may need to search with more information.
The ‘Filter results’ search function box can be used to narrow search results based on specific terms, such as family name, spiritual affiliation, institution, city, etc. Enter a term into the input field, click ‘Search’, and the filter will return results in the location based on your specific criteria.
Explanations of the ‘Enter your location here’ and ‘Filter results’ search function boxes can also be found by clicking on the specific input field boxes to activate informative text boxes.
To access information about spiritual directors, click on the starbursts or click the name of the spiritual director on the list. This will zoom in further on the spiritual director’s location and open a text box listing name, location, telephone number, and spiritual affiliation, as well as expanded listings about spiritual directors for those directors who provide them.
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