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Welcome to the new and improved Seek and Find Guide
The new 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 have also been created to guide you forward in seeking spiritual directors to interview.
Using the 'click and drag' function on the Seek and Find Guide is easy. Simply click on the map with your mouse 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. To zoom in, click on the green circle. Alternatively, you can use the compass located in the upper left-hand corner of the screen 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.
Individual 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 be listed below the map. To access information about spiritual directors, drag your cursor over a particular starbust to activate the name of the director, or click on 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 with that feature. Note: To protect the privacy of spiritual directors, all locations for spiritual directors are approximate.
Another easy way to locate Spiritual Directors in the new Seek and Find Guide is by using the drop down menus and search function boxes located at the top of the map. There are two drop down menus and two search function boxes located at the top of the Seek and Find Guide that perform specific functions. 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. Click and drag the bar on the right hand side of the menu until you have located the desired country highlighted in blue (countries are listed in alphabetic order). Click on the country name to zoom in on the 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 the bar on the right hand side of the menu to find the desired location. Click on the location to zoom in on that area.
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. Anything that Google understands as a location will work to navigate quickly and easily. Enter your location and click 'Search'. Caution: 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.
We hope you enjoy the new and improved version of the Spiritual Directors International Seek and Find Guide.
If you have suggestions or issues, please send your comments to office (at) sdiworld.org