Using the Locate page
- Click the 'Back' button in your browser to return to previous page.
- If the map doesn't display completely click the 'Refresh' button in your browser, or, if logged on click your 'view/cancel' toolbar button.
- If the map page is blank you may wish to try holding CTRL+SHIFT down whilst clicking the Refresh button in your browser. Or, try CTRL+F5 which works on most versions of Firefox and Explorer. This clears the cache and forces the page to fully re-load. This can be an occasional problem with Google Maps.
- You need a good broadband Internet connection for this to work well. If map loading is slow you may not have sufficient bandwidth.
- Zoom in or out using the + and - buttons on top left of map.
- You can scroll by dragging the map with your left mouse button down.
- Click buttons on top right to choose between normal map, aerial photography and 'hybrid' (a combination of both).
NotesEnter any search criteria in the box below map and click Locate. You can search using grid-references, postcodes (only the front part of this will work currently giving centroid of postcode district), roads, towns, place names etc. It may be helpful to construct a search as "road, town" or "road, town, county". If you are having problems with a location being found outside the UK add a , UK to the end of your search. Grid-references are located by their origin or lower left corner of the grid square. If the location can't be found then the caption at the top of map will show 'Location not found'. You can click a location marker to see details of that point.
Using locate in MarkupYou can add locations in markup (in blog posts and web pages on this site) using:
This will allow anyone to click a link and see this position on the Locate page.
Your 'position' can be a Grid-reference from 100km to 1m precission (TL to TL1234512345) no spaces, or a latitude and longitute as lat, lon in decimal degrees WGS84.
You can add an 'alternative' name for this location using [[locate:position|name]] - in this case the position will be found shown in the link as 'name'.
For example: [[locate:TL123456|My Location]] will render as My Location.
Go to Locate.