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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkOur centre is available for visits on a pre-booked basis on Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm. The Club’s activities and displays are also usually open to the public on the first Saturday of the month 11am - 4pm.

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Locate Help

The Locate page allows you to find locations and determine grid-references to a selected precision - and to visualise these against various background maps.

Enter any search criteria in the box below the map and then press enter, or click the Search button.  You can search using place names, street or road names, postcodes, and grid-references.  The most likely match is chosen to display and any other matches are listed below (from which you can select).  It may be helpful to construct a search as "place, county" to minimise the number of matches to common place names.  Up to 10 possible matches may be listed and any search is restricted to the UK.

The cursor below the map shows mouse position as a grid-reference.  You can choose the reported grid-reference precision from the selection on the left below the map.  Choose to view latitude and longitude additionally by selecting the option bottom right.

If you click anywhere on the map a grid-square at the selected precision will be shown and the grid-reference for this saved and shown in bold below the map.  You can select, right-click and copy this to paste elsewhere.

You can change underlying map layers from the button at the top right and zoom in and out with the "+" and "-" buttons at the top left.

Click the 'back' button on your web browser to return to the previous page.

Using locate in Markup

You can add locations in markup (in posts and web pages on this site) using:


This will allow anyone to click a link to see this position on the Locate page.

Your 'position' can be a grid-reference from 1m to 100km precision (no spaces) or, a latitude and longitude as lat, lon (in decimal degrees WGS84).

You can add an alternative 'name' for a position using [[locate:position|name]] and the position will be shown in the link as 'name'.

For example:

[[locate:TL123456]] will render as TL123456

[[locate:TL123456|My Location]] will render as My Location

both will locate to TL123456

Locate markup will also visualise any boundaries you have made with the Boundary Digitizer by giving the boundary name as:

[[locate:boundary name]]

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