The search allows you to find a location on the map by entering any part of an address. For best results provide as much information as possible (without commas). For example: Northgate House Northgate Halifax HX1 1UN will provide an exact match. Just typing in Market, the search will return all addresses containing the word Market. Use the scroll bar to view all search results.
Select any of the returned results to move the map to the selected address. The address will be highlighted in the map window. Select ‘clear this marker’ to collapse the address notification.
Any address that has been selected from any of the previous searches will be listed here. This is so you can revisit any previously selected address without creating a new search.
This tool allows you to zoom in and out of the map: it will enlarge or reduce any area of the map you wish to look at in more or less detail. Alternatively you can incrementally zoom in and out of the map with ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons. If you have a wheel mouse, you can also zoom in and out by moving your mouse wheel.
Move the arrow cursor and click and hold the zoom slider button with the left-hand mouse button, and drag towards the '+' button. Alternatively move the arrow cursor over the '+' button, click once with the left-hand mouse button to zoom in to the map
Move the arrow cursor and click and hold the zoom slider button with the left-hand mouse button, and drag towards the '-' button. Alternatively Move the arrow cursor over the '-' button, click once with the left-hand mouse button to zoom out of the map.
When using the slider button, a zoom description appears which indicates what kind of map detail to find at that zoom level.
It is also possible to zoom in/out of the map to a specified are. By holding down the shift key on the keyboard and clicking and holding the left hand mouse button, a zoom selection window can be dragged to create a selection area.
There are two ways to move around the map.
Move the arrow cursor anywhere in the map window. Using the left-hand mouse button, click and hold the map and then drag the map in any direction. The map will reload the new maps.
Alternatively, you may wish to use the navigation buttons, which are found above the zoom slider bar. The navigation buttons allow you to move the map North (top arrow), East (right arrow), South, (bottom arrow) and West (left arrow).
Depending on the business content of the chosen map, different kinds of maps are available to help view information. The choice of map can be found in the upper right corner of the map window.
OS map displays Ordnance Survey mapping in colour. OS map (mono) displays the same Ordnance Survey mapping, but in black and white. Aerial 2009 displays aerial photography of Calderdale as captured during the summer of 2009.
To activate select one the map buttons using the left hand button of your mouse.
The map window can be expanded to cover the full width of the screen. To the left of the map window is a small green arrow representing the tab which allows you to expand the map window. This tab will highlight green when a mouse cursor hovers over it. Click the left hand mouse button while the tab is highlighted green to expand the map window. To restore the map to its initial size, move the mouse cursor over the tab until it highlights green, and select the tab using the left hand mouse button.
This tool allows you to call up any information relating to a selected point/feature on the map (that is denoted in the Map Legend)
Pass the arrow cursor over a feature on the map and click once with the left-hand mouse button. Any stored information relating to this selected feature will appear in a bubble window. This, for example, may include a description of the feature. Much information has added value, by offering a link to further information. This could be a photograph or another web page for example. This is identified as a ‘Click to open’ blue underlined link and a small globe. Selecting this link will take you to the further information.
Where a long list of results is returned when using the information tool, use the scroll bars in the balloon window to view all results.
The Map Legend indicates to the user what the symbols on the map represent.
Information on the map can be switched on and off, depending on individual user requirements. Against each item in the Map Legend is a tick box. Unticking the item in the Map legend will temporarily make the corresponding information in the map window invisible. Ticking the item in The Map Legend will then make that corresponding item visible again.
To tick and untick items in the Map Legend, move the mouse cursor over the tick box, and select using the left hand mouse button. A tick denotes an item is visible, and no tick denotes an item is invisible.
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Last Updated: 23/04/2012