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Complete user guide

This area of the site is aimed at assisting you in using the FIND tools and services on offer. Simply select a help topic from the dropdown list below to find out more about your topic of interest.


FIND a map

To find a location or address and display that area use the 'Find a map' box on the homepage and most other pages. The 'Find a map' box replaces the login box once you have successfully logged into FIND. In the box enter address details, a location or a British National Grid co-ordinate, as a way of locating your site of interest. Enter as much detail as possible for a quicker and more efficient search.

Some efficient search examples are:

Search typeExample
Door number, Road name, Town10, Downing Street, London
Full postcodeE4 7DU
British National Grid co-ordinates532053.8,181143.31

'FIND a Map' search panel

Address search results

Initiating an address search will open up a separate map screen. The search results will display as a drop down list within this screen. There is a scroll bar to the right of the address list, use this to view the entire list of search results. A maximum of 100 addresses will be returned per search; if you cannot find the location you were looking for simply refine your search by adding more detail into the black 'Find a map' search panel on map screen.

When you have found your required location or address in the results list, double click on the address to display a map of the area. At this point the viewing charge box will appear and you can select the map background you wish to view and accept the appropriate charge. Here you also have the opportunity to add a 'Project ref' and 'Sub ref' to your FIND session. Once you have accepted the viewing charge the requested map background will appear and an orange locator pin will identify your selected location.

FIND a Map
Why is there a viewing charge?
Locator pin functionality

Select a map view

This panel allows you to select your initial map background and appears once you have performed an address search for the first time, automatically opening the FIND Map Screen. There are six different map background options; the FIND Map, OS Plan, Street, Town, GB and Imagery. The maps all show different amounts of detail and are designed to be used for different types of work.

You need to insert a project reference and an optional sub reference at this point. These details link all charges incurred during your session and will be used as references on both the 'Orders' and 'Invoices' pages. These details can be changed at any time by clicking on the 'Edit' text in the top right of the map screen.

Why is there a viewing charge?
'Map View' panel
'Data Packages' panel

Edit your project reference details

If you wish to change the project reference and sub reference at any stage click on the 'Edit' text next to the project information on the right hand side of the top tool bar on the map screen.

Selecting a map view

Searching for a new location within the map screen

If you wish to view a new map area or address use the search field within the 'Find a map' panel at the top right of the map screen. Enter the details of the new address or co-ordinates and the search results will display as a drop down list. There is a scroll bar to the right of the address list, use this to view the entire list of search results. A maximum of 100 addresses will be returned per search; if you cannot find the location you were looking for simply refine your search by adding more detail into the black 'Find a map' search panel on map screen.

'FIND a Map' search panel
Address search results

Map scale and location

Below the map area the scale information box displays the current displayed map scale. The scale can be changed by typing directly into this box or by using the zoom tools available in the 'Map view' panel.

Also under the map area you can also see British National Grid co-ordinates, which define the location of the cursor when it is moved over the map area.

'Map view' panel
Zooming the map area
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