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New releases - June 2009

FIND is continually growing with new data and reports. So if you have any ideas or suggestions at all about our site, please just call our Support Team on 0845 521 1410 or email: support@findmaps.co.uk

New prices

FIND Map/OS Plan/OS MasterMap new prices:
  • 3ha print (A4) at 1:1250 scale is £15, 5ha print (A4) 1:1250 scale is £18.
  • MasterMap export band '11-40 ha' now £6.60 per ha, band '41-100 ha' now £6.10 per ha.

Key benefit

Reduce your mapping and export costs, pay for the areas you need without waste when submitting maps to local planning authorities.

New functionality

Save project (views and prints)
  • This new feature allows you to save both views and prints as a project during a FIND session for later recall.
  • Saving includes the map background, any layers that were turned on and annotations added.
  • Projects can either be saved publicly, allowing all account users access, or privately, allowing only you access.

Key benefit

Bookmark your project site and work on annotations collaboratively with colleagues. Quickly revisit map views without incurring additional costs (subject to some restrictions).
Print enhancements
  • New A4 small, standard and large print sizes.
  • Print to JPEG as well as PDF.

Key benefit

Make significant savings by using more efficient map print sizes and still meet minimum standards for planning authorities.
Toolbar enhancement: Snap to nodes and merge multiple boundaries on the FIND Map
  • Draw annotations by snaping to nodes (points) on the FIND Map or OS Plan, such as building outline or garden. Simply hold down 'Crtl' on your keyboard to display nodes and snap to them while using the 'Draw the line or shape' tool.
  • Outline the boundary of any feature on the FIND Map or OS Plan map. Select the 'Outline boundary' tool from the toolbar. Click on the map over your target polygon, and the shape will draw automatically. Hold down 'Shift' to select and merge multiple features.

Key benefit

Easily and quickly create map annotations that overlay the underlying FIND Map. Ideal for drawing a plot around a property or highlighting important map features.
Toolbar enhancement: Measure and label a map annotation
  • Measure and label the area, length and radius of any annotation you have created.

Key benefit

Easily measure map annotations you have created with little fuss. The toolbar always displays the dimensions of any annotation while you draw.

New data and reports

Protected views report
  • A report unique to FIND created in house using planning documentation provided by local and regional planning authorities.
  • This report shows the extent of each protected view for up to six hectares around your site over the FIND Map.

Key benefit

The report can be used for preliminary site assessment providing an identification of restrictions that may affect development.
National Flood Risk Assessment 2008 (released 25th of June)
  • Environment Agency's new improved National Flood Risk Assessment 2008 (NaFRA) released 25th of June 2009.
  • Four times the resolution of the previous NaFRA model.
  • Standard dataset for determining categories of flood risk in the insurance industry.
  • Key in implementing the Association of British Insurers (ABI) flood agreement with the government.

Key benefit

Instantly view a sites flood risk using the latest Environment Agency flood model over OS maps for business and commercial use.
Updated aerial photography of London for 'Imagery' map background
  • Getmapping's most up to date and detailed aerial imagery of London is now available on the FIND's 'Imagery' background.
  • Captured during September 2008 this new imagery covers the whole of central London stretching from Heathrow and the M25 in the West to the Thames Estuary in the East.
  • The imagery was captured using the latest digital camera technology providing rich colour definition and ground detail.

Key benefit

The image resolution makes it possible to see very fine detail right down to road markings and street furniture.

Other

Ordnance Survey Paper Map Copying Licence
  • Copy unlimited amounts of original Ordnance Survey mapping to support day-to-day business administration.

Key benefit

Make copies of Ordnance Survey maps subject to licence terms and conditions. Meet industry standard best practice guidelines.
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