Using the map tools you can interact with the map and the layers displayed to find out information about an area. Tools are available in the toolbar, around the map surround and in the work panel on the left side of the page. It is also possible to navigate around the map using keyboard shortcuts.
The map tools are selected by clicking on the relevant button in the toolbar. The button will change to indicate which tool is active. The tool can then be used by clicking on the map itself.
The zoom in tool is used to zoom in on the map to view a smaller area in more detail i.e. at a larger scale. It can be used either as a zoom box or point zoom. Clicking and dragging on the map will allow you to draw the outline of a zoom box. On releasing the mouse button the map will redraw at the extent specified by the box. Alternatively, clicking at a single point on the map will zoom in on that point.
The zoom out tool is used to zoom out of the map to view a larger area in less detail i.e. at a smaller scale. It can be used either as a zoom box or point zoom. Clicking and dragging on the map will allow you to draw the outline of a zoom box. On releasing the mouse button the map will redraw zoomed out at the extent specified by the box. Alternatively, clicking at a single point on the map will zoom out from that point.
The pan tool is used to move around the map. Clicking and dragging the map with the pan tool allows you to pick up the map and move it round. On releasing the mouse button the map will redraw in the new location. Alternatively clicking a single point on the map will redraw the map centered on this point.
The zoom bar tool is used to zoom in and out of the map. By clicking at different points along the bar the map will zoom in and out accordingly. Hovering over a specific bar will show the scale that it will zoom to e.g. 1:50000.
The set location tool (specific to ‘On The Map’ tab) is used to set the selected location of LocalView and thus customise the information displayed in the tabs. For more information see Retrieving information based on location. The tool is used by clicking a single point on the map. The point will be highlighted and the selected location text in the help bar updated. You can then move through the LocalView tabs to explore the results.
The mark fault location tool (specific to ‘Report A Fault’ tab) is used to place the location of a fault on the map. The tool is used by clicking a single point on the map which will highlight the specified spot. To ensure that information is recorded accurately a location can only be marked on the map once the map is displayed at an appropriately detailed scale. Use the zoom in tools to move in to this scale. It will tell you if you are too far out. If you wish to change the position simply select the tool again, click again on the map and the point will be updated. To accept the fault location click the ‘Accept fault location’ button; this is only activated after you have marked the location on the map.
In the area surrounding the map are a series of directional arrows. By clicking on one of these arrows the map will be redrawn in a new location reflecting a move in the direction of the arrow.
Map navigation using keyboard shortcuts
The following keyboard shortcuts are available to navigate around the map
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