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Using maps on the website

What maps are available on the website?

All online mapping systems can be found on our maps page.

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How do I use the maps on the website?

There are a few different types of mapping systems on the website, and they all work a little differently. Please read the guidance below for each style of map:

Using the directory finder maps

Using the 'Bing' mapping system, our 'finder maps' form part of 'directories of information' on the website which list large amount of information by service type. Here are just a few:


These directories are simple to use and allow you to search by either:

Using postcode search

This search allows you to enter part of your address (or any address) to find services near by.  For example, enter a postcode of 'HU179BA' into the 'Postcode' box, select a distance of 3 miles from the 'Within (miles)' drop down list and click search. This will show all of the records within 3 miles of that postcode.

Using keyword search/show all

This will show a list of all items in this particular directory. Twenty results are shown per page, with their corresponding locations shown on the map.
If you know the name of the service or place you are searching for, you can search by 'keyword'.


Silverlight maps

Please note: Silverlight maps do not work on mobile devices.

Using a Microsoft Silverlight plugin, these Ordnance Survey data maps allow you to find street-based information about salting routes, work being done to the street and green bin collection routes:

To pan - click, hold and drag your mouse to move the map. Alternatively, move your mouse over the bottom left of the map and some controls will appear. Use the arrow keys to move up, down, left or right.

To zoom - click, hold and scroll the wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out of the map. Alternatively, move your mouse over the bottom left of the map and some controls will appear. Use the '+' and '-' keys to zoom in and out.

Binoculars icon - You can either drag the screen to pan the map, or click on the binoculars icon to search by postcode.

Silverlight maps not displaying?

To use the map, you will need a plug-in called Microsoft Silverlight installed on your computer. 

Install Microsoft Silverlight (external website)

Once installed, simply click and drag your mouse to pan across the map (just like using Google Maps) or use the navigation tools in the bottom left hand corner of the map.

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