Find it in Sutton
See our new mapping system, and use it to find local information, services, your ward councillor & more...
Use our mapping system now, or read on for helpful hints.
'Find It' interactive mapping system is becoming essential to understanding what is going on and available within our neighbourhood. This in turn helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at our data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.
Some of the benefits of using 'Find it' are:
- 'Find It' puts geographic information at your fingertips, it provides a way for residents or the public at large to view information about their community in a geographic context.
- 'Find It' improves communication between the local authority and the public with the ability to search for your schools, local councillors, doctors, cash points, addresses and other points of interest within the Borough.
- 'Find It' can make large spatial data sets easy to access for the average user without a lot of computing power. No plug-in or special software installation is required to view and work with 'Find It' maps.
- 'Find It' is quick and easy to use and can effectively help convey information to members of the public.
- 'Find It' can help you understand how climate change is affecting your neighbourhood.
- 'Find It' gives you the ability to send map links via email, save maps as jpeg images or to zoom to a specific area of an interactive map.
How do I locate the Borough Boundaries?
The map will open into a default view (one which doesn't include any search results) which has the borough boundary on it. You may have to zoom out from the original view to find the boundary lines. Any subsequent map selection (if you are searching for a particular location/building) will also include the borough boundaries.
How do I search for an address?
- First, choose what address details you want to search by.
- You can search by Property Number, Street Name, Town or Postcode.
- For this example we will use 24 Denmark Road Carshalton SM5 2JG.
- At the top left corner of the screen you will see a button, position your mouse cursor over it and left mouse click.
- A drop down list will appear of common searches people may want but for this we will just click the top one, , hover your mouse cursor over it and left mouse click.
- A 'Find Addresses' box will appear on your screen, left mouse click on the 'Enter a Postcode or Road Name' box and type in either the Property Number, Street Name, Town or Postcode of the location you want to find.
- For this example we will type in SM5 2JG.
- Once you have typed in what you want to search for a 'Results' window will appear on the right hand side of the screen with all the addresses that match your search criteria.
- You now have four options you can choose from.
- The first of the three options is 'Go to Location' represented by a symbol, this will show your location from high above the borough.
- The second option is 'More information' this is represented by a symbol. By clicking this will bring up an information box showing you the UPRN number, the Name, Street Number, Street, Town, Postcode and Ward of the given location.
- The third option is 'Zoom to Location' represented by a symbol. This will zoom into your location to show the street and some of the surrounding area around your location.
- Finally, the last option is 'Show Location Report' represented by the . This will open the 'Find my nearest' database which allows you to see which services are local to the address selected. For instance, you can find out where the local leisure centre or GP Surgery is.
- If you wish to search for another address repeat steps 4, 5 and 6.
How do I move around the map?
Moving around the map if very simple to do.
- The first way to move around the map is to search for an address that is near to what you are looking for.
- The second method to move around the map is even simpler, you just left click anywhere on the map and drag the mouse in the opposite direction to where you want to go.
- Occasionally you may drag the map faster then your computer can load it meaning you will have to stop and wait for a minute while your computer finishes loading the next section of the map then you can carry on dragging the map.
How do I zoom in & out on the map?
Zooming in and out of the map is also relatively simple.
- At the top left of the screen below the 'Find on Map' button you will see two magnifying glasses and scrollable rectangle on a line in between them. You will also see a square with another square inside it.
- To zoom in on the map simply position your mouse cursor over the symbol and left mouse click now drag your mouse upwards and the map will zoom or you can just click on the symbol and the map will zoom.
- To zoom out repeat step 20 but instead of dragging the symbol upwards, drag it downwards or you can click on the symbol and the map will zoom out.
- The symbol (below the symbol) is the zoom by rectangle tool, to use it hover your mouse over the symbol and left mouse click now you can draw your rectangle (This tool is best used when zoomed out quite far from the map and you know where you want to look).
- Now put your cursor anywhere on the map and left mouse click, this will plant one corner of a rectangle down on the map, now you have to left mouse click somewhere else on the map to form a rectangle.
- When you left mouse click for the second time the map will zoom into that square and will fill the main screen with what you fenced in with the shape you made.
How do I view additional council information?
- To view additional council information about the borough, hover your mouse cursor over the button and left mouse click.
- A drop down list will appear allowing you to choose from a number of different points of interest in the borough from Allotments and Car Parks to Polling Stations and Grit Bins.
- Left mouse click one of the options and a 'Find' box will appear.
- From this you can select , 'On Current Map', 'in specified area...' or 'Called' from a drop down menu by hovering the mouse cursor over the down arrow and left mouse clicking.
- By clicking on the 'On Current Map' button and then clicking on search a box will appear on the right side of the screen telling you how many and where the option you searched for is on the map part you are looking at.
- By clicking on the 'in specified area...' button three options will appear, clicking on any of these options changes your mouse into a + and allows you to draw an area on the map that you wish to search (you can choose from custom drawn area, rectangular area and circular area).
- Clicking on the 'Called' button another text box will appear below the option you chose, this allows you to type in the name of, say, the allotment you want to find on the map and search for it.
- Multiple search options can be displayed on the map at one time.
How do I print a map?
- To print a map, position you mouse cursor over the button at the top of the screen and left mouse click.
- You may get a warning message at this point but don't worry this is normal.
- Select from the drop down menu the size of the paper and if you want it landscape or portrait.
- Left mouse click on the print button below the drop down menu and wait until a 'File Download' box appears.
- From this box you can choose to save the map to your computer or open it.
- Choosing 'Save' from the options brings up the save as box. Save the map to a place you want then open it and print from there.
- Choosing 'Open' from the options cuts out step 38 and just lets you open the map document and print from there.
Other Map Functions
There are also some other features you can perform on the map, these are:
- Email Link
- Map Type
- UDP Key
- Clear Map
- Left clicking the button will open email software on your computer and paste in the message box 'Here is a link to the map' and then the URL of the map.
- Clicking on will open up a Save box allowing you to choose from a drop down menu of ways you can save the map. You can choose from 'save to favourites', 'save as PNG image' or 'save as JPG image'.
- Clicking will drop a menu down about types of view you can have of the map, you can choose from 'Aerial Photo' or 'Ordinance Survey'. You can also choose 'Historical Epoch' leading you to another drop down menu allowing you to choose from a variety of eras to view the map.
- will, when clicked, open a pop up that shows the key to the colours on the map.
- When you click if you have any symbols on the map they will disappear.