Map viewer

Zoom and Pan


Pan - cursor

To move the map click and hold the left mouse button and drag the map to a new location.

Pan arrows

You can also move the map North, South, East or West using the pan arrows. These can be found on the top left hand corner of the map.

Cursor keys

The third option to scroll (pan) up, down, left, or right is to use the cursor keys.

Zooming in and out


To see the map with more detail you need to zoom in. You can do this by using the mouse wheel.

Zoom bar

Click the Plus sign on the top of the bar to zoom in or the Minus sign on the bottom of the zoom bar. Alternatively, click and drag the dot in the middle.

Zoom area

You can also move and zoom to a specific area by using the right mouse button. Click the right button, and drag the mouse to create a selection area where you want to zoom in.

To centre and zoom in on a location, double click the location.

Basemap layers

A basemap provides a background of geographical context for the content you wish to display on the map. When you create a new map, you can choose which basemap you want to use.


You can change the basemap at any time by selecting one from the tabs, or by using a custom layer as the basemap.

There are several basemaps available for use, including satellite imagery and WMS.

Basemap tabs

To change the basemap, click on the tab in the top-right corner of map area and select the basemap you want to use.


Other functionality

Map scale

The scale of the map is shown in the bottom-left corner and varies according to the zoom level. The scale bar visually shows the relationship between distances on the map and the real world. The scale length and numbers get adjusted as the map is zoomed in or out.



The geographic coordinates of the mouse pointer (as it is moved about the map) are displayed in the bottom left hand corner of the map screen.

coordinate bar