Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I print a map?
- How do I use a map?
- How do I Contact Free Map Tools?
- Can a tool be used to do XYZ instead?
- A Tool isn't Working for me
This moves the map up and down and from side to side. Much like sliding a page around on a desk in front of you. Click and hold the map using your left mouse button and then move your mouse to move the map OR use the pan buttons :
Simply click on one of the arrows to map the map along in that direction by one notch.
Use the slider along the left hand side to zoom the map in or out :
This will make an area larger so that you can see more detail.
Use the Map Type Buttons to change the type of map displayed :
The 3 buttons show the following views:
- Map - A simple view that shows land, water, borders, cities and roads
- Satellite - A real life image of the area in question captured from a satellite. Some areas of the earth have a higher resolution than others such as large cities or tourist attractions.
- Hybrid - A combination or Map and Satellite views
If you wish a tool do something similar but slightly different or in a different way please contact Free Map Tools using the online contact form. We do respond to most queries even if the answer is no!
How do I Contact Free Map Tools?
The best way to contact Free Map Tools is to use the online form. Remember to include your email address if you require a response. All efforts are made to respond to all enquires as soon as possible.
There have been reports of maps not loading in IE6. The suggestion is to:
- wait a bit longer as occasionally IE6 will say "Done" when it is still loading (slowly)
- lower your Internet security settings to allow active scripts (see this guidance)
If you are still having problems then please contact us as described below
If something on this website does not appear to be working then we do want to hear from you. Please contact Free Map Tools via email. Remember to include your email address if you require a response. Please provide details of..
- The page you are on (the URL address)
- The error/problem you are experiencing
- What you have done to make this happen
- What web browser are you using Internet Explorer / Firefox / Opera / Safari...
- What OS do you have Windows XP / Windows Vista / Mac / Debian Linux ...
- A screen shot of the problem
All efforts are made to respond to all enquires as soon as possible, but please remember that Free Map Tools guarantees nothing is terms of support, only our good will to help users out.
Previous Comments For This Page
Great tool. I'm using to calculate the area of a country park that is looked after by a community group. As already asked, it would be great to save all the marker coordinates. (using Firefox v24 and cannot click to see the answer to a similar request)
By Alan on 03/11/2013
I don't see counties marked. That would help me tremendously.
By Barb on 22/10/2013
Would like to see this work with Canadian postal codes
Great Tool. Thanks so much!
Great tool, would like to save all the marker coordinates, is this possible?
Is it possible to save the result, either within Free Map Tools or (preferably) Google Maps?
By Ed on 30/10/2012
Useful tool... How do you put an inner AND outer circle on together?
By Jade on 23/10/2012
Hi...great site...but how can I plot more than one postcode (to show the area covered by a community consultation for example)? be really good to see our reach in certain areas. From Julia@plumb-associates.com
By Julia Plumb on 22/10/2012
Is there a way to get the Webservices for nearest zip codes.
Is there a way to see if a certain address is located in a radius I have created?
Very useful/helpful... I just hope one can redirect output to a txt/csv file.
By Regino Villanueva on 09/01/2012
Ipad app maybe?
By nate on 26/12/2011
How do I undo a click?
how do i get the map full screen so i can see all of one post code at street level.
By martin. on 12/10/2011
@Gerri, not sure if this would be of use - lists postcode districts.
By the way, the radius tool is fab! Thanks!
By stu on 15/03/2011
Brilliant site, is their a site for average fuel usage
By David on 17/02/2011
I want to know the postcodes in a specific county. Can you help?
By Gerri on 23/11/2010
Need this map to show exact distance bettween two points but not as the crow flies but if i was walking or driving and following a path
How accurate is this tool??
Great tool. I'd like to be able to export the resulting zip code numbers into an excell spreadsheet...Anyone?
By Dave on 16/09/2010
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