Frequently Asked Questions
- Can 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
TH, How Far Can I Travel uses a database of roads and some additional walking routes, but it wont be comprehensive so there will be limitations.
By Free Map Tools on 02/09/2015
HI there, does the "how far can I travel" walking setting take into account specific walking routes or is it just run on the A/B & minor roads?
By TH on 02/09/2015
Hi Jon, I assume you are talking about the page Radius Around a Point on a Map. Please expand [Colours and Line Thickness], under [Fill Colour], choose the [Clear] option.
By Free Map Tools on 28/07/2015
How does one remove the radius shading so the map can be clearly viewed on the iPhone 6 version?
By Jon on 28/07/2015
Hi Alan, this is not possible, but out of interest, on which page would you like this to happen?
By Free Map Tools on 17/03/2015
How do I just enter specific zip codes and have only them appear as a pin
By alan on 17/03/2015
May I ask give me some information about the method of population calculation. Thanks
By Rita on 26/02/2015
Curiously, almost anywhere you are on habitable Earth, the exact opposite side is water. Just goes to show how much water covers the Earth.
By Skeen on 24/01/2015
Thank you, I wish Google Maps had such functionality integrated. Great work and thanks for having such a helpful site.
By Mosin on 22/01/2015
Hi Richard, the precision of the lat/lng doesn't match up the accuracy. Its something we have never considered but you make a valid point.
By Free Map Tools on 18/12/2014
Hi Garry, which page are you referring to?
By Free Map Tools on 16/12/2014
is there a way to use feet when measuring? But this is great anyhow.
By Garry on 16/12/2014
How come so many of the latitudes and longitudes are presented to such high apparent precision? The seventh decimal place corresponds to about a metre.
By Richard on 23/11/2014
Hi Brian, we have added a new option to the Settings inside the User Menu. This lets you change the size of the marker.
By Free Map Tools on 03/11/2014
Can I change the icon from a balloon to something smaller? The balloon is so large it is sometimes in the way of the next point.
By Brian on 01/11/2014
Hi Sheryl, Just to check, counties for which country?
By Free Map Tools on 30/09/2014
I really, really, really need to have the counties outlined.
By Sheryl on 26/09/2014
Hi Brian, once every few months. Please provide an example and we will look in to it.
By Free Map Tools on 16/09/2014
How often is ZIP data updated? ...there have been instances where ZIP codes were not pulled into a radius query that fell well within the parameters.
By Brian on 16/09/2014
Still wish you would show counties!
By Barb on 14/08/2014
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