Radius From UK Postcode

This tool will allow you to plot a radius around a point on a map. That point is defined by the position of the post code input.

Radius From UK Post Code Map

Radius Settings

Post Code (XX00 0XX)

Radius of Circle (miles) (km)

 Plot 

 Zoom to Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

Show Mid-Postcode? Show UK County Borders?

Label text for next marker label :

ExpandColours and Line Thickness

Line Thickness Line Colour Fill Colour Fill Transparency
Thin Red Red Full Transparency
Medium Blue Blue Medium Transparency
Heavy Green Green Low Transparency
    White White    
    Yellow Yellow    
    Black Clear    

ExpandOutput

Area covered of last polygon
km ²

 Generate KML 

Instructions

  • Type in a UK postcode. The format should be XX00 0XX or XX00 or X0 0XX. The important thing to remember is the space in the middle.
  • Type in the value of the radius to plot in miles
  • Click Plot to plot the radius
  • Continue to add more radii to the map by varying the postcode and radius and clicking Plot again and again
    Click Zoom to fit to fit all the radius data on to the map
  • The clear the map click the Clear Map Button

Future Ideas

  • Allow user to change transparency and line thickness of radius plotted
  • Allow radius to be entered in kilometers
  • Allow remove a circle once placed
  • Ability to bulk upload postcodes

Any comments, bugs or feedback regarding this postcode radius tool would be greatly appreciated!

Version History

  • 22nd April 2014 - Radius circle can now be removed by clicking on it
  • 10th February 2014 - Added option to Generate KML File of radius
  • 21st January 2014 - Added option to show UK county borders
  • 23rd July 2013 - Option to input radius in km
  • 13th January 2013
    • Converted to Google Maps API V3
    • Added extra options for line thickness, line colour and transparency of the radius fill
    • Add / Show marker now works retrospectively on all radii
    • New option to add a label below the marker
  • 9th January 2012 - Added [Show Mid-Postcode] option
  • 15th February 2011 - Reduced opacity from 50% to 30%
  • 4th April 2009 - Zoom to fit automatically runs after a radius is plotted.
  • 17th May 2008 - Added area covered output. Added colour choice for fill colour.
  • 21st February 2008 - Basic version created

Previous Comments For This Page

ok
On 27/07/2014

good
By Upul on 27/07/2014

easy to print facility
On 08/07/2014

Many thanks!
On 26/06/2014

Great tool-I would also be interested in postcodes as well. Is this possible on this tool?
On 23/06/2014

On 12/06/2014, I guess you would need to do this manually.
By Free Map Tools on 18/06/2014

hi can I add other postcode points within the radius that I have just plotted? I want to show location of certain points within a catchment area.
On 12/06/2014

Wow ......why have I not dicovered ths before . What a great tool !
By Lisa on 06/06/2014

Love this site.
By dazza on 05/06/2014

We will be looking in to London Underground stations.
By Free Map Tools on 29/04/2014

I'm looking to output a list of all of the London Underground stations within a radius. I realise you might not have the data to do this, but if it were possible to switch on Google maps "public transit" layer I could do this by eye.
On 28/04/2014

I can't print from the full screen map with a right click. How else can I do it. Is a good tool though.
On 24/04/2014

Need to print a really large map but don't seem to be able to. Great otherwise, how do I print when page is full screen?
On 24/04/2014

Radius circle can now be removed by clicking on it.
By Free Map Tools on 22/04/2014

Brilliant, this has helped me plot marketing & PR campaigns - thanks, and keep up the good work! :)
By Mark on 22/04/2014

The Radius thing, can you add a delete because its really annoying when you do a radius then cannot delete it
On 22/04/2014

1 mile radius of 2 pharmacies in Forest Row
On 11/04/2014

Hi James, Sorry we don't have that data so cant add it to the output.
By Free Map Tools on 09/03/2014

Could this potentially list all towns within the radius
By James on 09/03/2014

Hi David, please have a look at How Far Can I Travel.
By Free Map Tools on 20/02/2014

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