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

Bkoody long way
On 30/11/2014

Really handy thanks.
By Stuart on 28/11/2014

Brilliant. Just what I wanted. The map didn't display on my mobile phone (Android) so used a PC intead.
By Ernie Fiftythree on 24/11/2014

Great tool, thank you
On 18/11/2014

Five miles radius of the old GPO in Edinburgh
On 06/11/2014

treesales
On 31/10/2014

So helpful - I use the snipping tool on my laptop to cut out the maps - genius!
By SJ on 31/10/2014

Amazing ! Thanks
On 22/10/2014

Very useful tool, thank you :)
On 30/09/2014

Hey FMT, Im trying to create this myself using dutch postcodes. I was wondering if you actually have a database full of postcodes with which you check the possible distance (with Geocoder) or if there is another (easier?) way to do this?
By Marius on 24/09/2014

Sweet. Job done
By Frank on 23/09/2014

Hi Jessie, Please have a look at Find Population on Map.
By Free Map Tools on 09/09/2014

Is there a way we can see the population within a given area? Be so helpful if there was!
By Jessie on 09/09/2014

Is there an app for this as it is a great tool!
On 19/08/2014

Excellent tool,thanks
On 05/08/2014

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

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