About User Menu
The Free Map Tools User Menu is an addition to the Free Map Tools website intended to allow user-specific work to be saved, reloaded and shared between different pages on Free Map Tools.
There a number of aspects to the User Menu:
- All actions are user specific. Nothing you do is available to other users unless you decide to share the XML export file.
- You do not have to use the User Menu in order to use Free Map Tools
- All data stored can be removed quickly
- All data is stored on your local machine. There is no server storage.
- Persistent data can be kept in the form of an XML file that you download, retain and upload at a later date. You hold your data.
- There are no logins, signups or passwords. We don't know who you are!
Explanation of Options
|Save [Area]||Save the [Area]/[Route]/[Radius] on the current page|
|Load [Area]||Load the [Area]/[Route]/[Radius] on to the current page|
|Export Data||This will allow you to export and data held in memory to a file that you save save locally. The file is in XML format|
|Import Data||This will allow you to import a previously exported XML file. It will load all saved areas, radius and routes and allow them to be loaded on the page(s) on Free Map Tools. Note, all existing saved data is overwritten|
|Remove All User Data||Removes all data stored on your machine|
|Settings||Allows you to change various settings relating to markers|
|About User Menu||This page!|
The XML export file can be used to...
- Allow you to backup your work
- Allow you to transfer your map data to another machine for your own use
- Allow you to share your data with others
The options that appear in the menu are made available depending on the context (the page) you are on. Some pages with have no options to save or load. Others will allow you to save and or load. Depending on the page, there will be three 'types' to save and load:
The Settings option inside the User Menu can be used to change the appearance of the markers on the map. You can adjust the size of the markers by selecting Large, Medium or Small. You can also change the opacity of the marker using the slider. A preview marker is displayed on the Settings window. Once you have the correct settings, click Apply. If you do not want to make any changes, click Cancel.
A table to highlight the options for saving and loading areas, radius and routes on pages on Free Map Tools. Generally you should be aiming to save on one page load the save 'type' on the same or another page.
|Page||Load Area||Save Area||Load Radius||Save Radius||Load Route||Save Route|
|Radius Around a Point on a Map|
|Area Calculator Using Maps|
|How Far Is It Between|
|Measure Distance on a Map|
|Distance Between UK Postcodes|
|Find ZIP Codes Inside Radius|
|How Far Can I Travel|
|Find Population on Map|
|Find UK Postcodes Inside a Radius|
|Find UK Postcodes Inside a User Defined Area|
|Find ZIP Codes Inside a User Defined Area|
|Find Australian Postcodes Inside a Radius|
|Find Australian Postcodes Inside a User Defined Area|
|Draw Concentric Circles||N/A (It's own custom type to allow save/load on the same page)|
|...More to Follow Soon...|
Suggestions and Bug Reports
Please contact us to highlight any bugs or suggest changes to the User Menu.
Comments For This Page
How accurate is this for Canadian cities? What is the source for population?
What year is the census from?
On 20th July 2017
What are the populations based on? Sources?
On 5th January 2017
Thanks for the feedback. We will review these and look to make improvements.
By Free Map Tools on 26th September 2016
both the instructions and the comments are unclear
On 25th September 2016
By Free Map Tools on 9th February 2016
I use the area measuring option regularly in my work... appreciate it a lot...
By Rod on 9th February 2016
The language of place names changes depending on the location. Where abouts are you looking?
By Free Map Tools on 30th November 2015
How do I get English names on the map???
On 28th November 2015
Hi, which page are you on? What this the URL?
By Free Map Tools on 9th November 2015
how do I print only the marked map?
By Tiago Cecatto on 9th November 2015
Hi Roger, just to check ... so you can see 1 or more saved routes on the saved routes list in the user menu?
By Free Map Tools on 2nd November 2015
Do I have to register to recover a saved route? I can't see how to use your website! I've saved a route but now can't see how to recover it!
By Roger Halford on 2nd November 2015
Great tool, saved my S trying to figure the locations contained within 7.5 and 10 miles radii around the wife's office.
By The Marmota 07/20/2015 @ 11:58 on 20th July 2015
All my comments refer to Radius around a point. Where you aware that the Large Map option doesn't seem to be displaying correctly. Also the Clear Last option seems to remove the first radius on a map where multiple radius are applied. Also you can't delete a radius by clicking on the 'X' on the map. I absolutely love this service and use it all the time. I'd love to help provide feedback to make it better. Kind Regards
By Alex Cameron on 1st June 2015
Charles, I'm not 100% sure what you mean. Can you explain in more detail please?
By Free Map Tools on 17th December 2014
Very interesting tool. There are times we have thought; (What's on the other side of the World?)
By Coyle DeMoss on 12th December 2014
When starting a new area, Is it possible to have a list of the prior areas? For instance 1,2,3, etc. ?
By Charles on 2nd December 2014
Hi Nighto, where did you see this option before? Was it on a particular page?
By Free Map Tools on 27th November 2014
Is the option to download area as KML removed?
By Nighto on 25th November 2014
We use this to measure our weekly kayak trip distances along the Connecticut Coast and it's tributaries. It is a great tool and fun to use. Thanks for making it available.
By Paddlesong on 4th November 2014
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