Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I buy you a virtual beer or coffee?
- 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
- Can I implement this on my website?
Q: Thanks for providing this service, can I buy you a virtual beer or coffee?
A: Many thanks for the offer but we will decline any payment. We would however be very grateful if you could do one or more of the following:
- Add a link to Free Map Tool from your website/blog
- Tell fellow colleagues or industry professionals about Free Map Tools
- Download the Free Map Tools iOS iPhone / iPad app
- Tweet about Free Map Tools
- Like Free Map Tools on Facebook
- Follow @FreeMapTools on Twitter
As the website is rendered in many different browsers, it is hard to have full control over this, however the general procedure is to switch to full screen view, print from the browser and adjust the scaling to get the best fit. Switching to landscape orientation is also helpful.
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.
Please try some of these steps to help resolve any issues:
- Close your web browser, reopen it and try to load the page again
- Clear the cache file of your web browser and reload the page
- Can you try to load the page form an alternative web browser?
- Can you try to load the page from an alternative device or computer?
If after general troubleshooting something on this website still doesn’t work 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 / Mac / iOS / Android
- A screen shot of the problem if possible
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.
Free Map Tools does not encourage or support any functionality provided being implemented on other websites. There will be no free support given and no guarantee that any results will be accurate. If you wish to discuss custom / paid for solutions, please contact us.
Previous Comments For This Page
great tool, and great to see this as a service to the public without a desire to try and monetize it.
Do you mind sharing the data source for US population? Thank you. Great tool.
For population by radius, is this age 18 population or total population? Also, do you know what year data this information is based on?
By Stacy on 06/01/2016
Hi Mike, the data comes from the Google Maps Elevation API. I'm not sure about the original source or year of the data.
By Free Map Tools on 14/10/2015
Great tool for searching for archeological sites (indian mounds, American Civil War redoubts, etc.) that have disappeared due to urbanization. Can you tell me where the US elevations come from and what time period they cover? Thanks a lot.
By Mike Larkin on 13/10/2015
Great tool for searching for American Civil War gun positions that are now under houses and expressways. Where to the US elevations come from? Thanks a lot.
By Mike Larkin on 13/10/2015
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
Showing the most recent 20 out of 70 comments. Click to see all the comments.
Add your own comment below and let others know what you think: