Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy you a virtual beer or coffee?

Q: Thanks for providing this service, can I buy you a virtual beer or coffee?

A: Many thanks for the offer, you can donate using the PayPal button below

We also be very grateful if you could do one or more of the following:

Can I print a map?

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.

How do I use a map?


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 :

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 :

Zoom Slider

This will make an area larger so that you can see more detail.

Map Type

Use the Map Type Buttons to change the type of map displayed :

Map Type Buttons

The 3 buttons show the following views:

Can a tool be used to do XYZ instead?

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.

A Tool isn't Working for me

General Troubleshooting

Please try some of these steps to help resolve any issues:

Continued Issues

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..

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.

Do You Offer an API?

Please get in contact to discuss.

Can I implement this on my website?

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.

Comments For This Page

Am I allowed to use this as a tool for mapping on Open Street Map?
By Jimmyisawkward on 23rd February 2024

When I use the new radius on the map tool, I can't click where I want the center of the radius. Whenever I click, I can only hold the map and move it.
By Celyver on 15th June 2023

How can I get a download link to the photo I have changed it gps?
On 14th February 2023

How do I hide the distance / the location labels ?
On 8th January 2023

The altitude map does not seem to be working.
On 23rd September 2022

Hello, is it possible to get a file of distances from a fixed starting postal code to all other postal codes within Canada?
By Mike G on 9th February 2022

Can you tell me the data source for the UK population data please
On 1st February 2022

Hi. How can I use API? I need "Find Cities Within Radius Map" API if it exists.
By Hayk on 21st November 2021

Are the elevations reported in elevation-finder geopotiential elevation or height-above-ellipsoid?
By Russell on 3rd November 2021

Which Api you use to do the zipcode generation by radius?
On 25th August 2021

Upload should be working again
By Free Map Tools on 29th June 2021

can i upload my selected zip codes to my pc? not sure what KML means, but when i do a upload it just sits and thinks
By Keith on 29th June 2021

Hi Chelsea, which page are you inputing the coordinates? Usually the format is latitude,longitude. For example the Eiffel Tower would be 48.8582701,2.2943991
By Free Map Tools on 14th June 2021

I was wondering what format to put latitude and longitude coordinates? I cant seem to get it to work.
By Chelsea on 13th June 2021

Really liking the plot airport routes map... Thanx Would like to help in anyway I can. Can't really donate so if there's something one could help with, let me know. Great job!
By CaptnOgre on 13th May 2021

Can you tell me how accurate this information is and when the population census was last updated?
By JOhn on 14th April 2021

Lachie, which page/tool are you referring to?
By Free Map Tools on 9th February 2021

Can I input multiple postcodes at once? I tried using the XML import tool, but it told me my XML format was invalid. What is a valid XML format?
By Lachie on 8th February 2021

How to clear the elevation labels
By jeves on 25th October 2020

Hi Lisa, we are not sure which map (tool) you mean, but in general we only develop these tools to work on this website. There is no effort or consideration made to allow others to use the code on other websites.
By Free Map Tools on 14th September 2020

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