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 but we will decline any payment. We would however 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

LEH, which page are you looking at? Is this the country labels on a map?
By Free Map Tools on 10th February 2019

great tool. I was trying to see the countries labeled in English. Available? or did I just miss
By LEH on 10th February 2019

Hi Dave, which page/tool do you need this on?
By Free Map Tools on 1st December 2018

I would like to use a VERY small point marker. Is this possible?
By Dave Skye on 22nd November 2018

I no longer see an option to output distance in MILES versu Kilometers. I have to convert all of the data
By Christine Bjorklund on 19th October 2018

elevation levels not available.can you please show us how to mark levels on the map
By vaishnavi on 12th September 2018

Hello, For the population map, where did you pull the statistics from, and what year are they based off of? Thanks! :-)
By Emily on 25th May 2018

Some Guy, it only uses the speed input so not too advanced.
By Free Map Tools on 18th January 2018

Does this app plot routes using the speed limits available in the database or does it just use the speed that you input? This could be useful, especially when some routes have 70mph highways and others 35mph county roads.
By Some Guy on 18th January 2018

Christina, please have a look at Find Places Within Radius.
By Free Map Tools on 12th December 2017

How can I use this tool to find all locations of a certain type of thing - for instance, I want to find all hotels within the radius I select? I didn't see any options to search everything within the radius I created even though it was very simple to create the radius which I definitely can appreciate!
By Christina on 7th December 2017

The elevation is from mean sea level.
By Free Map Tools on 8th October 2017

What is the elevation datum?
By John on 5th October 2017

Fabulous resource that I use often. Thank you. Cheers, Jim
By Jim Mamay on 19th July 2017

Lee, which page are you referring to and can you describe the blue overlay so I can be sure what you are talking about?
By Free Map Tools on 19th June 2017

Want to print results but the blue overlay is in the way, how do I get red of it?
By Lee on 19th June 2017

free map tools is great to measure the distance between locations, but what routes were taken to arrive at this distance.
By walter on 5th May 2017

I find it useful but I think you need to display the 'assumptions' like data source, technique used in estimation and projection, data good as of date, etc.
By Bryan on 27th March 2017

Cool tool. Sorry you're not up for sharing it. Would love to embed/access via API. Don't have the budget.
On 9th March 2017

Sam, please get in Contact to discuss.
By Free Map Tools on 27th February 2017

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