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

UK Post Code

Radius of Circle miles OR km

 Plot 

 Zoom to Fit 

 Clear Map 

 Full Screen 

Show Mid-Postcode? Show UK County Borders Show Postcode Area Boundaries

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

  • 20th January 2016 - Added option to Show Postcode Area Boundaries
  • 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

Great simple tool. Thanks
By @theincredibleaf on 17th November 2016

Weekend
By Dasha on 11th November 2016

Hi, Can you explain how it isn't working?
By Free Map Tools on 8th November 2016

Trying to use radius from UK postcode.. isn't working
On 8th November 2016

Hi, Can you explain how it isn't working?
By Free Map Tools on 8th November 2016

Followed instructions, sadly isn't working,
On 6th November 2016

very nice
By bob on 12th October 2016

Liam, there is no date for when it will be implemented but your comment is noted in terms of more weight behind implementing it.
By Free Map Tools on 4th October 2016

Brilliant Tool
By Chris on 4th October 2016

Really useful tool, love it! When will it be possible to upload postcodes in bulk?
By Liam on 4th October 2016

Great
By Ronie on 21st September 2016

Hi, if you switch to Full Screen mode, it should help. The button is below the map.
By Free Map Tools on 21st September 2016

Love it, but how do I save the file so that I can use it as a document. A copy of the full screen includes the advertising window!
On 21st September 2016

Love it, but how do I save the file so that I can use it in a document?
By Sharon on 21st September 2016

Good fun
By Dan on 18th September 2016

70 m
By lmrc on 16th September 2016

View
By C on 5th September 2016

Hi, it should be working again now.
By Free Map Tools on 26th August 2016

I type in a post code and it says location not found?
On 26th August 2016

Thanks MC
By Free Map Tools on 23rd August 2016

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