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In order to use this Interactive version of the Croydon Council Local Plan to its fullest potential it is strongly recommended that the user reads this guide before proceeding.


Contents



Introduction

The maps can be accessed by clicking on the POLICIES MAP link on the header bar.

The main site consists of a map on the right hand side and on the left the following tabs.


Map Location Searching


search tab eg

Overview Map


overview tab eg

Map Key


layers tab eg

Map Policies


layers tab eg


Navigating around the map

The mapping comprises 8 levels of zoom ranging from a simple borough overview to detailed OS MasterMap data.
The current viewing level is indicated by the zoom level indicator and along with this the current map viewing scale is also displayed.

zoom level indicator eg     map scale indicator eg

Pan/Zoom Control

Use this control to pan around and zoom into more detailed mapping


pan control eg

In order to pan around the mapping -

  • Click on the desired compass direction (N, S, E, W) to pan the map in this direction.
  • Select the Pan tool pan control eg to be able to pan the map by clicking and dragging the map.

In order to zoom in and out of the mapping -

  • Click on the Zoom in zoom in eg or Zoom out zoom out eg icons.

  • Drag the level of detail indicator zoom indicator eg to show more or less map detail.
  • Double click on the map to zoom in at the clicked point.
  • Select the Zoom tool zoom tool eg and drag a zoom extent over the map.
  • Type a desired map scale in the input box top right map scale indicator eg and press the refresh button.

Use the Zoom Previous tool zoom previous tool eg or the Zoom Next tool zoom next tool eg in order to go to the previous and next zoom extent in your zoom history.


Overview Map

Use this control to quickly navigate to a specific part of the borough. Note the red square indicates the current map view


overviewmap eg

Click on this image to navigate to this part of the borough, or drag the coverage indicator box to the desired part of the borough


Location Searching

Use this to navigate the mapping to a specified address, postcode or locality within the borough


  • Initially choose the option that defines your search Postcode or Address
    initial search eg
  • Enter the postcode/address name or part of in the box and press go.
    search eg
    (Please enter as much as you know to ensure you can navigate to the desired location)

  • The search will return with a list of the first 20 matches from which the user can click on the link to zoom to that part of the mapping. An example is shown below.

    search results eg

    Or, if an exact match has been found, the mapping will navigate to this location directly.

  • To navigate to a specific locality in the borough use the quick links. This contains a list of major localities in the borough in which the user can quickly navigate to.

    search results eg


Map Key

The key control provides functionality to control what policies are visible over the base mapping. Each individual layer control doubles as a key to indicate how this policy layer is displayed on the map.


layer control eg

  • To turn all layers on click on the All Layers On link.
  • To turn all layers off click on the All Layers Off link.
  • To turn an individual layer on/off click on the check box next to the layer.
  • To turn a group of layers on/off click on the check box next to the layer group heading.
  • To expand/collapse a layer group click on the "+" and "-" symbols. Clicking the symbol while holding down the shift key will expand/collapse all layer groups.
  • To zoom the map to the full extent of all features in a layer click on the text description of the layer

Please note that the interactive map allows policy boundary information to be displayed above the native scale at which they are shown on the source mapping.



Querying the policy data

The site is able to query the map and return a list of policies associated with that query, as shown below.

policy links eg

By clicking on each individual policy link, the user is able to view text information from the Written Statement pertaining to this policy. Note, that only the policies that are visible on the map will be used in the queries. So for a comprehensive query ensure all the policy layes are visible.

Click on the Print button print button eg to open the list of captured policies in a new window ready for printing.

Click on the Export button export button eg to save the list of captured policies as a CSV file.


The map data can be queried by any of the following methods -

Method 1 - By point

  • Select the info button on the toolbar info tool eg
  • Click on the map and a list of all policies associated with this point location will be displayed under the Policies tab on the left.
  • Use the Next and Previous links at the bottom to move between the results pages if necessary.
  • Click on the link to view the Written Statement text for this policy

Method 2 - By query shape

  • Click on one of the following buttons on the toolbar -
    Capture by Radius radius info tool eg Capture by Polygon polygon info tool eg Capture by Rectangle extent info tool eg
  • Draw the shape over the map -
    • To draw a polygon click on the map to define each shape vertex. To complete drawing double click. Press the Esc key to cancel the drawing.
    • To define a radius or extent click and hold down the mouse on the map, then drag out to draw the radius or extent. Release the mouse button to finish drawing.

    An example of capturing policies by a radius is shown below.

    capture shape eg

  • When the shape has been drawn a list of all policies that intersect with this shape will be displayed under the Policies tab on the left.
  • Use the Next and Previous links at the bottom to move between the results pages if necessary.
  • Click on the link to view the Written Statement text for this policy.
  • When using these capture policy tools the capture shape will remain over the mapping until another query is performed. To delete click on the shape and choose the Delete Shape option, as shown below. Alternatively, the delete tool capture shape eg can be used.

    delete capture shape eg

Method 3 - By view

  • Click on the "visible in the current view" link as shown below to list all the policies that are visible in the current map view.

    view policies eg
  • Click on the required link to view the Written Statement text for this policy.

Once the user moves away from the current view, by either panning or zooming the map, the list of policy results will be cleared ready for the next query.




Map Printing

The site provides fuctionality for the user to print the map along with a map legend and specific user information.

To print the map -


  • Select the print button on the toolbar print tool eg This will open the print layout page in a new window, as shown below.

    print layout eg

    This layout includes-
    • Current map view
    • Input for the user to add a custom title
    • Input for the user to add custom comments
    • Map legend containing all policies visible on the map


  • To add a custom title, replace "Add Title?" with the required text.
    add title eg

    If a title is not required this element can be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right.hide eg


  • To add a custom comments, replace "Add Comments?" with the required text.
    add comments eg

    If no comments are necessary this element can be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right.hide eg


  • If the map legend is not required on the print it may be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right

    print legend eg


  • When the layout is finalized the page can be printed in the normal manner



Measuring Distances and Areas on the Map

  • To measure a distance, click on the Measure Distances tool Measure tool 1 eg
    Mark out the line over the map by clicking once to add a vertex and double clicking to complete the line.
    The distance will display in the top right corner of the map.

    Measure 1 eg

  • To measure an area, click on the Measure Areas tool Measure tool 2 eg
    Mark out the polygon shape over the map by clicking once to add a vertex and double clicking to complete the shape.
    The area will display in the top right corner of the map.

    Measure 2 eg




Saving the Map

To save the map in JPEG format, click the Save Map Save button eg button.
The user will be prompted to either open the file or save it. Choose Save and define the location on the local machine to download it to.





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