Map tools - changing how the map looks on screen
All our maps have a set of tools that you can use to change how the map looks on your screen. You will find these tools at the left hand side of every map.
You can use the directional arrows to move around the map (for example, to look further North), like following a compass. The middle button will take you back to your original view of the map.
Map options - choosing what the map shows you
Each type of map on our site has its own set of options to choose from. The options are different depending on which map you are looking at, but you will always find them at the right hand side of the map. You can pick as many options as you like. Click in the box next to each one, then click the 'Update map' button to look at your chosen options on the map. For example, on our 'Where's my nearest?' maps, you can choose which local facilities you want to find, and only your chosen options will appear on the map.
Information - getting more details about what the map shows
Sometimes extra information is available about the items that you see on a map. For example, our 'Roadworks' maps give you a brief description about what each set of roadworks are, including who is working on the road and how long the work will last. You can see this extra information by clicking on an item on the map. The extra information will always appear underneath the map - you may need to scroll down the page a little to read all the details.
Map keys - finding out what the symbols used on maps mean
Each of our maps has its own set of symbols. You will find a key on the right hand side of each map (below the map options) to tell you what these symbols mean. You will also see many Ordnance Survey map symbols on our maps (the type of symbols which appear on standard printed maps). Please visit our standard map icons page for an explanation of these symbols.
- Maps may take several seconds to download when viewed over a standard internet connection.
- All the map pages on the Kirklees website have been created to work on a screen resolution of 800 x 600 or greater.
If you have any questions, or if you have any problems using our maps, please use our feedback form to let us know.