How to change the scale

Each zoom level is made of a map at a different scale, showing more or less detail. Some maps will be of the same style, but at a smaller or larger scale.

To see a map with either more or less detail you need to zoom in or zoom out. You can do this using the zoom bar on the right hand side of the map. Click the + or - signs on the top or bottom of the zoom bar, or click in the middle of the zoom bar to choose a zoom level.

Zoom slider

To zoom into a specific area, click on the Zoom to area tool Zoom to area on the toolbar. Click on the map and drag a box over the area you want to zoom into.

You can also double-click on the map to zoom in. The place where you click will become the centre of your new, zoomed in map.

To start again and zoom out to the GB view, click the Start Again button Start Againon the toolbar. If you have any annotations on your map, they will be cleared from the map.