Overlay geographic references


The Overlays menu in the sidebar allows you to add geographic references to your map.

British National Grid lines

  1. Open the Overlays menu in the sidebar.
  2. Check the British National Grid box.
  3. Grid lines are displayed in the map window.
  4. Adjust the transparency of the grid lines by moving the transparency slider left and right.

Overlays menu with British National Grid lines selected

British postcodes

  1. Open the Overlays menu in the sidebar.
  2. Check the Postcodes box. note: only available over Great Britain.
  3. Postcodes are displayed in the map window. Postcodes change in detail as you zoom in/out.
  4. Adjust the transparency of the postcodes by moving the transparency slider left and right.

Overlays menu with postcodes selected

World Place Names

  1. Open the Overlays menu in the sidebar.
  2. Check the World Place Names box. This displays Roman character place names. Note: not available in the 4 most detailed scales.
  3. World Place names are displayed in the map window.
  4. Adjust the transparency of the names by moving the transparency slider left and right.

Overlays menu with World Place Names checked

Major lines of latitude

  1. Open the Overlays menu in the sidebar.
  2. Check the Major Lines of Latitude box.
  3. The major lines of latitude are displayed.
  4. Adjust the transparency of the lines by moving the transparency slider left and right.

Overlays menu with Major lines of Latitude checked

Latitude/Longitude Grid

  1. Open the Overlays menu in the sidebar.
  2. Check the Latitude/Longitude Grid box.
  3. The grid lines are displayed.
  4. Adjust the transparency of the lines by moving the transparency slider left and right.

Overlays menu with Latitude/Longitude Grid checked