Search


Find the search box on the top toolbar, on the left.

search box

Search options

You can search for a location in Digimap for Schools using:

  • place names
  • GB postcodes
  • British National Grid references
  • easting/northing
  • latitude/longitude

Place names

  1. Type the place name, e.g. London, in the search box.
  2. Select the magnifying glass button.
  3. If there is more than one match for your place name, the search results will be displayed below the search box.
  4. Select a place name from the results list(s). Note that place name results are separated into 2 lists; Places (UK) and Places (World).
  5. A map is generated in the map window that centres on your chosen place name.

place name search results for "perth"

UK postcodes

  1. Type your postcode in the search box.
    • You can input a full postcode e.g. SW1A 1AA
    • You can input a partial postcode e.g. SW1A
    • Partial postcodes (e.g. EH9) only work if they are the only term searched for, i.e. don’t try EH9, Edinburgh.
  2. Select the magnifying glass button.
  3. A map is generated in the map window that centres on your postcode.

British National Grid References

  1. Type the Grid Reference, e.g. TQ302794 in the search box.
  2. You can use:
    • 4 figure grid references e.g. TQ37
    • 6 figure grid references e.g. TQ30 79
    • 8 figure grid references e.g. TQ 302 794
    • 10 figure grid references e.g. TQ3027 7949
    • 12 figure grid references e.g. TQ 30276 79499
  3. Select the magnifying glass button.
  4. Either:
    1. A map is generated in the map window that centres on your grid reference, or
    2. You may have to select your grid reference from a results list. For example, in the image below, two types of result are given – place names and grid reference.

Search results

  1. Select the words Grid Reference, to view the results in that category.
  2. Select the correct grid reference from the list, to generate a map centred on the grid reference.

Easting/northing

  1. Enter your Easting/Northing as defined by coordinates on the British National Grid e.g. 545030 138305.
  2. Select the magnifying glass button.
  3. A map is generated in the map window that centres on your coordinates.

Latitude/Longitude

  1. Enter the coordinates in the search box.
  2. Acceptable formats are:
    • Degrees, minutes, seconds (DDD° MM’ SS.S”) e.g: 55° 56’ 46.956” N 3° 9’ 45.588” W
    • Degrees and Decimal Minutes (D°DM’) e.g.: 55° 56.7826’ N 3° 9.7598’ W
    • Decimal Degrees (DD) e.g. 55.946377 N 3.162663 W or 55.946377 -3.162663
      • you can use negative numbers for S and W values
    • Note1: Coordinates can be entered with or without unit symbols.
    • Note2: Coordinates can be entered with or without a comma between the values.
  3. Select the magnifying glass button.
  4. A map is generated in the map window that centres on your coordinates.