Even nowadays with Google maps and Google Earth I always turn to www.streetmap.co.uk whenever I need to find a street or postcode. There are many occasions when I'm at work and am supposed to be meeting someone that evening and don't know where the place is I turn to this neat website.
It is very simple to use and is a great tool for finding any Great Britain street name by postcode or name.
On the front page of the website you can enter Postcode, street of place and press the search button. A list of streets by that name are brought up depending on your search criteria.
Once the list appears you can click on the road and area you want and a clearly marked streetmap appears of the road and the surrounding roads. You can change the map size if it's too small or large and zoom in or out for finer detail. There is a 'you are here' arrow on the map to show where the location is you searched for.
On the right hand side it is then very easy to select to print the map out and have a nice copy to take with you. Streetmap is very easy to use and invaluable tool for anyone who needs to find somewhere in a hurry and if you print out the map it is very legible and you shouldn't get lost again
My father has an appointment at a clinic next week to see if there is anything that they can do for him to ease the pains in his knees, as he sometimes finds it very difficult to walk. He, my mother, Dave and I all knew roughly where this particular clinic was but none of us were sure of the exact location, so I offered to find out for mom and dad and let them know. It would be no problem; I would just look in my A to Z, it was that easy. Well, actually, no it was not going to be that easy, as when I reached for my A to Z I remembered that I had already packed all my books ready for our house move! Now what could I do? Knowing mom and dad if they set of with only a vague idea of where they were headed who knows where they'd end up? It was then that I turned to my good friend the Internet for help. I accessed the search engine www.google.co.uk and typed in the words 'street map'. Unbeknown to me there was actually a site called www.streetmap.co.uk and I was VERY impressed with it. Let me tell you all about it. The home page is very simple and, apart from the help and contact us features, it just has the facility to search for the street map that you want. The site offers access to maps for the whole of the UK and the search can be performed using one of the following: Street Name Post Code GB Place Name OS grid Reference Land Ranger Reference Latitude and Longitude Telephone Code London Street Since I knew that the place that I was trying to find was not very far away from my parents' house I began by typing the first 3 digits of their postcode. I was surprised and very impressed when a map began to download almost instantly and was complete on the screen within less than 30 seconds; other map sites that I have used have taken much longer to download. The full colour map appears as a series of nine squares, each measuring 6.5 centimetres in either d
irection, formed into one large square (3 by 3). Each of the smaller squares represents 500 metres in either direction. Around the perimeter of the large square there are a series of eight arrows, one on each side and one at each corner. By clicking on an arrow you have the facility to move the map by one square at a time in any direction. So, for example if you click on the arrow on the left hand side of the map the whole map moves across the screen one column to the left, the far left hand column disappears and a new column appears down the right hand side. Thus you can track a route across a particular area. You can click on a square at the bottom right hand corner of the map to zoom out to either 1,000 metres per smaller square or 10 kilometres per smaller square, depending on how detailed you need your information to be. If you search by entering the complete postcode of the place that you are trying to find the map will appear with a yellow arrow pointing to the place represented by that postcode. If you do experience any difficulty in finding the place you are looking for you can contact the site manager on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to help you. All in all I was very impressed with this site, especially as I hadn't even known of its existence before I did that search on Google! I was able to print off an easy to read map for mom and dad to use safe in the knowledge that they won't get lost! I would certainly recommend the site and I will be using it again without a doubt, especially when we move to Llandudno!
Streetmap.co.uk is frankly, a godsend. How refreshibng it is to recieve such a free, professional and complete service that deosn't bombard you with ads or expect you to register. I use Streetmap.co.uk daily and find it extremely useful, especially the feature that lets you insert a Post Code and it will get you the ordanace survey map to whatever level of magnification that you may require. The only thing lacking from Streetmap.co.uk are maps for Northern Ireland, currently missing due to the lack of sponsorship. I sincerely hope that they receive the funds nessecary to acheive this. Lets support Streetmap.co.uk is whatever way they require to make sure that it will be a resouce we can continue to rely on.
This is a site which will mean that you have no excuse to get lost again. This site provides address searching and street map facilities for the UK. They currently have street and road maps for the whole of mainland Britain. The search engine is excellent and will recognise all post codes in the UK. You can try how good it is by typing your own post code out and instantly finding a detailed, colour map of your area. And a yellow arrow to indicate the postal code and bingo you have found your own street. You can then maximise the size of the map, move it about etc. You don’t have to search only by post code, you can search: London street, UK place, OS Grid, Landranger grid, Lat/Long, Telephone code, or UK Street So, you are bound to find the place that you are looking for. If you do find difficulty finding what you want then e-mail the site managers who will help you look for the place: email@example.com. The site is really well laid out and surprisingly the site is really fast. The maps don’t take a lot of time to load up so navigation is really good. If you want you can buy internet street maps for use on your web site, look at the site for further details. The only thing I could suggest that the site could be better is that the site doesn’t plan journeys that other map sites do but to find streets in mainland UK you couldn’t find a faster site. The maps are very easy to read and very good. Overall, this is an excellent site and one to bookmark. No excuses to get lost now!
What a useful site this has proved to be, I regularly use it rather than go to the expense of buying maps. What am I ranting on about, Streetmaps.co.uk, here you will find OS maps for every location in the UK and in most cases you can even locate street level maps, by that I mean the type of map allowing you to pinpoint any individual road in the country. The site can be easily searched on a variety of criteria, Post Code, UK Place Name (town city village, etc), OS Grid Reference, Landranger Grid Reference, Longitude and Latitude and Telephone area code. There is also a separate search for London Street Names. The search is simplicity itself, just type in what you want and the site will do the best to find it for you. Once found you are presented with a map of the location, from here you can zoom in (mostly down to street name level) and out, you can also navigate around to surrounding areas to give you a greater overall area. At the greatest zoom you are presented with an area scale of 500 meters to the square (approx 2 inches). An excellent feature that is provided for your use is the URL of the map you are viewing, great for inclusion in your website or for e-mailing to a friend with directions. Just copy and paste the link and they can go directly to the map you want. It also gives you the full 6 digit OS map reference. For those in business there are additional services that you can buy into such as the Store Locator where your business premises can be pinpointed on a map and included in your literature or web page. It also provides a list of your business premises for easy store/office location. Probably not really designed for the small business as the costs are fairly expensive but ideal for the larger business. Overall a useful easy to use site, maps can at times be a little slow to load but remember they are fairly large graphics files. You may never need to buy another map again.
I have been very impressed by streetmap. I have used it to plan several routes. Although getting to towns, I used the AA routeplanner, the AA routeplanner does not do postcode to postcode, so this is ideal for the last few miles of any journey once you find the town. The maps are very detailed, especially in the London area, and I can honestly say, that if it hadn't been for this, I would have had to ask for directions many times. The map can be shown on many scales, and lists everywhere in the UK. The service is also free. A must for anyone planning to go to a town where they have not been before.
I normally use Multimap to get street maps, thought that this was as good as they get until I tried Streetmap.co.uk. This site does everything to make the search as flexible and easy as possible. Searches can be done on a variety of things, post code,phone code, ordanance survey grid reference or latitude / longitude, street search is only available for London. This flexible approach to searching makes it so easy to use. The maps are clear,name and show all roads in the immediate area and name the major ones. You can scroll the map in any direction, this helps to find what motorway junction / main roads are nearby. Another interesting feature is that some areas also have ariel photographs, these can be viewed and downloaded free. This site is so easy to use, the best of it's type I've come across.
The best thing about streetmap.co.uk is that it has FULL OS detail maps and not just car atlas type of stuff. I can’t believe just how useful this is. The atlas stuff is all very nice but it is the sort of thing you can get on a CD cover disc. OS maps on the other hand cost £5.50 each and you effectively have about 50 of them here. Ok it’s not as convenient as a paper OS map and the window you get on the screen is much smaller. But all the information is there, which is excellent for GPS users who can just program their route in and then forget the map. Otherwise print a few sections off. Searching is also excellent. For example, have you heard of Appletreewick? Well type it in and up it comes (this is actually a section I have missing from my usual hiking trails which would ordinarily mean buying an OS map for a very small section not covered by the 3 others I have in the area). If you’re too far away from what you want, switch to the road atlas view and then go back in. The site is also pretty quick too (much faster than dooyoo), even for downloading quite large maps. You also get a true street map if you go for maximum detail. Thoroughly recommended, have a cheeky peak.
This site is EXCELLENT..!! Need proof?.. go to the site and in the search section enter your own post code, and it will tell you exactly where the place is..!! I use this site to find out where a place is.. it wont give you a route on how to get to it, but it will show where it is and the surrounding areas, so that will give you an idea as to where a place is. The only bad thing you can say about the site is that the map does take abit of time to actually come up (since it is made of quite large images). Great site if you know a post code and want to find out where a place is. Although I have never tried, but even if you enter an area of any city, im pretty sure it will find it.
www.streetmap.co.uk really is an excellent site. I read about it first from another Dooyooer who was saying that he wouldn't visit London without it. As a country yokel who visits London with an A-Z but find it a bind when I'm trying to find friends in more remote parts of the UK (the sort that give directions like, 'turn left by the tree is that is slightly bigger than the others'), I was sceptical about outside London. So when I read about it on Dooyoo I decide to visit the site before I rated the opinion. I was very impressed - first I gave it the task of my own Postcode which is a fairly small village where everyone has the same postcode. It showed me my village and even told me the name of the road about a quarter of a mile away that I didn't even know had a name!! I could zoom in and even follow the map into the main town about 1 mile away. My second task was to give it the postcode of my last house where the hamlet did not appear on many maps. It passed! Then finally I gave my mother's postcode which is a street in Birmingham - it highlighted her road. I have since had cause to use this when visiting friends and it even pinpointed their house! It is far more successful using the postcode facility on this site but you can type in telephone numbers which does not give such accurate locations. You are also given a map reference number. Try it you'll see. You need never buy another map again!
www.streetmap.co.uk is a site for address searching and map facilities throughout the UK. You simply type in a post code, telephone code or the latitude/longitude of the place you are looking for, and it provides a map of it. You can zoom in on any part of the map by clicking on the area you want to see in more detail http://uk.multimap.com/map/places.cgi is a similar site. This site also allows you to look at any part of the world, not just UK, but doesn't go into as much detail.