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In order to use this Interactive version of the Enfield Council Local Plan to its fullest potential it is strongly recommended that the user reads this guide before proceeding.


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Introduction

The maps can be accessed by clicking on the Maps link on the header bar.

The main site consists of a map, and on the right slide out content with the the following tabs.
This is opened and closed by clicking this button. menu button eg


Map Location Searching


search tab eg

Overview Map


overview tab eg

Map Layers


layers tab eg

Map Policies


layers tab eg

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Navigating around the map

The mapping comprises 9 levels of zoom ranging from OS 1:50,000 to detailed OS MasterMap data.
The current viewing level is indicated by the zoom level indicator.

zoom level indicator eg

Pan/Zoom Control

Use this control to pan around and zoom into more detailed mapping


pan control eg

In order to pan around the mapping -

  • Click on the desired compass direction (N, S, E, W) to pan the map in this direction.
  • Select the Pan tool pan control eg to be able to pan the map by clicking and dragging the map.

In order to zoom in and out of the mapping -

  • Click on the Zoom in zoom in eg or Zoom out zoom out eg icons.

  • Drag the level of detail indicator zoom indicator eg to show more or less map detail.
  • Double click on the map to zoom in at the clicked point.
  • Select the Zoom tool zoom tool eg and drag a zoom extent over the map.

Use the Zoom Previous tool zoom previous tool eg or the Zoom Next tool zoom next tool eg in order to go to the previous and next zoom extent in your zoom history.


Overview Map

Use this control to quickly navigate to a specific part of the council. Note the red square indicates the current map view


overviewmap eg

Click on this image to navigate to this part of the council, or drag the coverage indicator box to the desired part of the council


Location Searching

Use this to navigate the mapping to a specified postcode, street or locality within the council


  • Enter the postcode/street name or part of in the box.
    search eg
    (Please enter as much as you know to ensure you can navigate to the desired location)

  • The search will return the list of matches as you type, from which the user can click on to zoom the map to this location. An example is shown below.

    search results eg

  • To navigate to a specific locality in the council use the quick links. This contains a list of major localities in the council in which the user can quickly navigate to.

    search results eg
  • The map will zoom to the locality and mark the location with a marker. Click Delete Marker option in the feature popup to remove the marker from the map.

    search location eg

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Map Layers

The map layers list provides functionality to control what policies are visible over the base mapping. Visible layers will be highlighted grey. By default all layers will be visible on intialization of the map Each individual layer item also doubles as a key to indicate how this policy layer is displayed on the map.


layer control eg

  • To turn all layers on click on the All Layers On link.
  • To turn all layers off click on the All Layers Off link.
  • To turn an individual layer on/off click on the layer entry in the list.
  • To turn a group of layers on/off click on the layer group heading.
  • To collapse a layer group click on the collapse control eg symbol and to expand the expand control eg symbol. Clicking the symbol while holding down the shift key will expand/collapse all layer groups.

Please note that the interactive map allows policy boundary information to be displayed above the native scale at which they are shown on the source mapping.


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Querying the policy data

The site is able to query the map and return a list of policies associated with that query, as shown below.

policy links eg

By clicking on each individual policy link, the user is able to view text information from the Written Statement pertaining to this policy. Note, that only the policies that are visible on the map will be used in the queries. So for a comprehensive query please ensure all the policy layers are visible.

Click on the Print button print button eg to open the list of captured policies in a new window ready for printing.

Click on the Export button export button eg to save the list of captured policies as a CSV file.

Click on the Close button export button eg to clear the list of captured policies.

Use the Next > and < Previous links to scroll through the full list of captured policies if appropriate.


The map data can be queried by any of the following methods -

Method 1 - By point

  • Select the info button on the toolbar info tool eg
  • Click on the map and a list of all policies associated with this point location will be displayed under the Policy Info. tab on the right.
  • The capture point will be indicated by a marker.

    point capture marker eg
  • To delete click on the marker and choose the Delete Shape link.

    delete point capture marker eg

Method 2 - By query shape

  • Select the info button on the toolbar info tool eg
  • Draw the shape over the map -
    • To draw a polygon click on the map to define each shape vertex. To complete drawing double click. Press the Esc key to cancel the drawing.

      capture shape eg
  • After the shape has been drawn, a list of all policies associated with this point location will be displayed under the Policy Info. tab on the right.
  • To delete click on the shape and choose the Delete Shape link.

    delete capture shape eg

Method 3 - By view

  • Click on the visible in the current view link as shown below to list all the policies that are visible in the current map view.

    view policies eg

Method 4 - By search location

  • After searching for a map location, click on the search location marker and choose the Show policies at this point link.

    search location eg


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Annotating the Map

The site has functionality to allow the user to annotate the mapping.

Adding Annotations

  • To draw a polygon shape, click on the Draw Polygon tool Poly draw tool eg
    Mark out the polygon shape over the map by clicking once to add points that make up the shape and double click to complete the shape. Note: you can press the Esc button on the keyboard to cancel the drawing.

    Poly eg

  • To draw a line, click on the Draw Line tool Line draw tool eg
    Mark out the line over the map by clicking once to add points that make up the line and double click to complete the line. Note: you can press the Esc button on the keyboard to cancel the drawing.


    Line eg

  • To draw a point, click on the Draw Point tool Point draw tool eg
    Mark out the point over the map by clicking once to add the point.

    Point eg

  • To add a label, click on the Add Label tool Label draw tool eg

    The following dialog will appear top left of the map in order to define the label text.

    Label text input eg

    Next, click once over the map to add the label.

    Label eg


Editing and Deleting Annotations

Use the Edit Shape/Label tool Edit Shape/Label tool eg and select the relevant feature on the map.
The selected shape/label will highlight in red, as in the example shown below -

Selected eg


  • To change the shape of the feature click and drag the points of the shape indicated by the small red circles.
  • To add new points to the feature, click and drag the paler red circle between existing points.
  • To move the feature click and drag the point indicated in the centre of the shape.
  • To edit the label text, key in the new text in the label dialog box.

    Label eg

  • To move the label, hold down the mouse on the label and drag to the a new position.
  • To delete a feature press the delete Delete tool Delete tool eg. Alternatively, press the "Delete" button on the keyboard.

Map Printing

The site provides functionality for the user to print the map along with a map legend and custom user information.

To print the map -


  • Select the print button on the toolbar print tool eg This will open the print layout page in a new window, as shown below.

    print layout eg

    This layout includes-
    • Current map view
    • Input for the user to add a custom title
    • Input for the user to add custom comments
    • Map legend containing all policy layers visible on the map
    • List of captured policies if appropriate.
    • Annotations drawn over the mapping by the user.


  • To add a custom title, replace "Add Title?" with the required text.
    add title eg

    If a title is not required this element can be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right.hide eg


  • To add a custom comments, replace "Add Comments?" with the required text.
    add comments eg

    If no comments are necessary this element can be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right.hide eg


  • If the map legend is not required on the print it may be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right

    print legend eg


  • If policies have been captured by a query these will display below the mapping.

    print captured policies eg

    This element can be hidden by clicking the hide button in the top right.hide eg


  • When the layout is finalized the page can be printed in the normal manner. The layout is set to print out at A4 Landscape


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Measuring Distances and Areas on the Map

  • To measure a distance, click on the Measure Distances tool Measure tool 1 eg
    Mark out the line over the map by clicking once to add a vertex and double clicking to complete the line. (Shown as dashed black line)

    Measure 1 eg
    The distance will display in along the bottom of the map. Measure tool distance 1 eg

  • To measure an area, click on the Measure Areas tool Measure tool 2 eg
    Mark out the polygon shape over the map by clicking once to add a vertex and double clicking to complete the shape. (Shown as dashed black line)

    Measure 2 eg
    The area will display in along the bottom of the map. Measure tool distance 2 eg



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Exporting the Map

To save the map in PNG format, click the Exporting Map Save button eg button.
The user will be prompted to either open the file or save it. Choose Save and define the folder location to download to the local machine.




Sharing the Map

Any map view can be shared. To do so. click on the Share map tool Share map tool eg

The following dialog will appear to enable the user to share the current view and visible policy layers via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Share map eg

Alternatively, the selected URL can be copied in order to directly share the map.





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