Search from the URL

Posted by Nick Burch on Tue, 10 Apr 2007 20:25:19 +0100

We've added a new feature to the site, which allows you to enter your search term as part of the URL, and have that search automatically executed for you. So, if you wanted to link to our maps for a variety of different places, you can now do so with a predictable URL.

To use this, the base URL is . Then, put your search term after the ?, such as:

As you can see, it's now possible to search by postcode, 6 figure grid reference, latitude and longitude, and place name (thanks to Geonames).

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