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Interactive Mapping

Mapping Themes

Welcome to Pembrokeshire Maps, the County Council's Interactive Mapping system. Here you can interact with both modern and historic maps of Pembrokeshire as well as pinpointing features, such as schools and local health facilities on the map. You can also search for features which are near to a particular property.

If you are familiar with similar web-based mapping applications or have used this service before you can start using the Interactive Mapping by activating the following link:

View Interactive Mapping (will open in a new window)

For those of you with no experience of an Interactive Mapping system there follows a guide to what you will see and be able to do on screen. Please select what you want to know from the following headings:

What is Interactive Mapping?

What type of information is available?

Guide to using the Interactive Mapping

Issues with using Interactive Mapping

Accessibility issues


What is Interactive Mapping?

Interactive Mapping can be regarded as the computer-based equivalent of a set of paper maps but with the added ability to allow users to move around the maps and query certain layers of mapped information. It enables you to access location based layers of information that have been created by Pembrokeshire County Council and which are underlain by Ordnance Survey base maps that give the geographical context. The various layers of information are grouped for your convenience into a number of themes, as shown in the following Map Legend:

Mapping Themes 


What type of information is available?

Within various themes such as ‘Democracy' and ‘Education' there are a number of related layers of information that will become visible on the map when the box is ticked alongside each theme heading.

Mapping Layers

Guide to using the Interactive Mapping

In addition to browsing the themed information for your local area, you can also use the ‘Find My Nearest' facility, which gives you quicker access to facilities in your area. To initiate a Find My Nearest search you need to locate a property through making an address search.

Address Searching and Find my Nearest Facility

To relocate the position of the map to your area of interest you need to put in the search box part of the address of the property you wish to locate. It can be the postcode, property name or the full address. The more specific you are the more likely your address will be found. It's worth mentioning that if you use a combination of house number and post code as a valid search e.g. Entering 3 SA69 9PN, it will return just one property on that postcode.

Once you perform a property search, you will be presented with a list that matches your search criteria. Simply select the property you are interested in from the list to make the map zoom to a map with that particular property highlighted.

Address Searching 

You will also see that at the same time as relocating to your property of interest a box appears confirming the name of the property and listing a number of categories for which information is available on facilities and community services that are near to your property of interest. If for example you wanted to find out information on nearby Health and Social Care facilities then clicking on that link would bring up information on dentists, GP surgeries, opticians, pharmacists and hospitals, and clicking on one of these services, such as dentists, will change the map window to show the location of the 5 nearest dentists to your property. In addition these dentists will be listed under the Find My Nearest section on the left side of the screen. Pointing the cursor to one of the icons on the map will highlight the facility in the Find My Nearest section on the left on the screen and clicking on an entry here will highlight its location on the map, together with further information.

Find my Nearest 

Selecting LayersSelecting mapping layers from map legend

You can put the themed layers of information that we have made available to you on the map by selecting the tick box alongside each category in the Map Legend. In doing so, all of the map layers within the Category will automatically load onto the Map.

The symbols shown in the Map Legend will match those shown on the map. You can remove these map layers, or add others, by clicking the appropriate tickbox to control visibility.

Choosing a Background MapChoosing a Background Map

You can select a preferred Background Map by using the selector shown on the right hand side of the map. We currently offer Ordnance Survey colour mapping, which is the default selection, aerial photography and historic maps of the 1890s as background mapping.


Moving and Zooming MapsMoving and Zooming Maps

There are a number of ways you can move and zoom the map. On the map window, there will be the Move and Zoom control facility, as shown on the right.


You can use the directional arrows for moving the map around, whilst you can zoom in or out by either using the ‘+' or ‘-‘ buttons, or simply clicking and dragging the slider to your desired zoom level.


A quick way of moving the position of the map is simply to click your cursor on the map and drag it from one location to another. If your computer mouse has a wheel on it, you can simply wheel to zoom in and out of the map. You can also double click the left mouse button to perform a zoom.


Selecting map objects

You can find out more information on a mapped object by simply clicking on the object or polygon. Where more than one map object exists at a point then information for both objects will be displayed at the same time, as shown below.

Selecting Map Objects 


Issues with using Interactive Mapping

Interactive Mapping will work in most web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. If you have disabled Javascript in your web browser then you will need to enable it. 


Accessibility issues

Pembrokeshire County Council is aware of web site accessibility limitations for users with visual impairment or other conditions. The nature of interactive mapping (graphics and colours used) currently means that making this area fully accessible is not possible. However we will work to ensure all information is as accessible as possible in the future.

ID: 22057 Revised: 30/3/2011