Mining Plans Portal

Map Search Help

The Mining Plans Portal Map Search allows you to access information on Mine Plans and Mined Minerals Data across the UK.

The Map is made up of a map frame, table of contents, legend, toolbar and a results frame as shown below,

The map frame displays the location of the layers on a map. Within the map frame a user can for example, zoom to an area of interest and query layers.

The table of contents displays a list of layers that are available to view on the map. The table of contents can be used to turn layers on and off in the map frame.

The legend displays the symbology of the layers that are available to view on the map. The legend can be used to see which symbols on the map correspond to which layer.

The results frame displays the attributes of features that have been selected on the map. For example, if a user uses the 'Select Mine Plans by Rectangle' tool (explained further below) to select mine plans, the results of the search will be displayed in the results frame.

The toolbar provides tools for use with the map. Please note, if you cannot see all the tools described here use the scrollbars to scroll along to the tool.


Zoom In

- zoom in to an area on the map

Zoom Out

- zoom out of an area on the map

Back to Last Extent

- return to the previous extent

Full Extent

- zoom to the extent of all the layers

Pan

- drag the map to an area of interest

Overview Map On/Off

- toggle between the table of contents and the legend

Clear selection

- clear the current selection

Print

- print a copy of the map

The Zoom to Postcode tool looks like this . To use the Zoom to Postcode tool, click the button and then enter a postcode in the box that appears in the results frame. The application will automatically zoom to that postcode. NOTE: Use the Cancel button to close the Postcode Search if you decide not to use it.

The Mine Plans Info tool allows you to find out more information about a single mine plan. Click the tool and then click on a mine plan. The application will present you with information on the mine plan at the bottom of the screen.

The Select Mine Plans by County or Mine Name tool can be used to select Mine Plans by County or Mine Name. Click the Tool and then select to look for Mine plans by county, or Mine plans by name from the drop down list. Enter the value (name or county) and click 'Search', this will select all plans in the specified county or with the specified name, and return a list of information at the bottom of the screen.

The search is not case-sensitive, and a partial name or county can be entered without use of wildcards. For example, "xford", "oxf" or "OXFORDSHIRE" will all return mine plans in Oxfordshire. To zoom to the selected mining plans click on 'Zoom to Selected Records'. To zoom to a particular selected mine plan click on the relevant 'Rec' number in the list.

The Select Mine Plans by Rectangle tool allows you to obtain information on several mine plans. Click on the tool and then drag a box over the area of interest. This will select all plans in the chosen area (highlighted in yellow) and return the information about each plan to the bottom of the screen. To zoom to the selected plans click on 'Zoom to Selected Records'. To zoom to a particular selected plan click on the relevant 'Rec' number in the list.

The Select Mined Minerals Data by Rectangle tool allows you to obtain information on several mining types. Click on the tool and then drag a box over the area of interest. This will select all mineral types in the chosen area (highlighted in yellow) and return the information about each type to the bottom of the screen. To zoom to the selected areas click on 'Zoom to Selected Records'. To zoom to a particular selected record click on the relevant 'Rec' number in the list.To obtain contact information click on the relevant entry under "Mineral Type" and a window will open giving details of the relevant organisations that can provide further information.

The Mined Minerals Data Contact Info tool can be used by clicking on a Mined Minerals Data feature. After click on a feature a pop up window will appear containing information on the mining type and the relevant organisations that can provide further information.

Dataset Information and Disclaimer . Next to the results frame there is a link to further information about the Mined Minerals Data and a disclaimer. Clicking this link will open another page which contains information on the dataset, on the different types of mineral displayed on the map and a disclaimer.