Parish Online displays layers in collapsed orange and blue folders on the left-hand-side of the screen. These are called collections.
Blue collections contain layers that can be placed on top of base maps.
Parish Online contains a lot of Map Layers, and this can often make information hard to find.
Map Layers Panel
This panel is always displayed on the left-hand side of the Parish Online window and displays all the map layers Parish Online has available to view. To browse this panel, use the scroll wheel on your computer mouse.
Collections are groups of Map Layers that can be expanded and collapsed using the plus (+) icon to the right of the layer name.
Orange collections contain base maps. The base map section has a broad range to choose from, from high resolution aerial imagery to detailed Ordnance Survey (OS) maps.
Blue collections contain Parish layers, layers that can be placed on top of base maps. These include bus shelter locations, road signs, grit bin locations and local green spaces.
Shared layers are blue collections sourced from different government agencies and Local Authorities (where available).
Search for Map Layers
One quick way of searching for a Map Layer is to use the Layer Search.
- Log into Parish Online
- Click on the Magnifying Glass icon that's just right of the Map Layers text (see picture below)
- Type in the layer's name you want to find, such as 'Green Belt'
- Press Enter on your keyboard.
This will find all the Map Layers or Collections that include that phrase. These will be displayed below the search box.
You can then tick the box next to the Layer you wish to add and click 'Apply'. This will display it in the map area.