The Geographical Search is an advanced search tool which allows you to locate Scran records connected with a particular area.
You can operate the Geographical Search by clicking on an interactive map or by typing in geographical information such as regional names, place names or postcodes.
To get to the Geographical Search, choose Search then Geographical from the navigation menu at the top of the screen.
- Perform a search by typing in geographical information
- Perform a search by clicking on the interactive map
You need to choose to search by either Place, Postcode, Grid Reference, Local Authority or Parish. Make your selection by clicking the small round button to the left of your choice.
You can then continue to either type in the place name or postcode or grid reference, or choose the local authority or parish from the lists given.
Once you are happy with your entry, click Go to perform the search.
Next, you will see a smaller scale map of the area you selected.
First, you need to find the location you want on the map:
Use the compass points around the edges to shift position on the map.
Use the scale tool at the top right corner to zoom in and out.
Once you can see the area you want to search, use the tools below the map to define your search:
Use the buttons below the map to mark the place you want to search on the map and launch the search. The following table gives instructions for using each button:
|Click this button then click on the map to mark the position you want to search.|
|Click this button to remove a marker.|
|Click this button to launch the search once you are happy with the postition of the marker.|
This drop-down menu will define the extent of your search, centred on the place on the map where you place your marker.
You can also use the search options at the bottom of the page.