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Highways Information Map FAQ


This page provides some answers to some frequently asked questions about the Highways Information Map for Essex.


1. How do I display the information I want to see?

Go to ‘Show Map Categories’ then click on the + symbol to see a drop down list.  Then put a tick in the box of the layer you want to look at on the map.  To collapse the list, click on -.


2. Can I hide the Map Categories on the left and view a bigger map?

Yes you can.  Click the back < symbol in the top left corner of the map to hide the info bar at the side.  Click again to bring it back.


3. How do I zoom in/out of the location?

On the map in the top left hand corner, click the blue + symbol to zoom in, click the – symbol to zoom out.  Alternatively you can use the slider to zoom in and out.


4. How do I move around on the map?

Right click and hold the mouse button down, then drag to the area on the map you wish to view.


5. How do I change the map from colour to black and white?

You can switch between colour and black and white background maps using the buttons on the top right corner


6. How do I look up a location?

In the top left hand corner, go to ‘Find Address,’ type the address or postcode if you know it.


7. How can I see more information about the data?

By clicking on the highlighted information or symbol on the map, you can get additional information about that data or location.


8. Can I see more layers?

Yes, just tick all the boxes you want to see on the map.


9. I’ve changed my mind and want to see something else, how do I do that?

Simply uncheck all the boxes for the layers you do not wish to see.


10. What does the blue i symbol mean?

You can click on this to view more information about the topic.


11. I can't find what I'm looking for?

It is possible that either the map is not programmed to show this information, or the item you are looking for is not the responsibility of ECC Highways.


12. On the Highway Record layer I don't understand what the different colours mean?

The areas of the record shown without a black border have not been validated as they have not yet been fully researched. The coloured information is as accurate as possible based on the data we have and remains subject to change should further information to the contrary or correcting the same come to light. Areas coloured in yellow are not maintainable at public expense. That means we do not maintain them.


13. Printing the map 

To print the map we recommend using the snipping tool on Windows devices or the grab tool on Mac devices, other screen capturing methods are available.


Terms & Conditions

In order to use this map you need to read and accept our terms and conditions of use.

To confirm you have read and accept these terms and conditions and to access the map, click here