How to use GIS WebMap
Welcome to Ipswich Borough Council's GIS WebMap application.
GIS WebMap was created as part of an e-Government project to allow our website visitors to visualise the spatial information that we hold. It has been developed using Geomedia WebMap software.
Before using the system, please check the details on the System requirements page below to make sure that your system has everything you need.
The system works using more than 130 map overlays that are grouped by themes.
To view a specific item using the GIS system use the following step-by-step instructions:
- Select Map Overlay on the left hand side;
- Select the theme that you need (if you're not sure which one, you can 'expand' each theme by clicking on it to view more details);
- Tick the relevant box for the item you wish to be displayed and scroll down to click Update Map;
- The requested information is now shown on the map. In most cases you can see information about an object by scrolling over it with your cursor.
When viewing Planning Applications or Listed Buildings, if you click on the object in question, details can be viewed in a form. When viewing layers from the Adopted Local Plan or the Draft Local Plan, clicking on the object will open a PDF document with the regulations referring to the lines and areas shown on the plan.
A legend showing the displayed layers is included on the right-hand side of the map. To hide the features of a layer uncheck the box of the layer in the legend. You can show it again by re-checking the box.
Searching using an address
You can search for a particular address on the map using the Address Search menu item on the right hand side.
Enter a street name, address or postcode in the search box and choose the required pin in the pop up box to locate a specific address.
This can be used alongside layers, for example to identify which ward an address is in.
To benefit from the full functionality of the GIS system your computer will need to have the following:
The GIS system uses a Java applet (a small program that runs within your browser) to display the map and so you will need to have Java available. This is usually installed with either your browser or operating system, although it can be downloaded from www.java.com for free. You will also need to make sure that your browser settings allow Java applets to be run. The first time that a map is displayed you may receive a security warning confirming that the applet has been provided by Intergraph and is free from viruses or other security hazards. You should accept the certificate by selecting 'Yes', and the map will be displayed. The applet is approximately 180Kb in size and will take about 30 seconds to download on a 56K modem. You will only need to download this once per visit. If you don't want to see the warning again select the 'Always' button.
- Browser versions
This site is optimised for users of Internet Explorer Version 5 or above. Users of other browsers may not see the content correctly or certain functions may not be available.
- Screen resolution
The site has been designed for screen resolutions of 800x600 or higher.
This site uses frames to arrange the menu, map and functions on your display. Although most browsers support frames, you should ensure that your browser does.
Last Updated: Friday 6th December 2013