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    Question:

    The Centre Map to Current Location tool is not working. How can I get it to centre over my current location?

     

    Answer: 

    MapThat has a tool that allows users to move the map so that it auto centre’s over their current location.

    When MapThat opens it will centre over a location that the Admin User has chosen for that Project. For example, the image below shows that the map has auto opened over the whole of the UK.pic1.pngBy pressing the Centre Map to Current Location tool, the map will automatically work out your current geographic location and re-centre and zoom into the map accordingly.

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    In this case the map has centered over the Cadline office in Staines.pic3.pngTo enable this tool to work in Internet Explorer and within Google Chrome, the user will need to ensure that location service options are enabled on their computers. The details of how to do this are outlined below: 

    Chrome:

    Click on the menu within Chrome and choose Settings. Within the Settings page choose the Show Advanced Settings link at the bottom of the page. Within the Advanced Settings scroll down to the Privacy section and choose the Content Settings button.pic4.png

    In the Content Settings, now scroll down to the Location section and select one of the options that allows websites to track your location. We would recommend selecting Ask when a site tries to track your physical location. pic5.png

    Internet Explorer:

    In Windows 10 find the Location Privacy Settings. Within the Location settings ensure that the Location Service and General Location are turned on.pic6.png

    In addition, within Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options > and on the Privacy Tab ensure that Location does not have a tick within the option that states – Never allow websites to request your physical location.

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    Now when using the Centre Map to Current Location tool, the map will auto recentre over your current geographic location!

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