How to use this website

This website is based around the standard Google Maps interface, with some adaptations to allow selection of places of worship associated with specific religious groups.

Exploring the map

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The tools in the image on the left (which appear on the left side of the map) are used to explore the map. The circular tool at the top is used to pan the map, i.e. move it on the screen. The vertical scroll bar below is used to zoom the map in and out. Grabbing the map with the mouse pointer and moving it will also pan. Using the scroll wheel on your mouse will also zoom in and out. The little orange man icon can be dragged and dropped onto the map to enter Google Street View mode.

The two buttons which appear at the top right of the map are used to switch between a road map and satellite imagery.

The inset map which appears at the bottom right of the main map shows the broader context of the area which you are zoomed into.

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Obtaining further details on sites

Clicking on one of the site icons will bring up an information window, giving more details on that particular site. If you double-click on one of the site icons, the map should zoom in to that point.

For more detailed work, the links at the bottom of the page provide access to an Excel spreadsheet containing all of the attribute data associated with the sites. There are also links to files that can be opened in Google Earth and in more complex GIS packages if you have access to such software. Further details on many of the sites can be found in: Moore, Andrew. 2008. Where Leicester has worshipped. Laurel House Publishing, Leicester.

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Selecting different religious groups

The panel below the main map screen enables users to select different types of religion, to hide sites that are out of use or destroyed, to search the map for areas or roads within Leicester, and to reset the map back to its original state.

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