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New blog post, and a slight tweak to /go/ stuff

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1Search from the URL
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3<p>We've added a new feature to the site, which allows you to enter your
4 search term as part of the URL, and have that search automatically executed
5 for you. So, if you wanted to link to our maps for a variety of different
6 places, you can now do so with a predictable URL.</p>
7
8<p>To use this, the base URL is
9 <a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?</a> .
10 Then, put your search term after the ?, such as:</p>
11
12<ul><li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?Oxford">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?Oxford</a></li>
13<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?IV4 7EP">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?IV4 7EP</a></li>
14<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?NT453622">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?NT453622</a></li>
15<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?55.8592, -4.2567">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?55.8592, -4.2567</a></li>
16</ul>
17
18<p>As you can see, it's now possible to search by postcode, 6 figure grid
19 reference, latitude and longitude, and place name (thanks to
20 <a href="http://www.geonames.org/">Geonames</a>).</p>
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