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2layout: post
3title: Search from the URL
4date: '2007-04-10 20:25:19 +0100'
5mt_id: 169
6blog_id: 4
7post_id: 169
8basename: search_from_the_url
9author: 'Nick Burch'
10---
11 <p>We've added a new feature to the site, which allows you to enter your
12 search term as part of the URL, and have that search automatically executed
13 for you. So, if you wanted to link to our maps for a variety of different
14 places, you can now do so with a predictable URL.</p>
15
16<p>To use this, the base URL is
17 <a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?</a> .
18 Then, put your search term after the ?, such as:</p>
19
20<ul><li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?Oxford">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?Oxford</a></li>
21<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?IV4 7EP">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?IV4 7EP</a></li>
22<li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?NT453622">http://www.npemap.org.uk/go/?NT453622</a></li>
23<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>
24</ul>
25
26<p>As you can see, it's now possible to search by postcode, 6 figure grid
27 reference, latitude and longitude, and place name (thanks to
28 <a href="http://www.geonames.org/">Geonames</a>).</p>
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