Using the maps
This is designed to be simple. Commence with the low resolution version of your map. This is a relatively small file which will display quickly on most modern PCs.
Open the file either by double clicking, or using your Readers’ File/open menu. It should look similar to this showing the full extent of your map. Once you are ready to start searching for Postcodes, it is a good idea to zoom in to a smaller area using the zoom tool illustrated.
You will see greater detail..
Now click on the “search tool”, it is located as shown right…
This will open a special area in your Reader in which you can enter the value of the postcode you are interested in. In this example a postcode “2340” has been entered. Next click the “search” button… Your map will automatically be adjusted so that the postcode you have searched for is in the centre of the map displayed.
You can also search for town and other locality names in the same way.
Zoom in or move around to reveal the details you are looking for…
In many cases your postcode of interest will be present in one or more inset maps in addition to the main map. When your search finds such an area, the list will include an entry for each occurrence. By clicking on each you will be automatically taken to a different level of detail as depicted in the inset maps.
In metropolitan areas, the detail of our postcode areas can be seen in the image to right. The area shown is part of the PC002NSWACTDAT product and is an area approximately 15 x 15 kilometres, to the north and east of Parramatta.
The background image is a “Google Earth” image.