Welcome to the new Coflein mapping service. The service is launched in beta format so we can gather information about its functionality, its bugs and hear about suggestions for improvements. The new service is based on Open Layers technology, an open source package that is now widely used for mapping application. To make a comment about the mapping, use our ‘Survey Monkey’ form at the link below.
The text search is better for finding particular monuments by name, or for finding sites by other classifications, such as name, type, or period. It can also be used for finding sites in pre-defined areas such as a community or county, or in the vicinity of a location defined by a national grid reference (ngr). It is the quickest searching method for archaeological or architectural sites and monuments with images and there is also a keyword facility which searches for all occurrences of the specified words throughout the database.
The map allows you to zoom in and out and pan across Wales. Once you have zoomed in to a large enough scale red spots will appear to indicate a location that we have information about. To open the information, click on the ‘select an area’ tool, press the shift key, and draw a box around the area you’re interested in. This will list the sites in the information pane and show selected sites as location pins. As above, if you click on a location pin it will allow you to link to the details of a site, as will clicking on the NPRN in the list of sites. Clicking on the number of images will take you straight to a list of available images.
This enables you to zoom quickly to a predefined map area. The gazetteer is derived from Ordnance Survey data. It does NOT search the Coflein database - you should use the Search tab to do this. Search for a Placename below and the map will display the location(s). If there is more than one result click on the one that best matches your search to zoom directly to the location