The Cooley peninsula viewed from the north-west looking south-east.

The provenance of the image is unknown, so we apologise for not acknowledging the source.
It was was created by adding colour and relief shading to a digital elevation model.


The Cooley Environmental and Health Group plans to produce an on-line interactive map displaying various environmental and health-related features of interest in the Cooley peninsula. Although some preliminary work has been done (see below), further development has at present been placed on hold. You are free to explore using the link at the foot of this page, but  in the interim we would refer you to some other sites containing useful maps of health-related data accessible via our Map Links page.

The CEHG Map:

The CEHG map is hosted on an external site provided by ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) - a California-based company that is the world's leading supplier of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) software. The link below will open the map in a new window (although please read the instructions first). Whilst the map will display in a phone or other smart device, the full functionality requires a PC or similar large-screen device.

The map will be constructed by superimposing various thematic layers, each of which may be switched on or off, on top of an underlying base map. At present no thematic layers have been added, so only the base map is visible. By default the base map is provided by OpenStreetMap, but you can change the base map by the clicking on the Basemap button (near the top left of the new window) - this should provide a selection of alternative base maps (possibly after a slight delay) including satellite imagery.


You should see a side panel to the left of the map. This may be closed to increase the size of the map by clicking the little sideways triangle symbol at the top right of the panel. To display the panel when it is closed, click the Details button at the top left.

There are three small icons at the top of the panel which control what it displays. The first icon displays general information about the map, plus facilities to modify or create your own map for your personal use - however, you need a special licence to make it available to the public. The second icon lists the various layers used to construct the map with an option to switch each thematic layer on or off. The third icon displays a legend to indicate what each of the symbols used in the map represent.

You can zoom in or out on the map using the wheel on your mouse (if you have one) or by clicking the + or - symbols at the top left of the map - the middle symbol returns you to the default view. Zooming may provide better resolution or possibly even more detail for some themes - i.e. some features are only be displayed at certain scales. You can also pan (i.e. re-centre) the map by holding down the left mouse button and dragging in the direction you wish to go. (Note, that the thematic layers do not necessarily extend beyond Cooley, However, the base maps are global in extent, so you can visit anywhere you wish). Do not be afraid to explore - you cannot do any permanent damage!

View The CEHG Cooley Map