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Maps, Weather, Homes & Jobs

Bing Maps     Google Maps    Ordnance Survey     Getmapping


  • Bing maps. Not just an online street map, Bing maps offers a wide variety of extra functions. Under the ‘Road’ tab you’ll find an Ordnance Survey map, and under the ‘Birds eye’ tab there are a normal aerial view plus the more interesting bird’s eye view. The ‘Traffic’ tab shows traffic flow and construction works. Links on the left of the page let you get directions or search for nearby businesses and services.


  • Google Maps. A similar online mapping service is provided by Google Maps. Clicking on the ‘Satellite / Map’ icon will let you alternate between these two options. Under the ‘Earth’ icon you can choose traffic, photos and videos, weather and Wikipedia entries. Like Bing there are directions and search functions to the left of the page. In addition you can get a street level view on Streetview. To access this, left click on the little man at the top of the zoom function and drag him onto the map. When you’ve finished click on the – zoom button to return.
  • Ordnance Survey.  A range of printed Ordnance Survey maps are available covering this area. The most useful general purpose one for walkers and cyclists is the Explorer series (1:25,000 scale) sheet 180. You can access their get-a-map service online, but to use this fully you will need to go through a registration process first.
  • OpenStreetMap. What you get here is a wonderful Wiki World Map contining a slightly idiosyncratic but useful mix of information from pubs and shops to bus stops and car parks and even the position of electricity pylons. That’s OpenStreetMap for you!
  • Getmapping. You can’t view details of Getmapping maps online but they offer a wide range of specialist products worth knowing about which you can order online through this website.
  • Cumnor Parish Record. The Cumnor Parish Record website contains a number of interesting specialist maps of the area such as geological and relief maps plus a wide range of historic maps. Some are specific to Cumnor Village or Cumnor Parish but several cover a wider area.

In addition a number of historical map websites can be found on the Local History page.


See the RRS Feed from BBC Weather in the right hand column or click on these links for weather forecasts on the Met Office and Weather Channel websites.

Over the winter months the County Council website also has a page about snowfall in Oxfordshire including details about which roads are gritted and any school closures.

Homes (to rent or buy):

Find house sales prices for this area on the Our Property website. You need to register for a ‘Fubra Passport’ to see data on this website. Find local houses to rent or buy on the email4property, Oxford Times and Right Move websites.


Search for job opportunities in the surrounding area on the fish4jobs, Oxford Times and Direct Gov websites.

If you are looking for voluntary work rather than paid employment see our Initiatives & Charities page.