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What is DorsetExplorer and what can I do with it?

DorsetExplorer is an easy to use web mapping application for members of the public and council staff.

DorsetExplorer gives you access to a wealth of geographic information in and around Dorset. You can find nearly anything in one of our many versions covering:

  • rights of way
  • school catchments
  • historic OS Basemaps from the late 1800s
  • high resolution aerial photography from throughout the years
  • digital terrain models
  • and much more

As well as seeing information laid out on a map, you can also:


Some features described in this guide may not be available in the version of DorsetExplorer you are using.