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    Online Ordnance survey maps....



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    As we tend to use maps and Google earth/street view a lot to find and research 'wild' camping spots, we decided to subscribe to their online mapping app.

    It's been fab so far...
    gives you the full set of UK maps at various scales AND the ability to plot routes and download them etc.

    App is download able from Google play/app store etc

    Subscription is just less than 20 a year for full access.

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    link to OS

    Perhaps this will give some more information:

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/sho...ps-online.html

    Looks like if you buy a paper 1:25000 or 1:50,000 map, with the code obtained, you can then download the purchased map to your app which you can then use offline.

    Sounds very good.

    Barry
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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzybabes View Post
    Perhaps this will give some more information:

    https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/sho...ps-online.html

    Looks like if you buy a paper 1:25000 or 1:50,000 map, with the code obtained, you can then download the purchased map to your app which you can then use offline.

    Sounds very good.

    Barry
    You do indeed get a online token for paper maps you have bought.

    The app however gives you online access AND ability to download sections for 20 a year....
    Of the FULL UK map base on the various scales available.
    Good value for us as we tend to flit around the UK on a regular basis.

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    There is also another option I often use:

    WalkLakes ? the best Lake District walks

    Not only Lake District Walks! If you register with them, for free, you have access to all UK Bing (OS) maps up to 25,000 with the ability to create and save or import gpx files. You can also print out maps (in my case only up to A4).

    You can also choose between OS and Waymaps on screen, and also change view to aerial, which makes route planning superb.

    I think usage is free but seem to remember I was asked to make a donation a short while back.

    Brilliant site and can't fault.

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    I have an app on windowsphone, can access all os maps online, it will also hold a 'tile' in cache for offline use which is enough for a days cycling or walking for me, one off cost 7.59 which has got to be best deal I've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmd View Post
    I have an app on windowsphone, can access all os maps online, it will also hold a 'tile' in cache for offline use which is enough for a days cycling or walking for me, one off cost 7.59 which has got to be best deal I've ever had.
    Is it a secret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzybabes View Post
    Is it a secret?
    hold on while I switch the phone on.
    p.s. got it, GeoGPS.
    p.p.s there is a weeks free trial to see if you like it, if you decide not to pay after that it will revert to open source maps which show footpaths but I note that the paths across our fields are out of date by about 5 years as we had a path diverted.
    Last edited by colinmd; 12-08-2017 at 13:37.

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    Country Walking

    Ordnance Survey Maps are free if you subscribe to Country Walking magazine. They give information on walks all over the country.

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    Bing Maps

    I F you use bing maps one of the options to view is OS along with the usual satellite and road maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by colinmd View Post
    hold on while I switch the phone on.
    p.s. got it, GeoGPS.
    p.p.s there is a weeks free trial to see if you like it, if you decide not to pay after that it will revert to open source maps which show footpaths but I note that the paths across our fields are out of date by about 5 years as we had a path diverted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I F you use bing maps one of the options to view is OS along with the usual satellite and road maps
    The app I mention accesses OS maps via Bing but displays them with gps, AFAIK Bing won't display OS maps on a GPS and/or portable device normaly.

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