Ordnance Survey launch OS Maps Online
Having just launched the next generation of paper map, Britain’s national mapping agency has now turned its attention to digital mapping, announcing a new app that puts mapping for the whole country on to Android and iOS smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs for the first time.
The OS Maps app is perfect for planning outdoor adventures around the country. The app contains the full set of Explorer (1:25k) and Landranger (1:50k) maps, plus aerial imagery and standard zoom mapping, with the option to create routes, find places to visit, track journeys, export routes to GPS devices and print unlimited maps on A4 and A3.
It also contains OS’ newest tool – National Park auto-routing. Covering all 15 National Parks, the feature works as an off-road Sat Nav for planning routes on public rights of way and footpaths – the first time Britain’s breathing spaces have been made accessible in this way. The app also works with or without mobile signal and WiFi as maps can be downloaded to your phone, so there are no worries about losing signal when out exploring!