Ordnance Survey has released its OS MapFinder app for Android, helping to guide walkers, runners, ramblers and cyclists around Great Britain’s great outdoors.
Users can view and navigate OS Landranger (1: 50,000) and OS Explorer (1: 25,000) maps in amazing high resolution, and you can even download them to refer to offline should you get lost in the wilderness. Or, errr, Exeter – as our image demonstrates above.
With free overview mapping of the UK in Ordnance Survey’s reliable 1: 250,000 scale, the app is not just for weekend warriors – with real-time GPS positioning and thousands of points of interests marked for you to explore.
While we won’t be getting rid of Google Maps just yet, outdoor enthusiasts will find OS MapFinder particularly useful for plotting routes, and you can also record, save and export them as GPX files.
The Ordnance Survey launch blog explains: “We’ve incorporated many of the features the iOS version of OS MapFinder boasts – including the option to both import and export routes – and have also added the feature for Android users to be able to lock orientation on the app.”
“Many other features are still in development for the Android version and we’re already looking forward to bringing you the first update!”
The OS MapFinder app is free to download via Google Play with overview mapping for the whole of Great Britain. Once you’ve downloaded it, you can purchase and download more detailed map data for outdoor use – let us know how you get on!