click here for a list of all existing Templot documentation
about Templot Club cookie information pre-print options:    

click image to open Templot Club in a new tab
Templot club top logo
looking for Templot? - (free)



 you are not logged in  - Login | Join


receive all messages by email: info


Recent Topics
Front Page  Search  Image Gallery  Gallery Upload  My Account  Members  Help  
make a donation  
please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors Templot Companion - User Guide
            messages archive on Yahoo
page trail:  Templot Club > Forums > Off track > OS Press Release: paper maps now include mobile download
Templot web site

             Rating                           OS Press Release: paper maps now include mobile download
     
 Start new topic   Reply blank   Printer friendly 
  Rate this topic  
AuthorMessage
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
1st message | this message only posted: 20 May 2015 16:28
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom



view images in gallery
view images as slides

Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
Ordnance Survey have today announced that starting next month, all their paper maps will come with an option to download a digital version onto a mobile device. Stored on the device, so no mobile signal needed to view the map when out and about.



To access the mobile version of the map, there is a scratch-code on the map to be entered into the OS mobile app, which can be downloaded from the 10th June 2015.

See: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/about/news/2015/os-maps-undergo-greatest-innovation-in-200-years.html

More info: https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ordnancemaps/conversations/messages/5312

Despite predictions of paper maps dying out, it seems sales have actually increased recently.

regards,

Martin.

__________
message ref: 18675

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
2nd message | this message only posted: 21 May 2015 14:59
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Alan Turner
Dudley, United Kingdom



view images in gallery
view images as slides
Well you won't find me in the mountains without a paper map. I've yet to have the batteries run out on one!

regards

Alan
__________
message ref: 18683

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
3rd message | this message only posted: 21 May 2015 15:08
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Paul Boyd
Loughborough, United Kingdom

 

view images in gallery
view images as slides
Alan wrote:-Well you won't find me in the mountains without a paper map. I've yet to have the batteries run out on one!Too right - I've had to direct someone in Snowdonia who was in exactly that situation - flat battery! Mind you, I've also had to redirect someone coming down the wrong path who did have a paper map but couldn't read it!
I do like the idea of the app though, but a pound to a pinch of salt that they won't do a Windows Phone version.  :(
__________
message ref: 18684

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
4th message | this message only posted: 21 May 2015 21:46
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
dave turner
United Kingdom

 

view images in gallery
view images as slides
Paul - elsewhere but ditto. At least they had one. Compass:shock: too much to expect, and don't get me started on inappropriate clothing.
__________
message ref: 18689

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
5th message | this message only posted: 21 May 2015 22:26
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom



view images in gallery
view images as slides

Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
This news from OS has come a few weeks too late for me -- I recently obtained a pocket GPS unit, with OS map cards:

 https://satmap.com


I'm quite pleased with it, in fact I have been out on the Clee Hills with it today. Unlike a smartphone it is ruggedised and weatherproof for outdoor use, and has buttons rather than a touch-screen for use wearing gloves. The buttons are stiffer than I'd like, but that is no doubt the price of having them weatherproof. The neckstrap is utterly useless, but I prefer to keep it in my pocket anyway.

The GPS is impressively accurate, down to 3 metres after a few minutes when it can see a full set of 12 satellites. It can see me moving from room to room at home, zoomed in on the OS 10K map. I don't know how that compares with other GPS units, but it certainly impresses me. :)

Has a battery of course, but there's an option to swap the rechargeable for a spare set of AAs in an emergency. There's a replaceable clip-on screen cover for when it gets scratched or muddy.

The great advantage of OS mobile mapping over the usual Bing/Google maps is that they are far more detailed, including rights of way and contours -- essential for walking. I went for the map cards which can toggle through 50K Landranger, 25K Explorer, 10K Streetmap at the same zoom setting, which is handy.

Martin.

__________
message ref: 18691

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
6th message | this message only posted: 22 May 2015 09:22
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Paul Boyd
Loughborough, United Kingdom

 

view images in gallery
view images as slides
Hi MartinI'm quite pleased with it, in fact I have been out on the Clee Hills with it today.For that price you should be pleased!  I think I'll stick to paper maps (and a compass!)  :)

Cheers
__________
message ref: 18694

 
 Clicked a link? Wrong message? Wait until the page has finished loading, click in the address bar and then press the Enter key. This is a timing bug in some browsers.
7th message | this message only posted: 22 May 2015 11:36
 PM  Reply with quote  Reply blank 
from:
Martin Wynne
West Of The Severn, United Kingdom



view images in gallery
view images as slides

Please do not send requests for help direct to me via email or PM.

Post your questions on the forum where everyone can see them and add helpful replies.
Paul Boyd wrote:For that price you should be pleased!Indeed. :)

I don't often splash out on tech -- I don't have a smartphone, or a satnav in the car. My digital camera is 14 years old. But having got lost recently, even with a paper map (not on some wild mountain top, but in the middle of a ploughed field  :) ), and struggling with a paper map in a howling gale, I thought I'd drag myself a bit more up to date. None of the GPS units are cheap, I went for the Satmap because I wanted the familiar OS maps, and I don't get on with touch screens.

Martin.

__________
message ref: 18695

 
This is topic ID = 2691     Page created at 23:14 (local time)  
You can type a quick reply to this topic here.

Click in the box to begin.


But to reply to an individual message, or to include images, attachments and formatted text, use the reply buttons on each message above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start new topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.

             Start new topic 

 click to jump to a different forum:     Back to top of page

Templot Club > Forums > Off track > OS Press Release: paper maps now include mobile download
about Templot Club

list recently active topics Templot Companion - User Guide - A-Z Index Old Templot Companion Please click: important information for new members and first-time visitors.
indexing link for search engines only

back to top of page


Please read this important note about copyright: Unless stated otherwise, all the files submitted to this web site are copyright and the property of the respective contributor. You are welcome to use them for your own personal non-commercial purposes, and in your messages on this web site. If you want to publish any of this material elsewhere or use it commercially, you must first obtain the owner's permission to do so.

The small print: All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted. The owner of this web site is not responsible for any content displayed here other than his own contributions. The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.
Problems with this web site? Contact webmaster@templot.com.   This web site uses cookies: click for information.  
© 2017  

Powered by UltraBB - © 2009 Data 1 Systems