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iOSMaps puts the power of Great British Ordnance Surveyⓒ Maps into the palm of your hand, or literally at the touch of your finger.
iosmaps Use the magic of Core Locations that is built right into your iPod Touchⓒ and iPhoneⓒ to orientate yourself, while home or away.
Look up place names and postcodes and get accurate OSGB36 and WGS84 grid references directly from the application
Enter shortcuts into the iosmaps search bar found on www.publicfootpaths.com to make map highly specific navigation a breeze.
Pan your way around Great Britain with just your finger, and zoom using a swish pinch gesture.
Get detailed cartography on rights of way, geological and geographical features. Find historical information and other curios of your locational tapesty such as the infamous PH feature.
Use iOSMap for outdoor pursuit such as walking, cycling, running, skiing. Any undertaking that require topological data may be enhanced by using this handy map app.
Look up full post codes,places and sites using the search facility.
iOSMaps use the cutting edge Ordanance Surveyⓒ OpenSpace api with a few other tricks to bring highly accurate Great British cartographical data straight to your mitts.
Explore and discover the fascinating, rich geography of Great Britain.
A connection to the internet is required .
What's New in Version 1.3
I thought I'd download this app to use when I got lost cycling. However I soon realised it wasn't fit for purpose. The map is slow to load, even on wifi so you can imagine what it is like on 3G and 2G. When the app loads you are presented with an image of an OS map of the south coast. The app then loads the actual OS map of the same area. I can only assume this is the developers humour creeping into the app as it focuses in on a place called 'Beer'. Yes, hilarious isn't it. Not so funny when you're lost, need an OS map and the app is wasting time loading in an area that I'm not in. Once the area I am in has eventually loaded it isn't easy to navigate about, it goes blank for ages if you pan and zoom which makes you think it has crashed. It hasn't, it is just taking ages to load. One other gripe is that it doesn't pinpoint where you are so a lot of time is spent working out where you are on the map presented. I know it's free but it could be better if the basics were catered for.
Amazing and it's FREE!
I can't believe some of the whinging from people who have paid nothing for this app. If you want to move across the map you need to highlight the round button next to the info sign, to blue, and then unhighlight it. Ok, so it's a little clumsy but it works. If you are going to walk/visit an area where there is no 3G, take a number of screen shots of the area you need before you set off, when you are connected to wifi or 3G, and then refer to them from the photo app. As several people have already said, the whole 1: 50,000 series at your fingertips would ordinairily cost you £100s.
Avoid the inevitable let-down
Unfortunately I have to add my voice to the 'such a shame' brigade. Originally very useful but since it's become popular whatever the API with Ordnance Survey this app uses is maxed out early each day (there seems to be a limit on the number of tiles the app - across everyone who uses it - can pull down).
What's more - though I have no problem with ads in free apps if they're subtle, the developer threw ads in the latest update under the pretext of 'General Housekeeping' in the release notes. At worst - blatant misrepresentation, at best - very poor form.
Avoid taking up space and a slot on your iPhone / Touch - you'll only be disappointed when you come to want to use it.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 02 February 2010
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: William Wray
- © William Wray 2009
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.