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OS MapFinder is the first official iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch App from Ordnance Survey, enabling users to view, navigate and download the most up-to-date OS Landranger (1:50 000) and OS Explorer (1:25 000) maps of Great Britain in amazing high-resolution.
OS MapFinder is ideal for walkers, ramblers, runners, cyclists and generally anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The fast and easy to use App comes bundled with free overview mapping - including Ordnance Survey’s trusted and reliable 1:250 000 Scale mapping. The App allows users to quickly, and accurately, search by place name, postcode, and grid reference.
Ordnance Survey maintains Great Britain’s definitive digital mapping database, and with OS MapFinder users can enjoy the print quality of the trusted OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps (660dpi) on their iOS devices. The App allows users to buy and create their own bespoke high-resolution maps via Apple’s ‘In App Purchase’ service. Each mapping tile is fully downloaded to the iOS device, meaning that it will work anywhere regardless of iPhone/iPad signal. The tile download facility allows users to select and purchase up-to-date mapping of their favourite locations, and then easily plan, plot, record and review their own bespoke walks, runs and cycle rides.
OS MapFinder brings all the detail and reliability of the iconic Ordnance Survey paper maps to iOS devices.
OS MapFinder features Include:
•Download and purchase trusted and up-to-date OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps in amazing high-resolution detail
• Route recording – record your own personal routes in real time
•View current time, distance, speed , Ordnance Survey grid reference, latitude and longitude
•Route planning and track functionality – plan your own bespoke routes and measure your times for each trip
•Review and plan new routes from your own personal routes library
•Select your own route types , walking , running or cycling and view the estimated route duration
•Smooth and fast zooming and scrolling between maps
•Real-time location tracking via GPS or Wifi positioning
•Ordnance Survey free map stack viewable offline
•A free OS Landranger and OS Explorer map tile of Exeter
•Offline viewing – all downloaded OS Landranger and OS Explorer map tiles can be viewed offline
•Place name lookup – search for thousands of places across Great Britain in seconds
•Postcode lookup – search and locate postcodes
•Grid reference lookup
•Useful tips on how to read and navigate maps.
Any 100 km2 map tiles purchased will be updated for FREE under a revision program. Tile updates are unlimited for the life of the application*.
Map tiles once purchased through your iTunes account can be uploaded onto all devices registered to that account (i.e. if you purchase on iPhone you do not have to repurchase on iPad). To do this, simply go to "Purchase" from the menu and then tap the sync symbol (to the left of the search). You will need to enter your Apple id and the app will start syncing.
Users who are having difficulty in finding purchased maps should make sure they are zooming in far enough. We will include a lock scale function on a future release.
*or until 31st March 2016 (whichever is longer), updates will generally occur bi-annually as we update our mapping.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life..
Ordnance Survey is committed to creating the best mobile mapping experiences. As part of this, we will be releasing regular updates to all our apps to improve their user experience and stability. We welcome your feedback and comments, and strive to act promptly on any complaints. Please get in contact with us via Twitter @OSLeisure, by phone on 08456050505
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 2.0.4
Increased stability of map purchasing experience
Improved reliability of map access and storage
Enhanced messaging around initial map download
New iteration of in-app purchase of National Parks and Regions
User experience improvements around route planning and recording
Corrected user crash issues experienced with iPad Air
Resolved issues surrounding purchased tiles disappearing from user device
Resolved issues where purchased tiles re-download to a user’s device
Corrected issues surrounding inability to download a purchased tile
Resolved issues surrounding Syncing of tiles from iCloud
Still not working
The latest update has still not restored the ability to purchase new map tiles. On selecting Buy or Store and the tiles all you get is a grid with no buttons to actually allow a purchase.
A real shame since OS maps are far better quality than those cartoony things in most other mapping apps.
Not quite squashed all the bugs. Once map has found current location and you zoom in, the square around current location loses detail. You have to zoom back out to get the detail back.
It only took 2 months for them to squash the appalling bugs. The app now works as described and is great. Would appreciate a button to display the legend though - digging into sub menus for it isn't ideal!
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 05 March 2014
- Version: 2.0.4
- Size: 380 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Ordnance Survey Limited
- © Ordnance Survey Leisure
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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