By Phil Endecott
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* Detailed street-level mapping of England, Scotland and Wales using Ordnance Survey® data. * 3D mode ideal for mountains. * 1:250,000 road maps built in to the app. * Free detailed 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 maps downloaded and stored for off-line use. * Contour lines and hill shading. * Footpaths from OpenStreetMap.org. * Off-line place, street name and postcode search. * Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Since April 2010, Britain's national mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released a large amount of free map data. UK Map makes much of that data available in a single app. It includes 1:1M MiniScale® and 1:250k road maps, which are built into the app, and 1:25k district maps and 1:10k street maps for the entire country which you can download in 5km by 5km tiles. Unlike other Ordnance Survey apps, these downloads are entirely free of charge - the only cost is the initial purchase of the app.
New in version 2.0, the app now has a 3D mode that lets you view the terrain from any viewpoint - it's great for visualising hills and mountains.
In comparison with most other map apps, this app shows much more detail of individual buildings at the street level.
Note that Ordnance Survey have not released any of their Landranger® or Explorer® map data as part of this free scheme, so those maps are not included in the app. However the app's 1:25k maps are suitable for countryside use; they are comparable to Landranger, since they don't show field boundaries and a few other details. They do show water features and woodland, contour lines and hill shading, and now also footpaths.
Note that because the footpaths are derived from volunteer-collected data from OpenStreetMap.org, the coverage is not yet as complete as the other map data.
The app also includes a searchable gazetteer containing over 250,000 place names, 850,000 street names and 1.6 million post codes. All of this data is built in to the app, so this search also works when there is no network connection.
The app also supports the compass (not all devices) and GPS (iPhone and some iPads only), and can display your position and altitude.
After installing the app, touch the '?' button to view the instructions including how to download detailed maps and how to move around in 3D mode.
Unfortunately Northern Ireland is not included. The Isle of Man is included only at road-atlas scales.
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2010 - 2014. Please visit the website for more information - http://ukmapapp.com/
What's New in Version 2.6
This is a bug fix to improve compatibility with the iPad Air 2.
If you don't have an iPad Air 2, there is no need to install this update.
Excellent mapping tool 👍
Found the maps themselves to be very reliable and accurate. Use the iPad for 3D mode whilst planning low level helicopter flying and use on the iPhone for hill walking, very accurate, very fast fixing and perfect for when you have no signal in the wilderness. Very low battery usage also. As previously mentioned by others a waypoint feature of some sort that gives s rough distance that you have planned to travel would be the icing on the cake.
The best mapping app for walkers
Great app, use all the time on the walks that we do. It's got us out of lots of 'lost' situations. I've brought many other map and navigation aids, for me, for walking, this is the best.
One feature improvement that maybe that could be considered is the option of being able to drop a pin at a specific location to help navigation and seeing how far away you are from a desired spot when outside conditions are bad.
The Caravaners dream!
As keen Caravaners planning routes using a map can be fraught with problems due to narrow roads,steep hills,and general problems not shown on most maps.
I'm now able to plan routes knowing what lies ahead and with some amazing detail too due to the ability to zoom in on the areas of interest.
We'd be lost without it .
Quite simply the most useful app on the iPad and iPhone and well worth the money.
Many thanks Phil.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 03 November 2014
- Version: 2.6
- Size: 236 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Philip Endecott
- © 2010-2014 Philip Endecott
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.