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. * Mark waypoints and record tracks. * Import and export GPX files. * Plot graphs of altitude and speed. * Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. * Off-line place, street name and postcode search.
After installing the app, please touch the '?' button to view instructions including how to download detailed maps.
Northern Ireland is not included. The Isle of Man is included only at road-atlas scales.
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. Once you've downloaded the detailed maps that you need, an internet connection is not required.
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 most footpaths.
Because the footpaths are derived from volunteer-collected data from OpenStreetMap.org, rather than Ordnance Survey, the coverage is not yet as complete as the other map data.
New in version 3.0, the app can load GPX files (for example, from websites, other apps and from nearby devices via AirDrop) and display waypoints, tracks and routes. You can also mark waypoints and record tracks within the app, and export them.
Also new in version 3.0, you can view graphs of altitude or speed along recorded tracks and imported routes.
The app has a 3D mode that lets you view the terrain from any viewpoint, useful for visualising hills and mountains.
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 and GPS - on those devices that have them - to display your position, orientation and altitude.
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2010 - 2017. Please visit the website for more information - http://ukmapapp.com/
What's New in Version 3.1
This is a minor update to fix bugs.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jul 15, 2017
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 339 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Philip Endecott
- © 2010-2017 Philip Endecott
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.