OS Maps free on line?

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OS Maps free on line?

Postby james01 » 25 May 2020, 2:26pm

Anyone know of any way of accessing either 1: 25,000 or 1: 50,000 on line?
Thanks

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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby philvantwo » 25 May 2020, 2:42pm

What sheet numbers are you after?

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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby al_yrpal » 25 May 2020, 4:09pm

Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. Make a difference...

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Postby Mick F » 25 May 2020, 5:01pm

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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby sjs » 25 May 2020, 5:09pm

The walklakes.co.uk site will display 1:50k and 1:25k maps, and has a limited ability to create and display gpx files on them, if you create a free account.

Bing maps will display them for free as well.

On Android, an app called Maverick will display 1:50 and 1:25k OS maps, and can download them in advance for use when you don't have a data connection. Cached maps are stored in the standard tile format, so they can be used in other apps as well.

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Postby TrevA » 25 May 2020, 5:24pm

If you download the OS Maps app, you get a simplified version of the OS map for free.
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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby chris_suffolk » 25 May 2020, 5:33pm

Try here

https://pedalnorth.com/os-interactive-uk-map/

Can zoom in and out - works for me

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Postby simonineaston » 25 May 2020, 6:20pm

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Postby roubaixtuesday » 25 May 2020, 6:28pm

Bing maps has an os option

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Postby al_yrpal » 25 May 2020, 7:23pm

I am with Sir Tim... Osmand + £5.99 per annum with guidance and updated along the lines of Wikipedia. Theres a free version if you havent got the lolly.. Works offline on your phone for guidance abroad with no phone charges too. Found it very useful driving around the US and Canada.

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Postby simonineaston » 25 May 2020, 9:17pm

Kind-of depends what the OP wants to achieve - they weren't that specific. If the purpose is simply to browse - and perhaps switch readily between 25 to 50 k scale, which were both mentioned, then streetmap is hard to beat. Complete UK coverage, easy to search, free to access, simple to grab a screenshot and print.
They may have other plans, tho'... hard to tell :wink:
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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby geomannie » 25 May 2020, 9:32pm

james01 wrote:Anyone know of any way of accessing either 1: 25,000 or 1: 50,000 on line?
Thanks


If you are feeling bold and run an Android phone, you can download the unsupported Rmaps app. It's no longer available from an official repository but you can get the last version from https://m.apkshub.com/app/com.robert.maps

One of the map options is OS and includes Landranger 1:50,000 of the whole of the UK.

Use at your own risk (I do).
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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby dondelion » 25 May 2020, 11:57pm

https://maps.the-hug.net/

You can plot a route online using OS Explorer 1:25000 maps then generate a gpx file.

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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby rmurphy195 » 27 May 2020, 4:11pm

Probably going to be critised for this comment however - why free? The OS needs to raise money somehow to continue working, so having it free maens you are using , but not contributing to the cost, which seems a little unfair.
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Re: OS Maps free on line?

Postby Carlton green » 27 May 2020, 7:13pm

rmurphy195 wrote:Probably going to be critised for this comment however - why free? The OS needs to raise money somehow to continue working, so having it free maens you are using , but not contributing to the cost, which seems a little unfair.


What he said. Once you start to think about taking something without paying for it is a form of theft, well unless the owner gives it to you or authorises others to do so. Perhaps I misunderstand but If theft is OK with anyone then they shouldn’t mind if I help myself to their assets, nick their bike or pick their pockets. The OS does need to raise money, it has to be self supporting, so not paying for its maps (which aren’t that dear) when you use them doesn’t support a business who’s products we all value.