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  1. Sid52

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    If you have an Android phone or tablet you can download a free app, OS Atlas, from Google Play. This gives full access to the entire OS mapping for the UK up to 1:25000 scale for free. If you want to print you can do a screen grab and email to your pc.
    I use it frequently when planning walks and visits to unfamiliar areas
    I've looked on itunes but can't find anything similar for iphone users.

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    I have had this on my iPhone for almost 2 years or more....

    On my iPhone the App is called OS GB 250k, but I think if you search it's GB Road Atlas 250k..:BigGrin:
     
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    The only problem with it - at least on my Samsung S2 on Orange - is that the maps are not stored on the device, which means you need to be in a good signal area for it to work, which immediately rules out most places where you are likely to really need it. I'm thinking Lake District, N.Wales, Scotland etc etc.
    So for me it is no substitute for the pukka folding map.
     
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    Works offline on my iPhone.....

    without problem.................:thumb:

    but thats not been a problem as on "3" I have always had signal in the Lakes, N Wales and all of Scotland right up to Cape Wrath...
     
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    Sounds like this is the road atlas which is 1:250k. I' talking about the 1:25k series which is OS Explorer.


    The only problem with it - at least on my Samsung S2 on Orange - is that the maps are not stored on the device, which means you need to be in a good signal area for it to work, which immediately rules out most places where you are likely to really need it. I'm thinking Lake District, N.Wales, Scotland etc etc.
    So for me it is no substitute for the pukka folding map.


    I agree, but its value is in researching an area before visiting rather than spending money on the map you might not use. Likewise I would always use a paper map on the hill and would never rely on a phone app.
    I think that the entire UK digital mapping is measured in many gigabytes if not terabytes so like Google maps you do need a signal.
     
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    You can buy the OS maps from View Ranger. They are not cheap but they do work offline. I think you can buy all GB or pick tiles relative to where you want to visit. I think you can also get the national parks.
     
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    Plan B on these maps is:

    http://www.anquet.com/

    I bought my daughter the whole UK for a present or you can buy an area that you need. No internet once downloaded to PC ( not sure about tablets ).
     
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    Bet she loved that:Rofl1:
     
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    Take a look at Osmand too. You can download maps, as many as you like in the paid-for version so you don't need a data link.
     
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