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Digital Mapping Options

giantonthegiantgiantonthegiant Posts: 2
edited April 2013 in Tour & expedition
I'm looking for access to digital maps which I can create routes and annotate.
Mapmyride is good but the maps aren't detailed enough when you print out, as is the same with GoogleMaps.
Has anyone used the Ordnance Survey digital option or any other suggestions?


  • prb007prb007 Posts: 703
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  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856

    or for UK maps:

    The online mapping services are useful, but, if you want detailed mapping data at high resolutions then it's worth considering using Basecamp and downloading and installing the maps on your PC/Mac. The maps are a couple of hundred Mb or so but you only need to download once.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 10,053
    Mapyx Quo - the program is free, you buy the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 tiles, but they are as cheap as chips compared with print versions. Quickest way to get routes into it is to do the route in Ridewithgps or similar, export the gpx file, then load that file into Mapyx. You can then print out the route on your Ordnance Survey map.
  • ianspeareianspeare Posts: 110
    If you've got iOS, try this one for size. not only lets you look at maps/create routes, but lets you view them in 3d too. ... 04000?mt=8
  • dilemnadilemna Posts: 2,187
    Get a Satmap with full 1:50K OS Mapping with links to European maps as well. Nice big screen and easy to use.

    Used by emergency services such as mountain rescue as well.
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