With OS getamap on your PC or Mac, you can search locations, create routes, add places of interest, print out your bespoke map, share with friends, and even upload to a GPS device. It contains all of the OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps covering the whole of Great Britain at various zoom levels and an aerial view.
You can use OS getamap as a guest user with limited access to features and pay-as-you-go printing, become a registered user with access to most features, or subscribe for one, three or 12 months access to everything OS getamap offers.
Thousands of users have now taken out an annual subscription to OS getamap for the promotional price of £19.99 that gives access to additional functionality such as route planning tools, full screen map display and unlimited free A4 printing for personal use.
Now there’s also a group membership that allows community groups and organisations to use OS getamap and print up to 30 copies of each map and route so that everyone can share the information.
Lee Newton, B2C Web Manager for Ordnance Survey Leisure said, “People are finding a wide variety of uses for OS getamap such as making itineraries, planning community activities, day trips, family outings, holidays and weekends away, heritage and forest trails, and cycling and running event routes.”
“Since it went live over 75 000 routes have been added by users of OS getamap, and it’s growing every week. This is in addition to all of the recommended routes in the application supplied by the likes of the AA, Country Walking magazine and Trail magazine. The system has generated a huge amount of interest and showcases the quality of Ordnance Survey mapping online.”
Some features you may not be aware of in OS getamap include:
Route tools – when you click on a route to select it they appear beneath the map and as well as showing the height profile of your route, you can change the colour and transparency of route lines.
Categorising routes – you can designate your routes into walking, running, or cycling or add your own categories such as days out, special places, family walks or whatever you like when you save your maps and routes in your own organised map folder.
Import and export to GPS – you can load routes directly from your GPS into OS getamap in .GPX or .KML format, or copy routes onto your device. If you have a Garmin GPS you can also synchronise your routes with the OS getamap application.
Watch the OS getamap videos below to find out more about what the online mapping application can do.
More information about OS getamap: http://www.magazine.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk/magazine/tscontent/editorials/getamap/index.html
Start using OS getamap – http://www.getamap.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk/
OS getamap is the perfect tool for planning your next adventure, or even just a day out, so why not give it a try today.