We’ve been enjoying all the buzz around the launch of our first ever mobile app, OS MapFinder, last week. If you hadn’t heard it’s available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (android version being worked on as I type) and you can plan all your outdoor activities and take your digital maps with you. There’s free overview mapping of Great Britain included as well as a free tile of the Exeter area to let you see samples of the OS Explorer and OS Landranger Map tiles you can pay to download.
The hi-resolution maps on the device are cached so they can be used even without a WiFi or mobile signal. You can search for locations by place name, postcode, and Ordnance Survey grid reference and when you’ve found your location, use the iOS zoom and pan functions to see an array of map views.
With OS MapFinder you can also record or draw your walking, cycling or running routes. Routes can be saved on the device to be taken with you or stored for using later.
We’ve also been taking note of all of your ideas and suggestions for later versions – from social integration to share your routes with friends and family to making an android release available. We plan more releases in 2013 – so keep your eyes peeled.
If you’ve got any comments or feedback, you can let us know on the blog – and if you haven’t see the app yet – download it here or watch our short video below: