Our first official mapping app from Ordnance Survey, OS MapFinder is proving popular as we’ve clocked up around 50,000 downloads in the first month. Our iOS app includes free overview mapping and you can then buy more detailed 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 mapping in handy 100km2 tiles. Not only that, our mapping will be updated for free for the lifetime of the app*, meaning you will be able to access the most up-to-date mapping on your mobile devices.
And taking advantage of OS MapFinder’s features, since its launch on 10 January 2013, over 175, 000 trips and routes have been planned across walking, running and cycling in the great outdoors. Tiles of OS Explorer mapping at 1:25 000 have proved most popular, with the Lake District and Peak District areas being most downloaded.
If you haven’t tried out our app yet, watch our new video to find out more – and if you like what you see, start downloading from the App Store! If you’d love to try out our app, but are an Android user, we’re working on the Android app for release later this year – watch this space.
And our app isn’t just on our own video either – OS MapFinder has just featured in a guide to planning an adventure on HelloTV too. You can check it out here http://videos.helloonline.com/travel/watch/planning-an-adventure/2132353014001
* Tile uploads will be free for the life of the application or until 31st March 2016 (whichever is longer). Updates occur bi-annually as Ordnance Survey updates its mapping.