OS MapFinder

OS MapFinder


OS MapFinder™ is the first official Android™ app from Ordnance Survey Leisure, enabling users to view, navigate and download OS Landranger Maps (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer Maps (1:25 000 scale) of Great Britain in amazing high-resolution.

OS MapFinder is ideal for walkers, ramblers, runners, cyclists and anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The fast and easy-to-use app comes bundled with free overview mapping with the whole of Great Britain shown in Ordnance Survey’s trusted and reliable 1:250 000 scale mapping. The app allows users to quickly and accurately search by place name, postcode, and grid reference.

Important notes on the OS MapFinder app

Why is it so big?
The app is a large download as it is designed to be used even when you are offline. Included in the app is overview mapping for all of Great Britain, plus the ability to search for towns, cities, postcodes and places of interest. Please ensure your device has sufficient free space and you are connected via WiFi before beginning the download.

Free and paid map tiles
Overview mapping for the whole country plus a sample tile for Exeter is included. Additional map tiles at 1:50 000 scale and 1:25 000 scale are available as in-app purchases. Each map tile is 100 km2 and is downloaded locally for offline use. You can synchronize map tiles purchases between different devices on the same Google® account, but not between Android and iOS devices. Current map tile prices are available on the Ordnance Survey website. (https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/mapfinder/mapfinder-android.html)

Crashes and other issues
If you do experience issues such as the application not starting or crashing, first try closing it and restarting your device. If this fails, please try deleting and re-installing the app. We’ve found that some users who download the app on poor WiFi connections may have issues with corrupt files, so where possible ensure you have a good WiFi connection before downloading again. If you are still having problems, please submit the crash report or contact customer services. There are also FAQs available on our website.

About OS MapFinder for Android
Ordnance Survey maintains Great Britain’s definitive digital mapping database, and with OS MapFinder, users can enjoy the print quality of the trusted OS Landranger Maps and OS Explorer Maps (660dpi) on their devices. The App allows users to buy via Google's in app purchasing service. Each mapping tile is fully downloaded to the device, meaning that it will work anywhere regardless of signal. The tile download facility allows users to select and purchase up-to-date mapping of their favourite locations, and then easily plan, plot, record and review their own bespoke walks, runs and cycle rides.

OS MapFinder brings all the detail and reliability of the iconic Ordnance Survey paper maps to Android devices.

OS MapFinder features Include:
• Free Ordnance Survey overview map plus in-app purchase of the trusted and up-to-date high-resolution OS Explorer Map and OS Landranger Map in 100 km2 tiles. A free map tile of Exeter is included.

• Real-time location tracking via GPS positioning, with the option to record your route for later review or sharing.

•View current travel duration, distance, speed, Ordnance Survey grid reference, latitude and longitude.

•Plan and save your routes to your own personal routes library, and export both planned and recorded routes as GPX files. See estimated times for your saved routes for walking, running or cycling.

•Search for thousands of places across Great Britain, including towns, areas, points of interest, postcodes and grid reference – ideal for Geocaching.

• Offline viewing and search – search for places and view overview map and all downloaded map tiles even when offline.

• Smooth and fast scrolling and zooming between available map resolutions.

Recent changes:
-Fixed route export bug
-Tutorial text and images made clearer
-Corrected crashing bug appearing on devices running Gingerbread

We have investigated an issue and have found that the Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform does not correctly open offline maps. Google’s engineers are aware, and we are hopeful of an update.
Here is the link for the Android bug report: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61881
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About OS MapFinder
OS MapFinder™ is the first official Android™ app from Ordnance Survey Leisure, enabling users to view, navigate and download OS Landranger Maps (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer Maps (1:25 000 scale) of Great Britain in amazing high-resolution.

OS MapFinder is ideal for walkers, ramblers, runners, cyclists and anyone looking to enjoy the outdoors. The fast and easy-to-use app comes bundled with free overview mapping with the whole of Great Britain shown in Ordnance Survey’s trusted and reliable 1:250 000 scale mapping. The app allows users to quickly and accurately search by place name, postcode, and grid reference.

Important notes on the OS MapFinder app

Why is it so big?
The app is a large download as it is designed to be used even when you are offline. Included in the app is overview mapping for all of Great Britain, plus the ability to search for towns, cities, postcodes and places of interest. Please ensure your device has sufficient free space and you are connected via WiFi before beginning the download.

Free and paid map tiles
Overview mapping for the whole country plus a sample tile for Exeter is included. Additional map tiles at 1:50 000 scale and 1:25 000 scale are available as in-app purchases. Each map tile is 100 km2 and is downloaded locally for offline use. You can synchronize map tiles purchases between different devices on the same Google® account, but not between Android and iOS devices. Current map tile prices are available on the Ordnance Survey website. (https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/mapfinder/mapfinder-android.html)

Crashes and other issues
If you do experience issues such as the application not starting or crashing, first try closing it and restarting your device. If this fails, please try deleting and re-installing the app. We’ve found that some users who download the app on poor WiFi connections may have issues with corrupt files, so where possible ensure you have a good WiFi connection before downloading again. If you are still having problems, please submit the crash report or contact customer services. There are also FAQs available on our website.

About OS MapFinder for Android
Ordnance Survey maintains Great Britain’s definitive digital mapping database, and with OS MapFinder, users can enjoy the print quality of the trusted OS Landranger Maps and OS Explorer Maps (660dpi) on their devices. The App allows users to buy via Google's in app purchasing service. Each mapping tile is fully downloaded to the device, meaning that it will work anywhere regardless of signal. The tile download facility allows users to select and purchase up-to-date mapping of their favourite locations, and then easily plan, plot, record and review their own bespoke walks, runs and cycle rides.

OS MapFinder brings all the detail and reliability of the iconic Ordnance Survey paper maps to Android devices.

OS MapFinder features Include:
• Free Ordnance Survey overview map plus in-app purchase of the trusted and up-to-date high-resolution OS Explorer Map and OS Landranger Map in 100 km2 tiles. A free map tile of Exeter is included.

• Real-time location tracking via GPS positioning, with the option to record your route for later review or sharing.

•View current travel duration, distance, speed, Ordnance Survey grid reference, latitude and longitude.

•Plan and save your routes to your own personal routes library, and export both planned and recorded routes as GPX files. See estimated times for your saved routes for walking, running or cycling.

•Search for thousands of places across Great Britain, including towns, areas, points of interest, postcodes and grid reference – ideal for Geocaching.

• Offline viewing and search – search for places and view overview map and all downloaded map tiles even when offline.

• Smooth and fast scrolling and zooming between available map resolutions.

Recent changes:
-Fixed route export bug
-Tutorial text and images made clearer
-Corrected crashing bug appearing on devices running Gingerbread

We have investigated an issue and have found that the Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform does not correctly open offline maps. Google’s engineers are aware, and we are hopeful of an update.
Here is the link for the Android bug report: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61881

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A Google User
Saturday 12:07 PM
Pointless Maps never loaded.
A Google User
Saturday 9:07 AM
Very poor Well, I wanted to purchase maps for some of the national parks and use them in the app, in purchase mode I cannot find any options to purchase maps! They don't appear the way the tutorial says they should which makes it useless.
A Google User
Friday 5:47 PM
Very good I don't really understand the criticism. It's an OS map, with gps. What do you people expect!? Only thing I would add is on the main map, identify what maps you have, and click and zoom on that map.
A Google User
6 days ago
Thankyou GoogleEarth Originally gave one star and wrote the review at the end of this re-review. The explanation on how to download and navigate is crass. However I have been able to load maps for Hartland Point, Trentishoe, N Devon coast and Swanage to Kimmeridge and the mapping of course is OSuperb each requiring 3 tiles so about a fiver, its relatively expensive and there are some strange anomolies where a small peninsular is missing and it requires a whole tile to be purchased to gain it. The tiles catherine wheel to reveal the high res image purchased which takes time but as mentioned once you are there you wont need to refresh that often. Wish the instructions were expilcit enough for me to use the route planner and route travelled facility. My original review:-Greedy cooks, small portions and cold when they eventually arrive on the table. Sent mine back and walked out of the rOStaurant. Bought after reading recomendation in Sat 4/01/2014 Daily Telegraph, 500 best apps, so I failed to read all these damning reviews. One reviewer mentioned as UK taxpayers we have already paid OS for all this material, and will continue to do so paying huge final salary state funded pensions to OS staff.
A Google User
Jul 19, 2014
Very badly put together The tiles are far too expensive. Just uninstalled it, because it has started popping up when not even using it. A pathetic piece of software.