OS MapFinder

OS MapFinder


OS MapFinder™ is the official mapping app from Ordnance Survey, allowing you to view and navigate OS Landranger Maps (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer Maps (1:25 000 scale) of Great Britain in amazing high-resolution on your phone or tablet, with or without WiFi or mobile signal.

Find routes for walking, running and cycling with roads, footpaths and cycle trails clearly marked. Plan your route in advance using the route planning tools, or track your location using the integrated GPS. Discover Britain’s hidden treasures with historic monuments, mountain peaks and country pubs or just go for a ramble and use the map to discover more of the landscape.


OS MapFinder features
OS MapFinder is ideal for walking, running, cycling or any outdoor activity and includes:
• Free road maps down to street level
• OS Landranger and OS Explorer high-resolution maps available as in-app purchases in 100km2 tiles
• GPS tracking to show current location and direction of travel
• Plan routes on screen and save in app or as GPX file
• Route recording including route taken, time, distance and average speed
• Search for place names, points of interest, postcodes and grid references
• Works fully offline – no mobile or data connection required


Using OS MapFinder
• For walking and hiking – plan your route in advance with details of footpaths, open access areas and rights of way and check your location on the map as you progress
• For cycling and running - track your route, time and speed with the GPS logging functions, and see if you can improve on your best times
• For bird spotting, wildlife watching and photography - identify the best habitats or landscape features and find a route
• Also includes features for horse riding, kayaking, geocaching, fishing, tourists and geology.


Adding OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps
Your app includes road maps for England, Scotland, Wales and islands included in Great Britain. Our detailed OS Landranger (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale) maps are also available as in-app purchases. Each map section is 100 km2. Go to ‘Buy Maps’, zoom in to the area you want and select the scale. Once purchased, you can download your maps to multiple Android devices on the same Google® account

A free sample map is included for the Exeter area so you can see the quality of the high resolution maps available. Current map tile prices are
OS Landranger (1:50 000 scale): £0.69
OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale): £1.99


Using OS MapFinder
There is a help area included in the app that will help you use the route planning and GPS tracking. It also includes a brief guide to map reading and navigation skills to help you make the most of the OS maps on your device.


Customer Support
Our customer support team can help with problems using OS MapFinder, whether that is planning a route, using GPS tracking or viewing maps on your phone or tablet.

Check the FAQs at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/mapfinder/mapfinder-android-faq.html, or contact us at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/contact/


App and Map sizes
The app is a large download as it is designed to be used even when you are offline, so it has to save the high resolution maps and search database to your device. 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.

Maps sections are around 60MB each. To save space you can remove unneeded map sections from your device, and then download them again for free when you next need them


Map Updates
We will occasionally update maps to reflect changes. To get an updated map, just remove and re-install the map section – the most recent version will be automatically downloaded.

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 official mapping app from Ordnance Survey, allowing you to view and navigate OS Landranger Maps (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer Maps (1:25 000 scale) of Great Britain in amazing high-resolution on your phone or tablet, with or without WiFi or mobile signal.

Find routes for walking, running and cycling with roads, footpaths and cycle trails clearly marked. Plan your route in advance using the route planning tools, or track your location using the integrated GPS. Discover Britain’s hidden treasures with historic monuments, mountain peaks and country pubs or just go for a ramble and use the map to discover more of the landscape.


OS MapFinder features
OS MapFinder is ideal for walking, running, cycling or any outdoor activity and includes:
• Free road maps down to street level
• OS Landranger and OS Explorer high-resolution maps available as in-app purchases in 100km2 tiles
• GPS tracking to show current location and direction of travel
• Plan routes on screen and save in app or as GPX file
• Route recording including route taken, time, distance and average speed
• Search for place names, points of interest, postcodes and grid references
• Works fully offline – no mobile or data connection required


Using OS MapFinder
• For walking and hiking – plan your route in advance with details of footpaths, open access areas and rights of way and check your location on the map as you progress
• For cycling and running - track your route, time and speed with the GPS logging functions, and see if you can improve on your best times
• For bird spotting, wildlife watching and photography - identify the best habitats or landscape features and find a route
• Also includes features for horse riding, kayaking, geocaching, fishing, tourists and geology.


Adding OS Landranger and OS Explorer maps
Your app includes road maps for England, Scotland, Wales and islands included in Great Britain. Our detailed OS Landranger (1:50 000 scale) and OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale) maps are also available as in-app purchases. Each map section is 100 km2. Go to ‘Buy Maps’, zoom in to the area you want and select the scale. Once purchased, you can download your maps to multiple Android devices on the same Google® account

A free sample map is included for the Exeter area so you can see the quality of the high resolution maps available. Current map tile prices are
OS Landranger (1:50 000 scale): £0.69
OS Explorer (1:25 000 scale): £1.99


Using OS MapFinder
There is a help area included in the app that will help you use the route planning and GPS tracking. It also includes a brief guide to map reading and navigation skills to help you make the most of the OS maps on your device.


Customer Support
Our customer support team can help with problems using OS MapFinder, whether that is planning a route, using GPS tracking or viewing maps on your phone or tablet.

Check the FAQs at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/mapfinder/mapfinder-android-faq.html, or contact us at https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/contact/


App and Map sizes
The app is a large download as it is designed to be used even when you are offline, so it has to save the high resolution maps and search database to your device. 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.

Maps sections are around 60MB each. To save space you can remove unneeded map sections from your device, and then download them again for free when you next need them


Map Updates
We will occasionally update maps to reflect changes. To get an updated map, just remove and re-install the map section – the most recent version will be automatically downloaded.


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

User reviews of OS MapFinder
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 13, 2014
Only downloads to internal storage If your phone has less than 1GB internal storage free then this app is useless. It only saves map tiles to internal storage and won't even get past the intro screen if it can't download an 800MB map of the whole of Britain.
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Vast improvement Compared with the original version this is a joy to use! Interaction with the maps is first rate, smooth scrolling, continuous zoom and smooth changing of map scale, moreover, the maps are the very latest available and look fantastic on a HD display. I hope it keeps being developed to add more GPS functionality such as waypoint/POI navigation, and configurable stats/data display but this is definitely going in the the right direction (pun intended!). P.S. IT NEEDS TO RECORD ALTITUDE AS WELL!!!!
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Great app. Not as expensive as some say. A lot of people are complaining about the price of the map tiles. When compared to paper maps they seem expensive but I think that's the wrong way to look at it. If I'm planning a trip I purchase only the tiles I need for that area, so, for example,north Norfolk coast is six tiles, which costs about £12.50. That's not a major expense on a weeks holiday. App installs OK on my last two phones (htc one and one plus one) and no major issues when running.
A Google User
Dec 7, 2014
Map tiles load too slowly even on a fast device The map tiles load really slowly on my Sony Tablet Z making it almost unusable. It's also not obvious that you have to install the maps after purchase. The app really should ask immediately afterwards whether you want to do this.
A Google User
Dec 5, 2014
Useless can't run into on SD card I cannot get this app to run because it will eat all the free space up on the internal storage, and it will not use the 16gb of free space on the SD card. Unfortunately this is a blocker for using this app.