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

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 20, 2015
OS map finder Sales pitch to get me to buy maps
A Google User
Aug 16, 2015
Ripp off
A Google User
Aug 5, 2015
Forget this App if you're short on internal storage On an 8gb internal storage phone 3gb is taken by Android and this app takes 1gb of the remaining 5gb. Absolutely insane that you can't move the data to an external sd card. Have had to uninstall it to create space. So disappointed as I bought maps and found it really useful.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2015
GPS bit slow. A few simple improvements needed. Really slow getting GPS lock, even when other apps already have one, and slow to recover GPS after app switched out and back in. Could do with buttons to zoom in/out to point where 25k/50k maps kick in if available. I'd really like this app to be able to overlay maps with the coverage area of the available paper maps and also to allow me to track which ones I own. That would be consistent with the advice not to rely solely on electronic mapping.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
Rubbish Could not get it to work