OSMAPS APP

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Price: FREE (£ 19.99/ year for full fea­tures + map­ping)

What does it do?

Full route plan­ning, path fol­low­ing, track record­ing and peak-iden­ti­fy­ing app, bring­ing to bear all the Ord­nance Sur­vey’s map­ping, and the sim­ple, sen­si­ble in­ter­face you’d ex­pect from the world’s lead­ing map­ping agency. The app con­tin­ues to add fea­tures like the My Ac­tiv­i­ties cu­mu­la­tive mileage log­ger and the lat­est Aug­mented Re­al­ity route vi­su­aliser (which plots your planned route on a 3D model of the land­scape you ex­plore by mov­ing your phone) with­out clut­ter­ing or con­fus­ing the core func­tion­al­ity. With its part­ner desk­top app it’s the peer­less dig­i­tal map­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for most use cases.

Ease of use

To fol­low a route it’s a dod­dle to plot on the big screen of your PC, sync it to your phone, and let it lead. To track your daily miles, just tap Record a route > Walk­ing, then tap the big red but­ton.

INFO: Ex­tras: Aerial 3D, aug­mented re­al­ity and print­able OS maps in­cluded with sub­scrip­tion (£3.99/month or £19.99 an­nu­ally). Bio­met­rics: No Desk­top app: No Web­site: osmaps. ord­nancesur­vey.co.uk

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