UK: Ordnance Survey, the national mapping authority in Great Britain, has launched its OS MapFinder app for the Android market. The app was made available on iOS earlier this year.
Users can easily share between OS MapFinder and OS getamap, with over 250,000 routes uploaded in OS getamap, there is already plenty to explore. The feature allows the sharing of routes across both of Ordnance Survey leisure platforms, enabling users to see, and explore routes on the most trusted and highest quality digital mapping of Great Britain. The app offers a tile download facility, which provides users with the freedom to choose the maps they want. All maps are stored on the device and they can be used even without a Wi-Fi or mobile signal. The app allows users to record or draw their walking, cycling or running routes, adding photos and commentary along the way. OS MapFinder is free to download from the ‘Travel and Local’ category of Google Play Store and includes free overview mapping for the whole of Great Britain. Once downloaded OS MapFinder allows users to purchase and download more detailed map data for outdoor use. “We are delighted to enter the Android market with an app that has been very successful on iOS devices and bring its great capabilities to Android users,” said Nick Giles, General Manager of Ordnance Survey Leisure.