UK: Ordnance Survey launched a new range of customisable paper maps which allows home-owners to centre a map on their individual home, making it a great talking point or ideal gift. The new OS Explorer Map – Custom Made and OS Landranger Map – Custom Made allow anyone to customise their own map, choose their own title and cover image from a wide selection of photographs. Maps can be folded in the traditional way or rolled (without a cover) to make them perfect for framing in the home.
The new maps allow anyone to go online and select their own special location to centre the map on. It could be any location that is important – someone’s home, their town or favourite walk. The maps are specially printed to order, including the customers’ own personal title, like ‘Our New Home’, for example, as well as a wide choice of selected cover photographs.
Ordnance Survey’s Director General and Chief Executive Vanessa Lawrence CB said, “Maps are a fantastic tool that can help you discover the world around you. However, you can sometimes face the problem of having a favourite walk or cycle path that runs over more than one map sheet. Our custom-made mapping service solves that problem by allowing you to centre the map wherever you like. You can choose your home or holiday destination, the options are limitless.”
“The new custom-made maps allow anyone to create a bespoke map with the same level of quality and detail as our world renowned OS Explorer and OS Landranger Maps.”
The customer can choose to have the map delivered folded or flat and with or without a cover so that it can be easily used outdoors or framed for the perfect print in the home. The maps are available in two scales of detail – 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 – making them perfect for framing and hanging in a hallway or for using to explore the local environment of a new home.”
Source: Ordnance Survey