We’ve recently released OS MapFinder v1.3 in the App Store and there are a host of route sharing features now available on our popular outdoors app. Some of you told us that you’d like to be able to use OS MapFinder in conjunction with your subscription to OS getamap, our online route planning service, and you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve done just that. You can now import and export GPX routes to and from OS MapFinder – so it works with OS getamap routes that you’ve already planned, as well as any third party apps and sites that create GPX files.
Not only that, but we’ve also added social integration features to our navigation app. This makes it easy for you to share routes with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, email and more.
You’ve always been able to sync any maps you purchased between your iOS devices and we’ve listened to your feedback on being able to sync routes between your devices. Once you download version 1.3 of OS MapFinder, you’ll be able to do just that. Any devices linked to the same Apple ID will be able to sync routes and map purchases from now on.
To celebrate the new version we’ve also extended our price drop for many map purchases into Spring with up to 40% off 100km2 tiles at 1:25 000 scale.
If you aren’t already using our app to help you navigate around the great outdoors, you can download it here: http://bit.ly/mapfinder
OS MapFinder is free to download from the Navigation category of the App Store and includes free overview mapping for the whole of Great Britain. Once downloaded OS MapFinder allows you to purchase and download more detailed map data for outdoor use.
If you’re already using OS MapFinder, share your routes with us, we’d love to know where you’re exploring. You can tweet us the routes @OSLeisure or add them to our Facebook wall posts: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ordnance-Survey/33622410535?ref=hl .
If you’re an Android user, we’re working on an Android version of OS MapFinder to release later this year. Watch this space…