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Avoid a ‘life on the edge’ with new custom-made maps

16 March 2012

Map owners no longer face a ‘life on the edge’ thanks to a new range of customisable paper maps from Ordnance Survey.

The much loved OS Explorer Map and OS Landranger Map series of maps have now been extended further with the introduction of a new customisable version.

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 select an individual cover image from a wide selection photographs.

Matching the existing look and feel of the OS Explorer Map at 1:25 000 and OS Landranger Map at 1:50 000 scales, which are recognised as the definitive maps for outdoor activities, the custom-made version will be the same quality and detail which customers have come to love.

The new maps allow anyone to go online and select their own special location to centre the map on. Helping to avoid a ‘life on the edge’, the customer decides what goes in the centre of the map. 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 Family Holiday’, for example, as well as a wide choice of selected cover photographs.

A new production process means that Ordnance Survey custom-made maps are now printed on the same paper as standard ‘off-the-shelf’ Ordnance Survey maps. This makes them thinner, tougher, easier to fold and a practical option for outdoor enthusiasts as well as a fantastic gift for the person who has everything.

Ordnance Survey’s Director General and Chief Executive Vanessa Lawrence CB comments: “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.

“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 planning an outdoors adventure or getting active.

Ordnance Survey custom-made maps are available at www.shop.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk and cost £16.99, although special launch offers may apply

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Rob Andrews, Head of Corporate Communications

Email: rob.andrews@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­80 05 5563

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