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Ordnance Survey’s new picture perfect maps

15 November 2012

Have you ever wanted your face on the cover of an Ordnance Survey map? A new development for the popular Ordnance Survey custom made maps now allows customers to add their favourite image to the front cover of their personalised map.

Based on the popular OS Explorer Map and OS Landranger Maps, custom-made maps give the customer the ability to create a bespoke map centred on any chosen location. Since its launch in Spring 2012, thousands of personalised custom-made maps have been created centred on home addresses, favourite walks, holiday destinations and other chosen locations across Great Britain.

A range of customisable options are available to the customer. They are able to choose their own title, such as ‘My New Home’, a unique subtitle and were previously able to select an image from a database of pictures to have on the cover.

This latest advance gives customers the option to create a personal map by uploading any image they wish to feature on the map cover. For example, they could upload a picture of their house, school photograph, holiday snaps or even a picture of their dog.

Robert Andrews, Head of Communications says: “Since the launch in Spring the custom-made maps have been very popular. The new option to upload your own photo is a fantastic addition making these maps truly individual. It is a quick, simple process to upload an image and order. I look forward to seeing people out and about with their personalised map.”

Customers can still choose between the 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 scales, which are recognised as the ideal companions to outdoor activities. Custom-made maps are available as a standard folded map or in a flat map, which could be framed or used as a wall hanging. However, personalised photographic covers are only available on folded maps. Either way, both make perfect gifts for those wishing to explore or simply enjoy their chosen area in the same quality and detail Ordnance Survey customers have come to love for just £16.99.

These maps are easy to order via www.shop.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk and are specially printed to order in Ordnance Survey’s thinner, tougher and easier to fold paper. Uploading an image to the front cover is as easy as clicking a button and is an even better way of creating a map, which is totally unique and personal to the customer.

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Melanie Osborne, Corporate Communications Manager

Email: melanie.osborne@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­80 05 5062

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