Tomorrow we’ll be launching 341 new OS Explorer maps, all with mobile download included for smart phone or tablet.
The new Explorers are following on from the sucessful launch of our the 62 Outdoor Leisure (OL) map titles earlier this year. We’ve seen over 15,000 downloads of the mobile maps since their release in June, with OS Maps app being accessed more than 70,000 in one week alone.
If you buy one of the new maps, you can redeem the download via a scratch-off panel on the inside cover which then downloads through the OS Maps app, available from the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you have the app and download your free map, you can pinpoint your location instantly and get much more out of your favourite activities. Unlike other apps, your maps are available even when you don’t have a mobile phone signal, making them ideal for use even in remote areas.
The OS Explorer maps all feature new photos from the #OSPhotofit competition too. We’ve had over 12,000 entries so far and been thrilled with the quality of images of Britain that people have been sharing with us. If you’re feeling inspired, there’s still time to get involved as we’re looking for photos to feature on the cover of our OS Landranger maps. The competition is open until 31 October and the new maps will be in stores in early 2016.