Following the success of OS Maps’ augmented reality points of interest and 3D features on the web, Ordnance Survey has now added Tabletop 3D to the app. This new 3D feature allows users to visualise an area and explore their route in a truly revolutionary way before putting on the walking boots or jumping on the bike.
As well as being visually striking and fun to use, this feature will enable users to safely understand the landscape and terrain of any future adventure. While Tabletop 3D is a fun visualisation that everyone can enjoy, this technology is primarily intended to allow users to safely plan an expedition.
With mountain rescue incidents up again for the fifth consecutive year in 2018 as reported by Mountain Rescue England and Wales, creating products to encourage safety when planning adventures is a focus for Ordnance Survey’s product team.
Free to anyone who downloads OS Maps from the Apple Store, this new AR feature can be used for any route in Great Britain. With now more than 1 million routes in the app, there has never been a better excuse to GetOutside and explore!