OS Mapfinder for Android

Google Play Store Logo for OS MapfinderAll your routes, all your adventures – mapped.



The MapFinder app has been replaced by OS Maps - our award-winning app with all of the same features as Mapfinder and much more. Learn more about OS Maps.

You can continue to use The MapFinder, however we’ll no longer be supporting it.

Can I transfer my purchases from The MapFinder to OS Maps?

Contact our team for information about how to migrate from The MapFinder to OS Maps, by phone on 03454 56 04 20 or via email at customerservices@os.uk. We can ensure you receive the equivalent area of mapping purchased in The Mapfinder to OS Maps.

Are you still developing The MapFinder app?

You can still use and download The Mapfinder, however we will no longer be updating it. For the best mapping experience, we recommend using OS Maps because it receives regular updates with new features and stability improvements. Please see OS Maps for more information.



OS MapFinder on Android smartphone and tablet
  • Free to download app for from Ordnance Survey for Android tablets and smartphones. Perfect for walkers, runners, cyclists and anyone who wants to explore the Great British outdoors.
  • High quality overview mapping included in free download, plus a sample high resolution map.
  • Download additional high-resolution OS Landranger Maps and OS Explorer Maps in 660dpi quality (as used for our paper maps) and use GPS to pinpoint your location.
  • Have the ultimate freedom to choose the maps you want - you can purchase individual 100 km2 tiles allowing you to buy detailed mapping only where you need it.
  • Map tiles updated for FREE under a revision program and updates are unlimited for the lifetime of the app.*
  • Plan your route and waypoints or record your activity and save for review or sharing.
  • Map tiles are downloaded and stored on the device and can be used offline - without WiFi or mobile signal.

OS Landranger Map tiles (1: 50 000 scale): 100km2: £0.69 each

OS Explorer Map tiles (1: 25 000 scale): 100km2: £1.99 each

OS Mapfinder on Google Play Store

Download OS MapFinder from the Play Store and start your adventure.


OS MapFinder is available for Android devices running version 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) and above. See FAQs for the list of compatible devices.

  • Zoom on your routes

    Zoom through different scales of Ordnance Survey mapping with the option to purchase 100 km2 tiles of more detailed mapping in 660 dpi clarity.

  • Record your route

    Use the GPS integration to track your progress, see how far you have gone and your average speed. You can then save your trips and even add a photo.

  • Plan your route

    Use the handy planner to plot your route to follow, see how far you'll travel and get an approximate time of how long it will take to walk routes.


For answers to common questions view the tutorial within the app or check the OS Mapfinder for Android FAQs

OS Mapfinder is also available on Apple iOS and Amazon Kindle devices.

* Tile downloads will be free for the life of the application or until 31 March 2016 (whichever is longer). Updates occur bi-annually (twice a year) as Ordnance Survey updates its mapping.


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