Get more from the outdoors using the OS Maps app

Outdoor Industry association Digital Product Winner 2017Plan all your routes and adventures instantly on your smartphone or tablet using the new OS Maps app. It’s a simple-to-use mapping app that includes all of Great Britain in a choice of map types for different activities. Routes are automatically synchronised to the browser-based web version, giving you advanced viewing, editing and planning options.

Used by thousands of walkers, ramblers, runners and mountain bikers it’s the perfect outdoor companion.


Available on Apple iTunes for iOS 9.0 and above and Google Play for Android 4.4 (KitKat) and above.

OS Maps app - choose your map and find your route


Go further with the OS Maps app

Make the most of your time outdoors with hundreds of thousands of pre-planned routes available in the browser version, ready to be sent to your phone or tablet. Import GPX files or create your own routes using the advanced route planning features and share with friends. Turn on route following to alert you when you go off your planned path.

Your navigation skills: our maps

You’ll recognise the familiar map symbols and icons you’re used to on our paper maps. Using GPS we can show you exactly where you are and record your route. Choose the best map for your needs from standard overview map, 1: 50k (Landranger), 1: 25k (Explorer) and aerial imagery. And we've ensured the screens and menus are easy to read and use, day and night.


Choose your path

You can download and use the app for free. Enhance your experience by using downloadable versions of your paper map or upgrade to a Premium subscriber to unlock even more features:

  • Free: access the standard, aerial and night maps while online. Plot or record routes and import GPX files.
  • With a paper map: buy a new paper map and get a digital copy of the map to download for offline use, plus all the features available to free users. Read more about downloads included with paper maps.
  • Premium Subscription: access to all of Britain in both 1:25k and 1:50k map scales online, with the ability to save areas for use offline, plus all the features of free users. Also unlocks all Premium features of the browser version, including 3D aerial images. See the range of subscription options.



Digital Download with paper map

Premium (see options)

Maps online

All of GB in standard & aerial

All of GB in standard, aerial & night map plus digital copies of paper maps purchased

All of GB in standard, aerial, night map, 1: 50k, 1: 25k

Maps offline (without data connection)


Areas of paper maps purchased

Downloaded areas in 1: 50k (Landranger) & 1: 25k (Explorer)

Route planning & recording

Yes (free registration required)



Desktop <-> App route sync

Yes (free registration required)



GPX files

Import (free registration required)


Import and export

OS Maps in your browser

Standard and aerial maps

Standard and aerial maps

Standard, aerial, 1: 50k (Landranger) & 1: 25k (Explorer) maps, National Park route planning

Map printing (browser only)

A4 Standard, with or without route

A4 Standard, with or without route

A4 or A3 using Standard, 1: 50k & 1: 25k, with or without route


Download the OS Maps app

Download the OS Maps app from Google Play or Apple App Store. When prompted by the app sign in with your OS Shop/OS Maps username and password.

Download from Apple App Store for iOS devices   Download from Google Play for Android devices

A helping hand

Get started with the Quick Start guide, or dive straight in to the full features with our FAQs:


Keep moving onwards

OS Maps is still being enhanced - we're constantly working on new features for future releases. Keep an eye on your app store for updates!


About Us

Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency. With OS Maps, you’ll get up close and personal to our mapping data on your iOS or Android devices.

Nobody else keeps their maps updated in quite the same way. We regularly release updates to our apps based on your feedback and comments to help all our customers make the most of their time outside.

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