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- “Lovely maps, shame about the search facility”
Maps does what it says on the tin, and gives 1:25000 maps of the whole of the UK on desktop or mobile. However I've used it a lot recently for historical research, and I have to say that the search facility is useless. This is because they have loaded only a small proportion of the names written on the maps into their database. I frequently have to use Google Maps to find out where somewhere is, then jump back to OS maps to look at it on a proper map.
Actually on reflection the search is worse than useless, because instead of saying not found, it uses a predictive feature to work out what it thinks you are searching for and takes you somewhere else. (Example: enter Loudon, which is Ayrshire, Scotland, and Maps takes you to Bouldon in Shropshire).
I simply cannot believe that the OS does not have a complete geo-referenced database of every place name in the UK. It can't be bothered to go to the trouble of using it for this application.
I have been an enthusiastic subscriber to OS maps for several years. I use it mainly for plotting walking routes. My main criticism of an otherwise excellent system is its instability. For no apparent reason, the scale can zoom in and out alarmingly, and the entire page can lurch away from the area being plotted. There must be a way of locking the display to stop this very frustrating fault; but if so I haven't discovered it. The longer I use the app, the more irritating the waste of time and effort gets!
- “Great app to navigate and plot your routes ”
Totally addicted to plotting routes and viewing them in 3d on desktop. Get for navigation and recording routes