OS Maps

OS Maps

OS Maps

By Ordnance Survey

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2015-06-10
  • Current Version: 2.0.22
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 115.96 MB
  • Developer: Ordnance Survey
  • Compatibility: iOS 9.0+
Score: 4.74
From 102 Ratings


For walking, cycling, riding or planning routes, OS Maps puts Great Britain’s most detailed leisure mapping at your fingertips. Simple to use and feature rich, it’s invaluable for enjoying the outdoors. • MULTI AWARD WINNING: Yahoo Sports Technology Awards Best App, Outdoor Industry Awards Digital Product of the Year, Singletrack Best Online Service. • DOWNLOAD FOR FREE. Get standard, Greenspace and aerial mapping of Great Britain all for free. • If you’ve purchased an OS Explorer or Landranger map, use the app to download a digital version using the unique code on the inside of your map. • UNMISTAKABLE OS MAPPING OS Explorer 1: 25,000 and OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps: subscribe to unlock the detail and accuracy of our paper leisure maps across the whole country. • USE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES View, create and sync your activities between desktop and mobile. On desktop, premium users can use our 3D Aerial Layer to plan your route terrain, explore in stunning 3D and print maps. • RECORD & FOLLOW ROUTES Plot a route to follow or share – or record your route while you’re out and about. Search for the best routes in your area as star rated by fellow outdoor enthusiasts. • EXPLORE NATIONAL PARK TRAILS Use OS Maps as your off-road satnav with automatic ‘snap-to-path’ giving you the most enjoyable and safe route between two points in National parks (Premium). • VIEW MAPS WITHOUT MOBILE SIGNAL Download your favourite areas to view offline – so you can view any part of GB even without a mobile signal (Premium). • AUGMENTED REALITY Pan the landscape to see what’s nearby including hills and mountains, forest and woodland, transport, settlements, coast and water. And, with one click, find local area information with routes, places to stay and local images (Premium) • TABLETOP 3D A nifty new augmented reality feature for iOS devices*. View a 3D model of your routes on top of your very own coffee table. A great way to preview a route before you tackle it, ensure it’s suitable for your level of fitness and avoid any scary drops, or an amazing way of showing your friends where your adventures have taken you! • Export your favourite routes to your GPX device. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION OS Maps Premium is available through a 1 month or 1 year subscription. Prices are posted in GBP but may vary by country or when converted to local currency. Subscriptions will auto-renew. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Terms & Conditions at os.uk/termsosmaps USEFUL INFORMATION Battery life while using the app can be extended downloading maps offline prior to use, operating in Flight Mode (the GPS will still work) and turning off the screen when not in use. We release updates to all of our apps as we improve them, making them even more stable and adding extra features. Along the way, your feedback and comments about this app is really important to us. If there’s something you’d like us to know, please tell us, by phone on 03454 56 04 20, or via email at osmapsmobile.feedback@os.uk *This feature uses Apple's ARKit which requires an iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad 2017, iPad Pro or any later device.


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Not serious about safety

The app developers are pretty casual with their users’ safety. Offline maps are an important safety tool on a hike and if you can’t rely on them being available (or if they’re not available at all zoom levels), it can be a risk to use them on a hike. Given that this is basically a government funded endeavour, it’s terrible how careless they are.
By AJSoaks

Must have for hiking in the UK

If you’re going hiking in the UK and not taking this app on your smartphone then you are a fool. Definitely worth the cost of the premium version to get access to the detailed maps and offline maps. OS maps always had amazing accuracy and detail - now you can use gps on your phone to see exactly where you are among all that detail. Great for planning free form hikes to get you off the beaten path. Only thing the app can’t tell you is the condition of the trail or footpath you are going to hike on - huge clumps of stinging nettles are a real thing - but you can use the app to replay your hike on the fly to avoid whatever you encounter that you don’t want to deal with. All this for less than the cost of a single paper map - it’s a bargain!
By Jja76421

Keep on Trekkin'

We use OS Maps app all across the UK @TrekEpic, love it!!! Can't wait for our next walk!
By Trek Epic

Good App, but don’t subscribe in app

Like this app for the rights of way and download map feature (which worked fine for our trip), but subscribe through the website and not in the app. A one month subscription through the app ran out on the last day of the month (after only 2 weeks) and not after 30 days. The in app subscription also didn’t reflect in our account on the website. Subscribing instead through the website also works for the app and it lasts for the appropriate amount of time from activation (you might also be able to find a discount code for it).
By will505

Duplicating expense

I bought maps in TheMapFinder. Now I have to buy them again? No thanks
By Jonathan M.C.

Quits repeatedly with large custom offline maps

Created a custom map of most of Pembrokeshire (250K) for an upcoming hike. Once it finished downloading, I zoomed in and out, scrolled, etc. It only took a few seconds for OS Maps to quit. I tried again with similar results. A separate custom online map of SE Wales had the same trouble. I had fewer problems with paper map downloads (OS maps that have a digital activation code). This makes me think that OS Maps was not thoroughly tested with large offline maps (>250K). I will make sure that I carry paper maps for now.
By Yankee Strider

Really useful

I got this app just before starting out on a week-long walking holiday and was a little unsure about it as I love paper maps . It was incredibly useful. As we walked in the rain and on top of windy cliffs it was much easier to use the app than do battle with a paper map. It can be used offline so internet connection isn't vital. The image quality is excellent. It doesn't get blurry when you zoom in or out. I like the feature that shows you exactly where you are and that you can record your routes and distances. The only slight issue I have with it is if you have it set to record your route and then try to move the map to see where you are heading (or zoom out) the map automatically centres back on your current location. But all in all a great addition to the OS range.
By Alabama Brit

Released with fatal bugs

In July of 2016 I used this app for walks in the Yorkshire Dales. I had planned the trip carefully, researching walk routes on the Internet, and downloaded about a dozen offline maps, a key feature of the app, designed so you can view a map in a wilderness area without data connectivity. The maps saved ok, but I discovered when I tried to use them, that if I loaded a saved route on top of an offline map, it would crash immediately.. On my first walk I had to abandon the app altogether and use a paper map. Later I discovered I could use the app if I loaded the map I needed for the upcoming walk using wifi in my hotel. As long as I didn't save it, it would persist in cache and I could load saved routes on top of it. So I finished the trip using the App that way. That's why a 2* rating. When I contacted customer support after my trip to report the problem, they admitted this was a known bug if you save more than "3 or 4" offline maps.
By CuttAngler


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