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Old 30th-April-2009, 08:30
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Default Free OS type maps too print out.

Hi All,


If you are into walking and are sick of paying 8.95 for an OS map for every new area you go to. It's a total free to use mapping system.

http://maps.the-hug.net/

In the box top left just type in the place name (works 99% of the time).

You can zoom in and out; you can right click way points on the map and best of all save your .gpx files. Then print out the map on your PC printer. It also works out the distances for you.

Never buy an OS map again.

Have fun
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Old 30th-April-2009, 08:50
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

That's just multimap but without all the features you get on the actual multimap website
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Old 30th-April-2009, 09:22
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

Cool.. didn’t know there were OS maps online and free…
I have the OS maps for the whole country on the puter together with a clever software… just working on putting it all in a Palm with GPS..

btw.. a quick question related to OS maps…
The routes with the red crosses on it… they are byways correct? open to all traffic, we can drive there..right?
what about the routes with a diamond shape on it? I've noticed that some routes are marked with the red crosses (byway) and this diamond shape… and some, halfway through the route, the crosses stop and is only diamond shape..
Now, the key says the diamond shape is a long distance route, recreational route… can we drive on this?

cheers!
JP
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Old 30th-April-2009, 09:35
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

no, usually not.Things like the brecon way are shown like this.However the essex way is also shown like this and parts of that are driveable.The best thing to do would be to check with the Rights of way officer for the local concil to check.They will also tell you of restrictions and TROs etc.
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Old 28th-November-2013, 10:39
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

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If you are into walking and are sick of paying 8.95 for an OS map for every new area you go to. It's a total free to use mapping system.

http://maps.the-hug.net/

Have fun
If anyone's interested we've just completely re-written that software from the ground up. It's still much the same if you use http://maps.the-hug.net but if you register at our partner site WalkLakes you get 1:25,000 mapping and aerial photography too.

Paul (who wrote the software)
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Old 28th-November-2013, 10:49
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

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If anyone's interested we've just completely re-written that software from the ground up. It's still much the same if you use http://maps.the-hug.net but if you register at our partner site WalkLakes you get 1:25,000 mapping and aerial photography too.

Paul (who wrote the software)
Paul, and thanks for your contribution ...

Now please go and introduce yourself in the Intro Thread
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Old 28th-November-2013, 18:00
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Default Re: Free OS type maps too print out.

Does this work on mobile devices?
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Old 28th-November-2013, 20:56
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Old 28th-November-2013, 20:58
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Old 28th-November-2013, 20:58
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