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Ordnance Survey Maps: Reasons Why It Is Still Recommended

In our fast moving world, technology has really taken a big part of our daily lives. It affected our natural way of living and raised it to a higher standard. From the use of simple machines to robots and automobiles, we cannot deny that were a long way from where we started. But whilst we have benefitted from many of these changes and advancements, there are also things that we prefer to do the traditional way.



One of these advancements is the transition of Ordnance Survey maps into GPS. Almost every mobile device on the market can access it. This means that anyone who wishes to access Ordnance Survey digital maps via a smartphone or tablet can do so quickly and easily. On the other hand, the traditional paper map remains as popular as ever with steady sales. Have you ever wondered why? Here, are reasons why people still prefer to use and recommend it:



First, it is still a good choice to go out and travel using an OS map rather than relying on a GPS. Aside from being handy, it is also more reliable because it doesnt need to be charged with a battery for it to work. Network connection is also not a requirement to make use of this and because some areas have a poor signal, you will not have to rely on electronic devices to find your way.



There are different kinds of OS maps to choose from. One of which is the Explorer Map. This is one of the most popular choices, and a must have when it comes to longer or more complex travel. It is highly detailed that includes contours, points of interest features, landscape, footpaths and rights of way. By using this kind of map, you will have almost all the tools you need to locate yourself, house, public facility or point of interest. The scale is 1:25000 and that is 1cm to 250m on the ground.








The other type of survey map is the Landranger. It covers a large area with a scale of 1:50000 or 1cm to 500m on the ground. It is very handy for determining and planning a day out over a wide area to get a good picture of where you are heading. It also shows the rights of way, footpaths, bridleways and other information regarding the area you want to explore. But it does not contain as much detail as the Ordinary Survey Explorer range. It is more effective to use the Explorer especially when you are going into an unfamiliar area.



Ordinary Survey Maps can have laminated, waterproof covers that protect them from the rain. These helpful maps can also be custom-made for use in professional services such as architecture, commercial or residential developments, local authority planning departments and environmental agencies.



Before commencing your journey or project, make sure you have the correct OS map. Each map has a number in the top right portion of the cover, and that will be your reference you need to select the correct map to use.

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