Custom OS maps
Has anyone odered a custom OS map
The North Peak only goes as far south as hathersage & the South Peak doesn’t cover ladybower so I was thinking of buying a custom one to cover more of what I use
I know digital maps are all the rage now but I just prefer a good paper onePosted 5 years agothepodge wrote:
I dunno why I put this in normal chat, was supposed to be in the bike section.
How easy is it to setup the area you want to cover?
I basically want my house in the top right corner of the map not the centre
Just work out what the co-ordinates of the centre would be with your house at the top right.conan257 wrote:
Get a digital map and print out the section you use? Can overlay routes etc…
That tooPosted 5 years agoalfabusSubscriber
easy to do
Stick your postcode in, then on the map (right hand side) click on where you want the centre to be.
DavePosted 5 years agofootflapsSubscriber
You can make your own – Microsoft Maps (aka Bing) serves up OS map tiles, which you can stitch together to make a map:Posted 5 years ago
Drac, I’d be using it mainly for cycling so I suppose it covers both forums in a way
Footflaps, I don’t have a printer or a laminating machine plus I’d prefer to carry one A1 (or whatever size it is) map than a load of smaller ones.
Reading the website, it’s not 100% clear if they are just paper or if they do them laminated, any ideas?Posted 5 years agofootflaps wrote:
I always have my maps in a Ortleib map case, so the waterproofing issue isn’t such a big deal.
It’s also worth saying that I got into smaller maps via the paper route. Handling a large sheet of paper in a wet, freezing gale is a recipe for disaster 🙂 I was trained to cut maps into a more manageable size.Posted 5 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
You can get great OS site-centred maps on lightweight waterproof paper from these guys:
Based in Hope so you’re supporting a local business. You can select the map area on the screen so you can see exactly what’s included. I’ve had one tweaked for the area around my house for the last four years or so and it’s still going strong with regular use. It’s a lightweight, tough, waterproof paper construction, not a heavy laminate, so no heavier than a conventional paper map and probably lighter in fact.
Oh, the web site’s not the most beautiful thing in the world, but the maps are good.
And the plus point over an Ortlieb map case is that you simply use it like a normal map, no need to rearrange the map in the case when you ride off the edge.Posted 5 years agospandex_bobSubscriber
Another vote for Aqua3; the lamination is non-glossy so doesn’t glare with a headtorch and is proving indestructible on the sheets I’ve already got. The self-centered mapping makes a huge amount of sense as you can re-center to crop off vast areas of ocean (as provided on equivalent landrangers) and I think you get more coverage per sheet anyhow.
Mike is the guy there; sorted me out with 4 x Landangers for the weekends shenanigans in Glen Shiel in double quick time. Seriously top-notch company and product.Posted 5 years ago
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