- Getting a LARGE custom OS map
Don’t know if you still can….but on the OS website there was an option to choose your own map area and the appropriate scale. They would then print it off for you in one piece. You could have it folded or flat.
I know they used to do it, because I have some maps ordered like that.
Of course the service may no longer be available. Trawl through the OS website and see what they offer.Posted 3 months agomalgreyMember
I don’t think the whole Ridgeway would fit on one, as they’re always printed square by OS.
Have a play here: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/custom-made-maps.html#x
I stuck Goring in as a centre point, then dragged it about in 1:50k mode. Unless you know the Ridgeway well or have a reference to hand, it’ll take ages to be sure you’ve lined it up properly though! You can check by “locking” it then playing about with the detail in the red box to check points are covered.Posted 3 months agofunkybajMember
Not sure if it’ll do the job, but you can get a custom OS map printed as wallpaper. I’ve long wanted one for a spare room.Posted 3 months agoajajMember
You can go to an OS reseller and get them to print whatever you’d like. Price will vary a lot as resellers have different deals with OS on what they can resell.
Will be much cheaper if you can live with vectormap at 50k or an old 50k raster (Landranger) from when the 50k raster product was free because then you can stitch the tiles together yourself in qgis and use any old print shop and not an OS reseller.Posted 3 months ago
Good effort Sarawak!
Thanks, but it’s a bit of a pig’s ear! The route just doesn’t lend itself to this sort of exercise. If it was circular the surrounding countryside could be used as fill in. But as I said, being a straight line it will just get lost if I fill the grey areas with map detail.Posted 3 months ago
Let’s see what @towser thinks.ebygommMember
Unlikely to get a professional printer to print that out, given the copyright issue.
Really, it’s the sort of route that could be rotated and to run left to right, or top to bottom instead of being printed with North at the top (I hate maps without North at the top though!).
I’d personally have it with the route in colour fading to black and white for the surrounding areas if printing it with North at the top.Posted 3 months agoajajMember
I had a go too, but using OS Open Data vectormap.
This is free to reprint but must be accompanied by the statement “Contains OS data © Crown Copyright and database right 2019”.
Please don’t rinse my AWS bill by all downloading!Posted 3 months ago
like a full, massive OS sheet at 50000.
Bottom LH corner just W and S of West Kennet, top left corner due north at Northleach (well just N and W) then top right corner at Ivinghoe (just N and E of it), bottom right corner due south of there at Virginia Water (which is due E of West Kennet) , so everything in that oblong like OS 50000 map
I haven’t got photo hosting but the one in the cafe is 122cm high and is 245cm wide ( but it does goes a fair bit W of West Kennet) so is bigger than neededPosted 3 months ago
Cheers Sarawak, I wouldn’t spend too much time on it. I think the ‘best’ solution is likely to be the purchase of all the appropriate OS maps in roll mode(not pre folded), a large backboard, glue and scissors and someone who is neat and tidy who can stick it all together, that way at least the maps would be pretty cheap, might wander down town and ask at the local art shop – they do framing ….Posted 3 months ago
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