- What OS map app for Android?
I know you need an old version of Mobac for OS, but why the old version of Orux?
The old version allows you to download OS maps directly from the app rather than having to use Mobac. I just install the old version, download any OS maps I need and then update oruxmaps to the latest version.
Though FWIW, I find OS maps too detailed for what I do and prefer OSM
See this thread:Posted 4 years agoB.A.NanaMember
Back Country Navigator here, you can trial it for 3-4 weeks for free. It costs a one off £6.99 (you can have it on multiple devices) and you get full 1:25k OS maps. You can download on to your device the sections of map you require for using out of range, it will also work if you have data connection. I’ve trialed both BCN and Viewranger, Viewranger did seem a bit better presented, but for £6.99 BCN appeared a bit of a no brainer. Been using it for about 6 months, only drawback is, for non techy person like me, on line instructions aren’t that great and some ‘beyond basics’ stuff I’m finding difficult to work out, but has been great for navigating, downloading others routes to follow and recording our routes.Posted 4 years agokbombMember
I still use paper OS maps because I just like having a collection of them, but for android I also use OsmAnd, which uses open source mapping, which a few years ago was terrible, but now is quite often better than OS maps. Downloading for offline use is easy (and free), and places like Surrey Hills not only have all the trails marked, but quite a lot are named too, so its great for exploring new trails. It is great for holidays too, where you can use it in flight mode and the battery lasts forever, I was amazed at the quality of mapping in Germany recently.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Viewranger here, I had it to start with on a Nokia N95, then when Viewranger finally brought out an iOS app I installed it on my iPhone, and side-loaded all the maps from the DVD onto my phone, and then onto my pad, and added 1:25k tiles as I need them. I believe that Viewranger has the largest range of foreign maps available as well.Posted 4 years ago
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