Still needs development Better than before, gpx import actually works, and the interface is better. The maps are unbeatable, but pricy. Bad bits.. The screen jumps between overview/1:50000/1:25000 as you zoom, it needs an option to lock map type. Finally it will only load one gpx at a time, it needs an option to group routes by type, and load all. Finally a satellite image layer would be good..
Good maps, bad app Obligatory 600Mb of road maps means I'll have to uninstall this as I don't have much space. Why not make the offline road map optional? I can only think the lack of effort OS has put into this app is because they underestimate the potential demand. People love the clarity, detail and general look of OS maps and would be prepared to pay for them if the app were a bit better!
A very poorly executed app. The maps are very good as one would expect but the app is poorly written. There are issues with the GPS location constantly dropping in and out which renders the app useless for finding your location. Other apps can provide accurate continuous location (and use OS maps via Bing). The map tiles are expensive considering the limitations of the app. It appears to be a poor attempt to derive income from the OS maps without any consideration for the user.
Utter rubbish Avoid Rarely review, however this app got me so cross I had to! After a huge install and multiple downloads, running it for the first time it is just useless. The app downloads 2 files every time I open it, why? Then thinking they are the 2 files in the “My maps section” I click on one and what happens…. It downloads again! It then says “Unable to install map at this time” Every time! No way will I risk buying tiles with this app. The iOS version is fine and I spent a lot on maps. Zero £ here! Bye!
Doesn't work but good idea I have bought four map tiles and tried to download them and got the message "cannot download at this time" over and over again. Support were not willing to do anything and were disbelieving of the whole thing despite all the detail i gave them.
Brilliant concept. But will it keep being improved? Thanks, O.S., for offering this alternative to the subscription version! But as many people have noted, improvements are needed. Adding highlighter-type notes to maps? An overview chart of the map tiles, showing the name of each tile? And the chief bug of the two 'free' maps always trying to download, and always failing (after seemingly getting 99% of the way there!) I was hoping I could delete them to make it stop, but no go. Can't buy them, can't get rid of them. Thankfully all the other tiles work fine.
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