The terms and conditions of this app allow OS to redistribute and sell any track or route you store in it, including those you've marked private after your subscription lapses. That means it can't be used to view copyrighted GPX files, which OS will take as their own. There are better apps with a wider range of offline maps that won't do this.
Accessing OS maps with location is fantastic and the app is easy to use. The route tracking is a waste of space though. It cuts out without a message around a third is the time and doesn't have the capability to estimate the gaps. Someone needs to revise this.
Great access to the best maps in the world. Room for improvement on the app and it requires a powerful phone but a great start. Subscription a bit expensive. The enhanced zoom on Explorer maps is a welcome improvement.
Offline maps don't work! I download a map for use later. Then, when I'm away in the hills, I tap "my maps" and it simply says "updating maps", because it has no signal. What's the point in downloading offline maps if you cant use them offline!? The lack of ability to zoom in/out without having already loaded the map at the correct scale is also really poor. Viewranger is 100% better, but unfortunately more expensive. You also can't cancel the monthly subscription (it's not even clear that it IS a subscription when you buy) without emailing to cancel. What century are OS in?
I find OS maps really useful, but it's a shame the web interface is better than the app - the main reason being zooming in or out on the web automatically changes between 1:25/1:50 etc whereas the app just goes grey and you get lost if you get too far zoomed out! Please could you fix this?
I tried this app a long time back and noted it had some potential, though I felt if MapFinder were to be bug fixed and the map tiles made cheaper it would have been the better option as it better reflected how maps were used. MapFinder is now basically defunct and I was offered a year's subscription and a couple of map downloads to partially compensate for my losses (which in monetary terms remain significant) so I have been able to try it again. The app has improved and is certainly useful but it remains the case that having a mapping app dependent on an internet connection is ridiculous. The option to download purchased maps is pretty worthless as on every phone and tablet I have had available internal storage has been at a premium yet SD cards are not supported. The app can be moved to the SD card but downloads go to internal storage regardless. Android has a reputation for making the use of portable storage a bit more of a hassle than it really needs to be but other mapping apps and many other apps (for example, photo, music and video apps with SD based storage, downloads and caches) demonstrate it CAN be done where there is a will. It needs to be done for this app to have any credibility. It would be helpful to know what sensors my phone is missing which prevents AR working as although it isn't a high end phone by any means it isn't a low end one either.
• Enhanced zoom for Explorer maps
• Improved route export process
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