App may be ok, but some major issues make it unusable for me: Back button is broken on "log in" screen, meaning to go back to the map screen the app has to be forced closed. When minimising and reopening, it returns to the welcome screen and the previous action is lost. I can't see a register button anywhere and I don't have an account so even if I wanted premium I can't get it.
I have used this app for a while but something has gone very wrong after the latest update. I have a Samsung S8 so there should clearly be nothing wrong with the processing power but with landranger and Explorer series maps they simply don't refresh when you zoom. The standard maps seem better but are still a bit slow.
Instead of wasting development time on nonsense like AR just make the app itself work proprerly. Does anyone read these reviews? An average rating of 3.1 is pathetic. Great maps let down by a truly dreadful app. Faults too numerous to mention as is the usability. This app should be withdrawn, so slow as to be unusable. Viewing off line maps does not work, watching paint dry is faster than the way it refreshes. The OS should be ashamed of putting its name to such a shoddy piece of work. I have used this on 6 different devices and no matter how powerful the device the the usability and performance are dire.
Just what I need except I can't read the map because I can't zoom in enough. So totally unusable with S8 high res screen. Thanks for the tip. There is plenty of detail in the standard map and when magnified I can see it. However, this is a clunky combination of actions for a map tool, which should have continuous zoom. Using magnifier disables some other Android options and worst of all I keep getting unwanted map pins placed on my map because of the number of gestures required by the magnifier. Because the map data is so good, this App is worth having but it could be so much better.
Good to a point/replicating a paper map, but no rival for Google Maps other than showing you public footpaths. You can draw routes freehand or access suggested routes (payable). You can search for places. But it won't calculate routes between two points or places that I could find (however, on PC does). I bought some Explorer paper maps and they were easy to enable (and optionally download). These look like 'normal' 1:25 OS maps to me, with footpaths and roads only labelled with A or B numbers. You can zoom, but it's a flat 2D image - symbols and text aren't a constant size. Zoom too far out to see more than about 10 square Kilometres no map is drawn (not a problem for normal walks etc.). Otherwise, there's "Standard Maps" without footpaths but does have many (but not all) street names. No numbers on the elevation lines. But good for free and simple. Labels are redrawn as you zoom, though zooming right in, some dissappear! Or buy monthly or yearly premium subscription for more, which you might find useful. Good for walking, running, cycling. Functionality has been thought through. Personally I'd rather I could buy a footpath layer for Google Maps from OS.
So many negative reviews. This is quite simply a superb App. I have a subscription to OS, so every map is at my fingertips. I honestly cannot fault OS Maps
Addition of the OS Maps Augmented Reality mode (for supported devices): helping you see beyond the edge of the map by showing features in the surrounding area. OS Maps Augmented Reality (AR) includes over 200,000 features covering: Coast and Water, Hills, Settlements, Transport and Woodland.
Note: the AR feature requires certain sensors to work. If you can't see an AR icon, your phone does not support AR.
This update also includes some minor bug fixes and improvements to GPS recording.
Live earth map provide 3D Satellite map, current location, route and navigation
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