First Ordnance Survey Maps for the iPhone

RouteBuddy Ltd and Ordnance Survey are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the first Ordnance Survey maps compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch.

Priced at £19.99, over 400 Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25,000 maps are now available from RouteBuddy’s online map store providing complete coverage of the UK.

The free RouteBuddy Atlas software, available from the iTunes App Store, allows an iPhone to load and display multiple Ordnance Survey maps even when offline. More information on RouteBuddy Atlas is available from this site.

RouteBuddy Atlas also supports the iPhone’s compass and GPS features, and can record tracks to display in Google Earth or RouteBuddy’s desktop software.

Working in close partnership with Ordnance Survey, RouteBuddy have developed an innovative product for the UK outdoors market.

Based on Apple’s powerful iPhone platform, rather than a proprietary GPS device, RouteBuddy Atlas allows you to instantly access Ordnance Survey mapping wherever you are – even in areas without mobile phone coverage.

RouteBuddy Atlas supports both Mac and PC, and any iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.

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This entry was written by admin , posted on Tuesday July 28 2009at 08:07 am , filed under Applications, Content, GPS / Galileo / Glonass and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

4 Responses to “First Ordnance Survey Maps for the iPhone”

  1. Great news, for walkers and cyclists OS Explorer maps are massively more useful than Google maps.
    Only problem I can see is that O2’s rural 3G/EDGE coverage in the UK really is rather poor, which is probably going to somewhat compromise the practicality of this app.

  2. Hang on, £17.38 for each explorer map? They are only £8 or so on paper! What a total ripoff. #FAIL

  3. The maps are stored on the phone, so can be accessed even without network coverage.

    In terms of pricing, unfortunately licensing digital data comes with its own costs which we have to cover – but we think our prices are pretty competitive with the other digital OS Explorer maps available for other platforms.

  4. Common Viewranger – get into this market! These guys need some competition to see if they think their pricing is competitive!

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