Digital Mapping Options

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giantonthegiant
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Digital Mapping Options

Postby giantonthegiant » Thu Feb 14, 2013 21:44 pm

I'm looking for access to digital maps which I can create routes and annotate.
Mapmyride is good but the maps aren't detailed enough when you print out, as is the same with GoogleMaps.
Has anyone used the Ordnance Survey digital option or any other suggestions?
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Re: Digital Mapping Options

Postby prb007 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 01:16 am

http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/
Using it for E2E France in May/June and used it for JoGLE in 2011; no real issues with it
Here's a sample (our last day into Nice)... http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course. ... rse=473398
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Re: Digital Mapping Options

Postby andymiller » Thu Mar 28, 2013 17:33 pm

www.velomaps.org

or for UK maps:

http://talkytoaster.co.uk/ukmaps.htm

The online mapping services are useful, but, if you want detailed mapping data at high resolutions then it's worth considering using Basecamp and downloading and installing the maps on your PC/Mac. The maps are a couple of hundred Mb or so but you only need to download once.

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Re: Digital Mapping Options

Postby briantrumpet » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:08 am

Mapyx Quo - the program is free, you buy the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 tiles, but they are as cheap as chips compared with print versions. Quickest way to get routes into it is to do the route in Ridewithgps or similar, export the gpx file, then load that file into Mapyx. You can then print out the route on your Ordnance Survey map.

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Re: Digital Mapping Options

Postby ianspeare » Sun Apr 14, 2013 22:17 pm

If you've got iOS, try this one for size. not only lets you look at maps/create routes, but lets you view them in 3d too. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/maps-3d ... 04000?mt=8

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Re: Digital Mapping Options

Postby dilemna » Thu Apr 25, 2013 22:50 pm

Get a Satmap with full 1:50K OS Mapping with links to European maps as well. Nice big screen and easy to use.

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