UK Map 4+
Ordnance Survey® map data
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
Ordnance Survey Map Data
* Unlimited free map downloads based on Ordnance Survey® OpenData, at 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 scales, and now also paid map downloads at 1:50,000, 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 scales, just like the paper maps. * 3D mode ideal for mountains. * Maps downloaded and saved for off-line use. * Mark waypoints, plan routes and record tracks. * Import and export GPX files. * Plot graphs of altitude and speed. * View your photos on the map. * Off-line place, street name and postcode search.
After installing the app, please touch the '?' button to view instructions including how to download detailed maps.
Northern Ireland is not included. The Isle of Man is included only at 1:250,000 (free) and 1:50,000 (paid). The Channel Islands are not included.
Since 2010, Britain's national mapping agency Ordnance Survey has released a large amount of free map data. UK Map makes much of that data available in a single app. It includes 1:1M MiniScale® and 1:250k road maps, which are built into the app, and 1:25k district maps and 1:10k street maps for the entire country which you can download in 5km by 5km tiles. As the free O.S. data does not include footpaths, this app superimposes footpaths derived from volunteer-collected data from OpenStreetMap.org. These downloads are free of charge.
In addition to the free maps, you can also purchase and download 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 maps that are just like the Ordnance Survey paper maps. You can also purchase 1:10,000 maps for selected urban areas which show more detail than the free 1:10,000 maps.
Once you've downloaded the detailed maps that you need, an internet connection is not required.
The app can load GPX files (for example, from websites, other apps and from nearby devices via AirDrop) and display waypoints, tracks and routes. You can also mark waypoints, plan routes and record tracks within the app, and export them.
You can view graphs of altitude or speed along recorded tracks and routes.
The app has a 3D mode that lets you view the terrain from any viewpoint, useful for visualising hills and mountains.
The app also includes a searchable gazetteer containing over 250,000 place names, 850,000 street names and 1.6 million post codes. All of this data is built in to the app, so this search also works when there is no network connection.
The app also supports the compass and GPS - on those devices that have them - to display your position, orientation and altitude.
Paid maps are licensed for personal and non-commercial use only.
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database rights 2011 - 2021. Please visit the website for more information - https://ukmapapp.com/
This is a minor update which improves compatibility with external Bluetooth GPS devices that send more than one location per second, and fixes assorted bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
A bit overpriced for what you get
Reasonable program but has it's limits. My main use would be for offline mapping with no internet support so I wanted a program with nice map/waypoint downloading capabilities. Map downloads limited to the newer UK Ordinance Survey maps. These maps do not have as much detail as do the older maps, particularly in regard to old megalithic sites (the main reason I bought the program). Downloading map areas works quite well. However, the 25K and 10K scale maps don't seem to be a lot different in the information they contain, just more pixels. No option to input user defined waypoints. Pricey for what you get.
I like the U.S. but travel to the U.K. from time to time and have always liked the maps there. Navigation in England is much more a challenge than in the midwest U.S. Anyway, this is one of the first apps I bought on my iPad 3G and it has been excellent! There were some tech issues leading up to the UK iPad release but the developer was very responsive and got them fixed.
What I adore about this app is that there is no delay while maps download. The built-in Maps on the iPad is really good, but it does rely on an active data link for the images. UK Maps has them all on the local machine, and you can download and store additional street-level detail for selected areas. I am working out a five week trip for my daughter this summer and this mapping is very useful for that.
I would also note that last year I was over and had a Garmin GPS unit with me. This worked very well in getting me right to my next destination but at the cost of losing perspective about what was around me as I went, as I hadn't pored over maps picking the routes ahead of time. This UK Maps app would restore that perspective, it's a pity the iPad wasn't out last year!
Although not by this developer, the Mini A-Z Map of London is also a good implementation of a machine-resident map. Like the UK Maps, it will show you your position using the 3G's GPS when it can see the satellites.
I recently cycled from Land's End to John O' Groats. I took along paper maps, but this app was indispensable on the few occasions where I was doubtful about my location or just wanted to know how far up a hill I had come. It was especially useful in larger towns where it's easy to make navigation errors. Being able to download maps in advance of the trip, and turn off my phone's data connection (with the GPS still active) saved me huge data roaming charges, and gave me instant access to the maps when I needed them. I didn't have the app open all the time, but when I needed it, it worked, and it was fast. I had another app with me for "offline" GPS use, and it also worked well, but this was my go-to option. It's a pity the 1:50,000 scale maps Ordnance Survey maps aren't available (due to licensing differences) as they would provide interesting detail, but this app is nonetheless great value.
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- 299.7 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.3 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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