Featured in Ordnance Survey's OS OpenData innovative application showcase.
Beautifully detailed maps supplied by Ordnance Survey.
Lake District Maps provides a useful offline (no mobile signal required) mapping reference and navigation aid whilst travelling throughout the Lake District by footpath, road, rail, canal, lake and river. Intuitive route and waypoint management features are implemented enabling creation, modification, deletion, import and export of routes. A powerful offline search facility can locate places, roads, post codes and hills within the region. Worldwide online Apple Maps (Standard, Satellite and Hybrid) with map features that users are used to are available on both offline and online maps as well as providing 3D buildings on Apple maps (where available).
7 different levels of offline 2014/2015 Ordnance Survey map detail from national overview to street view within the region. (No data connection required).
Progressively more detailed maps are automatically loaded as the map view is zoomed. The OS recommended viewing scales for the more detailed maps are approximately as follows:
1:1000,000 (The whole of GB is covered at this map scale)
1:10,000 ( (Roads/streets are labelled by name))
The map region of the more detailed maps covers a rectangular region around the national park boundary (ref. http://jomosolutions.com/Maps)
- Contours with height information and annotated height points
- Extensive footpaths from ©OpenStreetMap contributors
- National Park boundary demarkation
- Route/Waypoint management.
- Offline search functionality with searchable locations (places, roads, post codes and hills). (For the place search a location's latitude and longitude is accurate to 0.1 of a minute of the centre point of the 1x1 km National Grid square in which the name falls)
- Detailed hill information, including height, OS Grid Ref, latitude and longitude, region, parent, classification, drop and hill specific links to Streetmap, Geograph and Hill Bagging web sites
- Display of current GPS position as OS Grid Reference or WGS84 latitude and longitude
- "Share My Location" allowing users to share an image of their current location and location references. Buttons are provided to share location information by Facebook, Twitter, iMessage/SMS and e-mail
- Online access to worldwide Apple Standard, Satellite and Hybrid maps
- Apple 3D Buildings are displayed on Apple Standard maps
- Apple maps contain Points of Interest
- User location can be tracked with or without heading on all online and offline maps (GPS capable devices only)
- Display of scale bar in either metric or imperial units
- Display of current speed
- Zoom, pan, rotation of all maps
- Pitch of Apple Standard and Ordnance Survey maps
- Selection of current location annotation for display of speed and location data
- User setting for speed display in Miles per Hour (mph) or Kilometres per Hour (kph)
- Selection of search result pin annotations to display location information
- Collective deletion of search result annotation pins
- A user guide is provided within the app
The OS search data was published by Ordnance Survey in 2014.
Extracts from "The Database of British and Irish Hills" v14 published 22/04/2014 (ref. http://www.hills-database.co.uk/index.html )
The data is supplied by Apple, Ordnance Survey, contributors to OpenStreetMap and Database of British and Irish Hills.
The Information is licensed 'as is' and the Information Provider and/or Licensor excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The Information Provider and/or Licensor are not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use.
This app is not a substitute for a paper map and compass.
Fixed intermittent failures within the search functionality.
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Ratings and Reviews
Best of all Map Apps
I’ve used this for some time now and find it easy to use. I really like the appearance of the maps - very clear and easy to see and, as I’ve just discovered, much better than the OS maps as you get more information. I’d signed up for the OS app, thinking it would be the definitive map and thought I’d use it for a walk to Wansfell Pike. However, we found that many of the footpaths we saw (including a National Trust signed one) weren’t marked on the App. When I checked this app, I saw that the NT footpath was marked on it and then realised that, not only do you get the OS map, but information from other sources too so it’s much better. I deleted the OS app and will just stick with this one (and a paper map and compass for safety).
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the positive review. You’re quite correct, as clearly stated in the description, the app combines maps from OS, footpaths from contributors to OpenStreetMap and search data from OS and the Database of British and Irish Hills. It’s also possible to create or record custom routes or overlay routes from external sources. It’s pleasing to read you’re planning to keep your paper map and compass with you.
Far superior to the OS app
I was looking for a map app for a walking holiday in the Lake District. I tried the OS official app, but that was a painful experience and I quickly gave up.
This app lets you download good maps of the whole Lake District to carry around offline. I never had any problems and would strongly recommend to anyone looking for something similar. If I need apps for other areas this developer will be my first call.
Why only 4 stars? Two minor complaints. The app isn't optimised for an iPhone 6 screen size, meaning it doesn't make the best use of the available screen area. Given that size has been out for three years that's a bit poor. Also found the behaviour of the show my location button a bit counter intuitive (seem to have to tap it too many times). In particular, it requires extra taps to show the direction you're facing rather than doing this by default. This is both annoying, and also meant I didn't realise it had the feature until I found it by accident after a few days. Neither flaw should stop you buying the app, but it would be great if the develop could address them and make it perfect.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the positive feedback and for giving us the opportunity to address your points. Re: the screen size issue you refer to - please note that there is an option in the left hand drawer user interface to change the size of some of the text. Re: the second point about needing to press the tracking button twice to orientate the map view with the compass - we have implemented this consistently with how Apple Maps works in an attempt to make it intuitive.
I have used this app for the last week in the Lake District and have planned various routes on it... Even the lesser known routes with only small footpaths work out brilliantly. I feel it's hard to rely solely on technology but this is as good as it gets. I have looked up walks online and mapped them out myself on here, adding or removing particular sections, depending if we fancy walking less or further distance.
The only thing I don't understand is where you can download or view other people's gpx routes? Any advice would be great please?
I would fully recommend this app. Even if it had cost me £10 I would be glad I downloaded it. Worth every penny, thanks.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the positive feedback. Here's some guidance re: your request for information about downloading gpx files....
- JOMO Solutions Ltd.
- 528.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- Contains Ordnance Survey, Royal Mail and National Statistics data © Crown and Royal Mail copyright and database right 2014/5. Contains Database of British and Irish Hills, ©OpenStreetMap contributors
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.