Try OS Maps premium for free with our two-week trial. Get more from the outdoors with routes, mapping & navigation tools from the experts at Ordnance Survey
Create your adventures your way & let OS Maps guide you on stunning routes across the UK & beyond. Get more from the outdoors, with more freedom to explore, more confidence to tackle that next challenge & more adventures along the way. OS Maps is the official app by Ordnance Survey & your guide in the great outdoors.
Why you’ll love using OS Maps:
EXPLORE & PLAN HIKES, RUNS OR RIDES
Whether you are planning a walk, hike, run or ride; OS Maps lets you create outdoor adventures with trusted mapping & navigation tools from the experts at Ordnance Survey, Britain’s national mapping service.
DISCOVER THOUSANDS OF READY-MADE ROUTES
Get outside with curated routes from outdoor experts & organisations such as Trail, Country Walking, Mountain Bike UK, BBC Countryfile & more.
ICONIC OS MAPPING
Subscribe to unlock the detail & accuracy of OS leisure maps including OS Explorer 1:25,000 & OS Landranger 1:50,000 & now with global mapping & topographic mapping for USA, Australia & New Zealand to keep you exploring all over the world.
CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURES
Best in class route planning & navigation tools mean you can get off the beaten track & explore with more freedom. Plan routes with quick & easy snap-to-path route plotting, then save & share with your friends to plan that next epic day in the outdoors.
NO SIGNAL? NO PROBLEM
Download maps & routes to your phone to view offline, so they’re ready, whenever & wherever you need them. View any part of GB even without signal & export to your GPS device.
Print copies of all your routes & maps to take with you, so you always have a backup to hand.
USE ON EVERY DEVICE
Sync your activities between across devices, on desktop, mobile & Apple Watch. On desktop, premium users can use our 3D Aerial Layer & route fly-throughs to see the landscape, terrain & explore in stunning 3D.
TRACK & RECORD ACTIVITIES
Use the activity recording feature to keep a log of your activity history. Follow along, save your activity, review it & turn it into a new route to share & follow again later.
RECOMMENDED BY THE EXPERTS
Ordnance Survey is proud to partner with Mountain Rescue England & Wales, with OS Maps as their recommended app to help you keep on track, & keep safe when heading outside.
Preview a route before you tackle it, ensure it’s suitable for your level of fitness & avoid any surprises. Our 3D model feature lets you check out your routes from the comfort of your home.
OS Maps premium is available through a 1 month or 1 year subscription. Prices are posted in GBP but may vary by country or when converted to local currency. Subscriptions will auto-renew. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, & identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user & auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
Terms & Conditions at os.uk/termsosmaps
Battery life while using the app can be extended downloading maps offline prior to use, operating in Flight Mode (the GPS will still work) & turning off the screen when not in use. We release updates to all of our apps on an ongoing basis to improve stability & add extra features. Topographic mapping is available for UK (including Northern Ireland), USA, Australia & New Zealand. Your feedback & comments about this app are important to us. Leave a review or use os.uk/contact to get in touch.
*This feature uses Apple's ARKit which requires an iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad 2017, iPad Pro or any later device.
This release is a major update to the app which improves the ease of use and modernises the look and feel of OS Maps.
Major changes include:
• Introduction of a 5 bar navigation menu to make it easier to find features
• New ‘Home’ tab including shortcuts, recommended partner routes, and learn tutorials
• My routes, bookmarked routes, and offline maps now all found in a convenient ‘Saved’ tab
• The app can now be viewed in light or dark mode, depending on your system settings
Additional new features include:
• When viewing a route, you can scroll the elevation chart to see height along the route
• On the Maps tab you can choose to see the mapping in full screen mode
• When plotting a route, you can now reverse route direction
• When searching for a route you can filter by circular or point to point routes
• When recording an activity, you can now minimize the recording and continue to use other app features
Ratings and Reviews
Enjoy the outdoors with OS Maps. Discover and download walking and cycling routes, or log your own paths in the app. Offering full typographical breakdowns of the whole of Great Britain – it's a must-have for your next outdoor adventure.
I’m a cyclist, mainly into my off road Mountain biking. Used to use the app ViewRanger until they got bought out and the app got replaced. Thought I’d try the paid for version of the OS maps, after all can’t go wrong with the people that actually create the detailed maps. I must have wasted hours trying to find a replacement for ViewRanger, I can say without doubt this exceeds it. Can create routes based on full OS maps, save them as either public or private and also export them to GPX for import onto my Garmin explorer. The only frustration I have isn’t with the app but with others that have uploaded routes and categorised them as Off-Road when they’re actually on-road. I search for mtb/gravel routes in an area and half results returned are actually on road! Maybe some road cyclists coincided B roads as off-road! Lol. I normally stay clear of subscription apps, happily pay for this one considering a paper OS of just a small area is £10. This covers whole country for less than £30 a year!
Update: Have an Apple Watch? Unfortunately the OS app for the watch doesn’t offer much. However, download WorkOutdoors, import the OS exported gpx file then follow the map on your watch!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review! We're pleased you're enjoying OS Maps and great to hear that the app has been useful for mountain biking! We're aware that some of the categorisations of activity type may have been misinterpreted, so we're working on ways that we can improve this and the general experience of finding a good quality route. Do keep an eye out for future updates and let us know what you think! Thanks
Great but bug prone
By far the best way to plan/record/follow routes for walking, cycling, running and more. The annual subscription is a fair price for what you get. Even if I’m walking locally on a route I know it’s still great to have open as it can open your eyes to other routes you can take and of course it records your activity. My only issues are as follows. The app can be buggy, particularly with log ins and subscription management. I wish they had a Apple Watch app so you could record your activity if local without having to lug your phone with you. For me the biggest annoyance is since they updated the app, if I record a route purely to add it to ‘My Activities’ you used to be able to not save the route at the end but still save your activity. This is no longer the case. You either have to save both or none. Well if it’s a route i do regularly, I don’t want to keep storing the same route every time I do it but do want to save the activity. Yes I could follow the existing stored route and then save that I completed it today, but I have a habit of doing random changes on my walks like retracing steps if I notice an animal or bird and I want to store all that as I like to reflect on my week, month, yearly totals to see if I’m improving in speed and distance. Even with these minor gripes it’s still by far the best outdoors mapping app out there. Team with what three words and hopefully you’ll never get lost again.
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