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OS Locate

Version 1.4.2

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OS Locate

Ordnance Survey

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IOS
GBP 0.00


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Make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors with OS Locate. Used alongside your Ordnance Survey map, OS Locate is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing your exact location on the map, anywhere in Great Britain. If you have lost your bearings or simply would like a little reassurance, OS Locate is the ideal companion for all enthusiasts of the great outdoors.

The app converts GPS location readings from your mobile phone to Ordnance Survey National Grid references, enabling you to determine precisely where you are on an Ordnance Survey map. No mobile signal? No problem; OS Locate does not require a mobile signal to function – the inbuilt GPS system can be relied upon, even in the most remote areas.

Simply download the app and switch on your device’s location services (Settings – Privacy – Location services).

OS Locate is packed with additional features. The ‘Share’ button allows you to connect with friends and family via messaging and social media – let them know where you are, how your adventure is progressing and what time you will be home. Use the handy digital compass to take your bearings – always ensuring you are on the right track. For those who are keen to learn more about maps and navigation, the ‘About’ button hosts a wealth of information including hints and tips and a guide to map reading. In addition, you will find simple yet comprehensive guides on how to use eastings and northings.

OS Locate – know where you are.

OS Locate is a complementary tool for Ordnance Survey paper maps. You should always have an Ordnance Survey paper map and baseplate compass when exploring the great outdoors.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Please ensure your Location Services are turned on.

OS Locate has been updated to provide even greater peace of mind by providing accurate altitude information. As this is taken from the GPS signal, it will always be available.

Also new for version 1.1, OS Locate will automatically detect whether you are outside Great Britain, and convert Ordnance Survey’s Northing and Easting location information into internationally recognised Latitude and Longitude readings, which can be used anywhere in the world.

Finally, Ordnance Survey has partnered with Silva Compasses to update the virtual compass feature to use Silva’s trademarked design for greater usability.



Release notes


1.4.2:
• You can now rate our app
• Bug fixes
1.4.1:
• Fixed crash after tapping "Reset bezel" button
1.4.0:
• Updated to look beautiful on iPhone X
• Privacy policy and legal terms updated



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OS Locate
OS Locate

Free
Make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors with OS Locate. Used alongside your Ordnance Survey map, OS Locate is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing your exact location on the map, anywhere in Great Britain. If you have lost your bearings or simply would like a little reassurance, OS Locate is the ideal companion for all enthusiasts of the great outdoors.

The app converts GPS location readings from your mobile phone to Ordnance Survey National Grid references, enabling you to determine precisely where you are on an Ordnance Survey map. No mobile signal? No problem; OS Locate does not require a mobile signal to function – the inbuilt GPS system can be relied upon, even in the most remote areas.

Simply download the app and switch on your device’s location services (Settings – Privacy – Location services).

OS Locate is packed with additional features. The ‘Share’ button allows you to connect with friends and family via messaging and social media – let them know where you are, how your adventure is progressing and what time you will be home. Use the handy digital compass to take your bearings – always ensuring you are on the right track. For those who are keen to learn more about maps and navigation, the ‘About’ button hosts a wealth of information including hints and tips and a guide to map reading. In addition, you will find simple yet comprehensive guides on how to use eastings and northings.

OS Locate – know where you are.

OS Locate is a complementary tool for Ordnance Survey paper maps. You should always have an Ordnance Survey paper map and baseplate compass when exploring the great outdoors.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Please ensure your Location Services are turned on.

OS Locate has been updated to provide even greater peace of mind by providing accurate altitude information. As this is taken from the GPS signal, it will always be available.

Also new for version 1.1, OS Locate will automatically detect whether you are outside Great Britain, and convert Ordnance Survey’s Northing and Easting location information into internationally recognised Latitude and Longitude readings, which can be used anywhere in the world.

Finally, Ordnance Survey has partnered with Silva Compasses to update the virtual compass feature to use Silva’s trademarked design for greater usability....
OS Maps
OS Maps

Free
For walking, cycling, riding or planning routes, OS Maps puts Great Britain’s most detailed leisure mapping at your fingertips. Simple to use and feature rich, it’s invaluable for enjoying the outdoors.

• MULTI AWARD WINNING: Yahoo Sports Technology Awards Best App, Outdoor Industry Awards Digital Product of the Year, Singletrack Best Online Service.
• DOWNLOAD FOR FREE. Get standard, Greenspace and aerial mapping of Great Britain all for free.
• If you’ve purchased an OS Explorer or Landranger map, use the app to download a digital version using the unique code on the inside of your map.

• UNMISTAKABLE OS MAPPING
OS Explorer 1: 25,000 and OS Landranger 1:50,000 maps: subscribe to unlock the detail and accuracy of our paper leisure maps across the whole country.

• USE ON ALL YOUR DEVICES
View, create and sync your activities between desktop and mobile. On desktop, premium users can use our 3D Aerial Layer to plan your route terrain, explore in stunning 3D and print maps.

• RECORD & FOLLOW ROUTES
Plot a route to follow or share – or record your route while you’re out and about. Search for the best routes in your area as star rated by fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

• EXPLORE NATIONAL PARK TRAILS
Use OS Maps as your off-road satnav with automatic ‘snap-to-path’ giving you the most enjoyable and safe route between two points in National parks (Premium).

• VIEW MAPS WITHOUT MOBILE SIGNAL
Download your favourite areas to view offline – so you can view any part of GB even without a mobile signal (Premium).

• AUGMENTED REALITY
Pan the landscape to see what’s nearby including hills and mountains, forest and woodland, transport, settlements, coast and water. And, with one click, find local area information with routes, places to stay and local images (Premium)

• TABLETOP 3D
A nifty new augmented reality feature for iOS devices*. View a 3D model of your routes on top of your very own coffee table. A great way to preview a route before you tackle it, ensure it’s suitable for your level of fitness and avoid any scary drops, or an amazing way of showing your friends where your adventures have taken you!

• Export your favourite routes to your GPX device.

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

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, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
Terms & Conditions at os.uk/termsosmaps

USEFUL INFORMATION
Battery life while using the app can be extended downloading maps offline prior to use, operating in Flight Mode (the GPS will still work) and turning off the screen when not in use. We release updates to all of our apps as we improve them, making them even more stable and adding extra features. Along the way, your feedback and comments about this app is really important to us. If there’s something you’d like us to know, please tell us, by phone on 03454 56 04 20, or via email at [email protected]

*This feature uses Apple's ARKit which requires an iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad 2017, iPad Pro or any later device....