Mapping and GPS on the web

#1
Thought I would start a thread on mapping resources of available on the web, outside the mil system and available to all, some free, some paid for, to support outdoor training or leisure walking, general navigation studies and other uses. I did something similar in the computer and gaming thread but that was probably the wrong place :D



Where’s the path
Very impressive mashup that links Google Maps and the Ordnance Survey mapping data to display the OS map in one pane and a Google map on the other. Also includes a number of useful tools like grid display, place finders, out of copyright 1940’s maps, Wiki geotagged images, Google Earth overlays and route planning. The route planning features are very impressive allowing export of way points, distance measurement etc.

LINK




Daylight Map
Daylight map including clouds if required. Can be full screen
LINK




Maptube
Collection of map resources including a very useful London underground map overlaid onto overland maps
LINK




Maps for Free
Collection of various global map layers that can be switched on and off including transport and admin boundaries
LINK


Dual Maps
Another mashup that creates a multi pane map and aerial photography display, very flexible
LINK


Anquet Maps
Route planning and mapping software that can be integrated with GPS devices
LINK






Memory Map
A similar product to Anquet Maps including some rather good 3D visualisation tools
LINK




Flash Earth
Uses a flash front end to flip multiple map sources and is much better for simple viewing that the standard web mapping services
LINK




Tracklogs
Some more PC mapping software
LINK




Outdoors Magic
Portal with a route sharing section
LINK


Great War Digital
A Memory Map plugin that displays digital map overlays of World War I trenches and fieldworks
LINK




Coordinate Converters
If you need to convert between lat and long, OS grid references, Landranger Grids and Post Codes there are many online resources;

http://www.nearby.org.uk/conversions.cgi
http://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong-gridref.html
http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/barrydavies/osgps_main.html
http://www.trackmyjourney.co.uk/osmapconversion.php
http://www.nearby.org.uk/coord-entry.html



And finally, if you want a very in depth tutorial on the different coordinate systems have a look here (opens up into a PDF)
LINK
 
#5
CRACKING post, Iv'e been useing Anquet for about a year now on a Toshiba NB 100 notebook the best 1kilo of kit Iv'e ever carried with a T Mobile WI FI dongle it realy rocks,It realy gets people when you Live message from the top of Pen-Y-Fan
 
#8
Fantastic post. I've just spent 4 hours doing route maps for a JSATFA and I have gone x eyed. This is a great thread and I'm now going to use the Anquet to check my routes.
thanks meridian.
 
#10
Good thread Meridian.

I've recently started using QUO The base map and software are free from the link and you can download the latest individual 1:50,000 OS maps for 99p each (£1.99 for 1:25,000) You download them as tiles; each tile being the equivelant OS map.

The software is good including 3D image generation etc, a word of warning though the free version only allows you set, upload and download up to 10 waypoints, you will need to upgrade to the pro version for about £25 to get unlimited waypoints and access their database of routes.
 
#12
Or you could do what I did, stole it from MG maniac when he left his lappy in the pub
 
#13
Came across this

The Google Map Buddy

This tool allows you to do the following:

Capture your Google Maps offline and store them as images on your hard drive

Print out maps of entire cities at zoom levels that would take hours to put together with the current Google facility

Best of all, this tool is completely FREE!

If you have ever spent hours print screening your Google maps into Paint and stitching them together you NEED this program!




http://www.augmentedrealitysoftware.co.uk/gmb.html
 
#14
I'd missed this thread completely. It's brilliant, many many thanks for this.


Coincidentally I have just got a new cellphone Nokia 5800 and have found it has GPS and moving maps on it as standard. The maps could be better but are ok for road work.


ViewRanger offer OS mapping for this and other phones.
http://shop.viewranger.com/products.php
 
#16
EX_STAB said:
I'd missed this thread completely. It's brilliant, many many thanks for this.


Coincidentally I have just got a new cellphone Nokia 5800 and have found it has GPS and moving maps on it as standard. The maps could be better but are ok for road work.


ViewRanger offer OS mapping for this and other phones.
http://shop.viewranger.com/products.php
I have the N97 and bought tiles for my area at 1:25000 from their self selection option.

Bloody good program but I still haven't gotten to thrash it yet.

edit- the new ovi maps are pretty good now they've given free navigation both on foot and in the car. Although I have garmin mobile for that.
 
#17
Meridian, you ARE the man! Someone buy him a drink please. Lots of valuable stuff here. Also, I was just about to post a request on Arrse asking if anyone could let me have Garmin compatible maps of the Mekong Delta as they are like rocking horse shit to get hold of. There are some Vietnam War era septic 1:50,000 maps available online but they are too large to download here. Anyone?

Cheers

M
 

ugly

LE
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#18
I use promap for private work purposes, its part or was part of OS and would put all the planning up for you, accounts are free, you pay to print so as long as you can pdf you are fine, even then they are pretty cheap and the close up quality is really good.



Edited to add the link
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#20
Its ok, not always what I want but it can be very useful!
 

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