Mapping and GPS on the web

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  1. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    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

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Tracklogs
    Some more PC mapping software
    LINK

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    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

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    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
     
  2. What a cracking post. Its outstanding thank you. :D
     
  3. Agreed. top post. I'm chucking my sat chav in the bin!
     
  4. Spot on!!!!!!
     
  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
     
  6. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

  7. 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.
     
  8. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

  9. 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.
     
  10. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    To dredge and old thread up...

    Anquet are having a 50% off sale in February

    Anquet 50% Sale
     
  11. Or you could do what I did, stole it from MG maniac when he left his lappy in the pub
     
  12. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    Came across this

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    http://www.augmentedrealitysoftware.co.uk/gmb.html
     
  13. 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
     
  14. To bring this back into the sports realm - www.mapmyrun.com

    Brilliant - it saved me about £200 on buying a Garmin runners watch.

    Well worth the visit