OS Mapping on GPS

#1
I havent seen a GPS with OS 1:50 and 1:25 mapping capability before. What do you guys reckon:

http://www.satmap.com/

http://www.satmap.com/eshot/index_1.php

I think it's a bit pricey once you factor in the map packs as it only comes with UK road maps as standard (£299 plus £30-100 for the maps). It also takes AA batts.
 
#2
Looks like the mutts nuts, but I'm into techno gucci kit so I'd probably buy it anyway.

I haven't read into the pdf files on the second link but how many maps per SD card?
 
#3
devilish said:
Looks like the mutts nuts, but I'm into techno gucci kit so I'd probably buy it anyway.

I haven't read into the pdf files on the second link but how many maps per SD card?
Just one!

I've got this:
http://www.mio-tech.be/en/gps-navigation-device-Mio-P550-overview.htm
as I wanted a bit more than just a SatNav device and the difference in cost isn't all that much. (Plus the MioMap European map covers most of Europe at door-number level).
 
#4
It's good stuff and developed by ex military guys,who are good friends.They will have a stand at DSEI this week,in London.They have a rather good demo of the device in a tank of water!
 
#5
£30-£100 for a 1-50k map?!?

Bring that down to 5 quid a map and I'd think about it.

looks like a good bit of kit but no way I'd pay that for a bloody map. I'll stick with my paper maps-compass and GPS as back up.
 
#6
devilish said:
£30-£100 for a 1-50k map?!?

Bring that down to 5 quid a map and I'd think about it.
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Nope. It's for a whole region (eg Southern England).
 
#8
The Mio PDA's aren't too bad but you are looking at a 1-2minute warm up on the GPS fixing location and a battery life of 2-3 hours continuous use. Not a particularly rugged piece of kit either but OK if stored in a supplimental casing (tupperware is good).
Software I use is the Fugawi package, got the 2005 version on eBay for £25 which covers all the UK in 1:50,000.
 
#9
Why get so tied up in mapping of the UK. When do you think you'll need the upper hand in the Norfolk area???

Grow some boys...
 

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