Ordnance Survey API examples

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Mar 172009
 

Tom Barrett has mentioned on Twitter the welcome return of OS Maps in Google Earth. The network link is available at Gavin Brock’s Ordnance Survey overlays for Google Earth.
This is really great news – the  link effectively renders digital maps like Memory Map and Anquet somewhat obsolete, since the OS maps can be draped over 3D terrain. There is a catch though – like the brilliant side by side mapping website Where’s The Path? the link is subject to a limit of 30,000 map tiles per day. Frustrated users are directed to the Free Our Data campaign. Where’s the Path? is so popular that it’s often unavailable in the afternoon.

I’ve been using a couple of useful mapping apps on my iPhone. The useless battery makes it very limited as a navigation device. However if you’re out with a paper map and lost, then GB Locate at 59p (iTunes) will give you an OS grid location with little fuss.

GB Locate

GB Locate

A second useful iPhone App is iOSMaps (iTunes) which provides Ordnance Survey Maps on the iPhone. It works well providing a wifi connection is available and it’s free to download.

iOSMaps

iOS Maps Â

Click the icons to go to the respective developer sites.