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OS Maps on an iPhone? Meet RouteBuddy

Posted by DarrenG on August 17, 2009

routebuddy-iconRouteBuddy and Ordnance Survey have released 1:50k maps compatible with RouteBuddy’s iPhone Atlas Application.

The maps, priced from £9.99 each cover the Ordnance Survey Landranger map series with over 200 to choose from with complete coverage of the UK.

These 1:50k maps join the 1:25k Explorer map tiles already available in RouteBuddy’s Online Map Store.

The RouteBuddy Atlas iPhone App is available for download free from the iTunes App Store and allows the loading and display of OS maps with full support for the 3GS compass and GPS features. Atlas is also compatible with iPod Touch but no GPS features are available on these models.

Maps purchased from RouteBuddy can be loaded from either a Mac or a PC onto the iPhone using a superbly simple iPhone server feature.

With over 600 topographic OS maps available as well as map data for many other countries RouteBuddy and Atlas make a very powerful partnership.

The OS independent map installation solution allows you to browse to the iPhone from a PC/Mac/Linux machine and use a file browser to copy across your purcahsed map. It even works over WLAN!

You purchase the map On-Line from RouteBuddy and receive the download link and activation key via email. Download the map, fire up the Server URL in Atlas and browse to it from your computer. All that remains is to copy the downloaded map across and it will then appear in the map browser. You can then enter your activation key and you’re off.

I bought a 1:25k map of my local area and had it installed to the iPhone via WLAN in 20secs, RouteBuddy are commended for making the install so simple.

More information is available by visiting RouteBuddy’s website here.


Ordnance Survey mapping © Crown copyright. Media AM70/08



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