Ordnance Survey Maps

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    Matt

    Hi There.

    As mentioned above, the Gaia Mapping program is a very versatile and powerful tool, however the lack of UK OS maps is a major fall down for myself. These maps often are the only information readily available for rights of way, and are in general excellent maps. Personally I would pay another 50% on top of standard membership to have the ability to use them. I believe Bing maps are somehow affiliated with OS, as they appear on there online mapping tool.

    Here's hopping for the future.

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    Island

    Just adding another vote for British Ordnance Survey maps. Given the large promotion of the British Pilgrimage Trust in 2020 and the availability of these maps from the OS App and Bing, it’s a shame that we can’t walk the North Downs or other long distance trails using GaiaGPS premium subscriptions.

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    mjball

    Couldn't agree more. I work for a UK hiking company, I used Gaia as I set up a new Swiss resort this past summer and i've wholeheartedly recommended it to our directors as a great map source that we should use for future European endeavours. But the lack of UK OS maps is a deal breaker for us unfortuanetly, but again we'd be more thn happy to pay extra to have a universal app to map all our hikes.

    Here's hoping!

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    Nomas Prime

    I contacted Gaia about this issue over three years ago. It was dropped because the projection of OS maps was incompatible with Gaia.

    I would have hoped they'd found a workaround by now but a few years later and still nothing.

    I've tried them all and Gaia overall offers the best UX out of all the cross-platform GPSes but this major issue is really holding them back in terms of UK residents and visitors wholehearted adoption.

    For now we have to continue working around this using others apps. Can only hope Gaia fix this issue before someone else beats them to it.

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    ben.m.sanderson

    Not a full workaround for present day OS maps, but the national library of Scotland publishes out-of-copyright OS maps on their servers, which you can add to Gaia as a mapset:

    https://www.gaiagps.com/mapsource/add/

    NLS - OS 1:25k 1st Series 1937-61 (England, Wales, partial Scotland)

    Modified link as follows:

    http://geo.nls.uk/mapdata2/os/25000/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

    and check "set reverse Y"

    NLS - OS 1-inch 7th Series 1955-61 (England, Wales, Scotland)

    Modified link:

    https://nls-0.tileserver.com/fpsUZbc4ftb2/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

    and check "set reverse Y"

    and - that's it.  Sync and go.

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    Nomas Prime

    Thanks, Ben.

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    joedale10

    Another vote for OS maps in Gaia!

    Since moving from Canada I'll be cancelling my subscription due to the lack of OS maps. A real shame as I loved using Gaia out there, still the industry leader.

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    shanenotgreen

    Another voice from the UK requesting OS mapping as a layer. Again I'd be happy to pay extra for this. I've signed up the to the OS mapping from Anquet and it seems pretty clunky for planning a route compared to the smooth functionality of the Gaia app. Please have a chat with them or OS themselves and see if you can make magic happen. We have a lot of public footpaths, bridleways, rights of way etc in the UK so it really helps to know to know what the status of a particular path is. I've tried to cross reference between the outdoors layer on Gaia and  the OS 1:25000 series and there is a significant difference.

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    ian

    I’d also like to request OS mapping for the U.K. if possible. Gaia has 1:10k OS already, but that’s not really the outdoors info that we need, the 10k maps are more for building and urban features. The ideal maps for us would be 1:25k which are the definitive source for rights of way including footpaths, bridleways etc.

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    Charlofoto

    Another hand up for UK OS map! Would rather not switch to ViewRanger so hoping Gaia can figure this one out.

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    philip

    I am one of countless Viewranger users looking for an alternative now it is being run down by the far inferior Outdooractive. This is an open door for Gaia.

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    hudsons.other

    A year ago I got a ‘nearly positive’ reaction from Gaia to at least add the OSGB datum to the app. But nothing ... Come on Gaia !

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    charlesdmcgregor

    Another disenchanted View Ranger user, after the switch to Outdooractive.  Have used Gaia in Canada, and thought it really good, but couldn't use it in the UK because of the lack of 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps.  That would be a clincher for me.

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    rs.walker

    Very disappointed with lack of decent UK maps. Even the ones they include are not up to date.

    Using GaiaGps in Europe at moment but when I get back to UK will cancel my pro membership.

    Shame as it's the best app I've used so far.

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