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How current is the Ordnance Survey map data? The Ordnance Survey are continually surveying Great Britain and making changes to their map datasets. They don’t give us an absolute timescale on data deliveries, but it’s approximately quarterly for 1:25,000 Explorer and 1:50,000 Landranger data releases. Arrival of New Data at Anquet The first we often knew about it was a package of DVD’s arriving in the post.  Thankfully the OS have now implemented a new data download process for their partners, and so we now get an email which notifies us we have updated data to collect. What has Changed?...

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The recent blog post on Map Type Comparisons which compared a 1km grid square around Helvellyn on eight different Ordnance Survey map types proved very popular. It also brought up the two other topics – urban mapping and historical mapping.  This blog post deals with the historic mapping. I won’t cover it here, but the history of map making is quite something. Just think back before the advent of GPS, and most of us then start to think about the famous trig points. However, go further back, and it gets even more complex. The facts that the original maps ever...

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We often get asked about comparisons of different map types, so below we have clipped a 1 sq km grid square of mapping using different map types so that we can compare. These are cropped at 100% zoom level, so that we have a one to one pixel matching. The High Definition images therefore get quite large, but that also shows the differences in the amount of data.   1:50,000 Scale GroundRanger mapping:   Starting with the 1:50,000 scale GroundRanger above comparing it to Standard Definition 1:50,000 scale Landranger mapping. Its a stark difference - whilst the GroundRanger is clearer...

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OMN Pro is a set of add-on features for OMN. OMN Pro adds features to your OMN installation which will work with all of your current and future maps already in OMN. In brief it contains: Advanced Map Printing. Anquet’s… OMN Pro is a set of add-on features for OMN. OMN Pro adds features to your OMN installation which will work with all of your current and future maps already in OMN. In brief it contains: • Advanced Map Printing. • Anquet’s 3D Virtual Landscape. • Advanced Map viewing tools such as split screen. • Advanced route editing tools. •...

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It’s not obvious, but printing a photo from your computer is almost the logical opposite process technically of printing a map. This difference in approach is all due to the scale of the map.  This difference in approach is all due to the scale of the map. In this article I will explain the complexities of map printing. Most of the advanced map printing features are part of OMN Pro.  If you would like to know the differences between OMN and OMN Pro with regards to printing, please see this article: Additional Features in OMN Pro Printing First of all...

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