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In building OMN 2017, we have been working to create a truly seamless experience across iOS, Android, PC and macOS. Four completely new apps through which you can access your maps and route data and move between phones, tablets and computers with ease. OMN 2017 for iOS is now available from iTunes. Simply login with your normal OMN credentials and you will have access to your maps. OMN 2017 works with our new Subscriptions, and depending on which level of subscription you have you can be streaming and downloading the latest Ordnance Survey maps directly into OMN 2017 iOS.  The...

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OMN 2017 is a massive step forward, crafted over the last two years with huge input from Anquet users via our open beta forums. We have never before released software that has had so much input from our current users and continual testing.The result is a system which works seamlessly across PC, macOS, Android and iOS.To be clear, this is a complete re-write of our system, where at every step we have built, taken feedback from our users, altered, tested and iterated until we achieved the best results we could. Its been a long journey, but the results speak for...

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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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