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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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True Display Technology - see your maps as the cartographers drew them. We reproduce all of the maps on screen or paper exactly as they are supplied to us. We don’t twist them and we don’t downgrade their quality. Not all mapping apps achieve this. If you look at say an Ordnance Survey map it has grid squares that are square. OMN reproduces that square as square on your screen or on paper. Many competing systems don’t, so they have to take the beautiful maps the Ordnance Survey produced and stretch and twist them which obviously degrades the quality. It’s...

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Digital map prices are now either cheaper, much cheaper or very comparable to paper prices. It’s hard to make an exact comparison. Your own personal circumstances for using a map, the area covered/desired, and the promotions available on paper or digital at the time can swing these numbers. Do you want HDor SD digital maps? On the paper side, waterproof or standard paper? Finally there is personal preference. I’m a big fan of Amazon’s Kindle for reading books, yet for periodicals which I don’t tend to read linearly I still prefer the paper format. For my comparison, I am going...

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