Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

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KeithL

Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by KeithL » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:19 pm

With the demise of Viewranger due to it's takeover by the abysmal Outdoor Active app I started looking for a replacement and came across AlpineQuest which in my opinion is by far the best mapping app available.

I have the pro version and have been using it with some old QCT maps, these work great but they are more than 15 years out of date.

I am quite willing to pay for the latest OS mapping either outright or as a subscription.

Do you have any plans to make this available in AlpineQuest ?

I am sure the thousands of disgruntled users of Viewranger would find AlpineQuest a worthy or even better replacement.

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Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by Psyberia-Support » Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:32 am

Hi,
Right now unfortunately we don't have the ability to offer descent OS maps.
The OS make it almost impossible for small developers to offer this ability.
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Bob Sparkes

Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by Bob Sparkes » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:56 pm

I can download OS Maps for offline use, but how do I get Alpine Quest to read them? When I used Memory Map maps previously,
Alpine Quest would move smoothly from one map to the adjacent one, how do I do this using my downloaded OS Maps.

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Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by Psyberia-Support » Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:26 pm

If you're talking about stored maps by AlpineQuest, there is nothing to do the application will automatically use stored data when possible.
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vallka@vallka.com

Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by vallka@vallka.com » Sun May 29, 2022 4:55 pm

There was a discussion (a long time ago) on how to get OS maps for free using Bing online map key. I have tried to repeat it now - and surprisingly it worked for me perfectly. Apparently, this would violate OS legal rights and we won't discuss it here. That's said, there are a number of paid apps - including OS's own app, another one is Anquet maps, all reasonably priced. But! All of them so badly written so I cannot use them at all. The said Anquet maps simply hangs on my phone every 15 minutes. And of course, they are nowhere close to AlpineQuest in functionality. So I told myself after paying for OS maps to a few of the official apps I have all the rights to use a 'hacked' version in AlpineQuest, if all these apps are unusable for me :)

But I don't think it is totally impossible to include this feature into AlpineQuest legally, on a paid basis. Just knowing myself how important it is for UK outdoor enthusiasts, I would love to help implement this feature - of course, if this isn't absolutely impossible :)

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Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by Greenlaner » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:37 pm

I found this post about using Bing maps with another app, I have a Bing API key, does anyone know the syntax to create and AQX file to access bing maps?

https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index. ... rvey-maps/

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Re: Ordnance Survey maps for the UK

Post by geofactotem » Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:02 pm

Hi,
We need to be patient, François is working providing a function to enable us to purchase premium OSGB mapping.

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