Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - OS maps Uk on iphone?
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

OS maps Uk on iphone?
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Apple GPS Devices
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
HJC
Occasional Visitor


Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 33
Location: Hill Top Bucks UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: OS maps Uk on iphone? Reply with quote

No names no pack drill, but I have been playing with something on my iphone of which, once I only had dreams.

Hang in there chaps the glory of British Mapping is just round the corner
'Wink'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MaFt
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: Aug 31, 2005
Posts: 14669
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you meaning OSbrowserR2? it's been around a while...!

MaFt
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
HJC
Occasional Visitor


Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 33
Location: Hill Top Bucks UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt

No- I am talking about a UK software company with crystal clear OS maps offline, compatible with Mac Pc and linux.

Sorry to be such a tease but it really is rather good('Laughing')

OK try this link
http://www.routebuddy.com/atlas/index.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pmodern
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jun 24, 2009
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, are they going to have OS maps available as well then? Excellent if they do! i've been waiting for Viewranger to do something for iphone, but this would be great.

1:50000?, 1:25000? Can you fix your position with GPS?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
HJC
Occasional Visitor


Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 33
Location: Hill Top Bucks UK

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes and Yes plus 250000
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DingleRoad
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 50

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea when this is out ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes RouteBuddy, I've used their Mac solutions. Good company.

The key question of course where OS Maps are concerned is what is the cost?

The iPhone is great but it'll never be a system I'd want to rely on for out door mapping such as OS Maps. Nice to have but not rugged enough or with sufficient batter life for hard core use.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
RouteBuddy
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Ah yes RouteBuddy, I've used their Mac solutions. Good company.

Thanks. Smile


Quote:
The key question of course where OS Maps are concerned is what is the cost?

We are very aware of the retail cost of maps from other developers who support Windows, or the standalone GPS device market and are making every endeavour to provide a competitive price for our customer; we'll update our forum, RouteBuddy News and this forum as soon as we have some hard figures.


Quote:
The iPhone is great but it'll never be a system I'd want to rely on for out door mapping such as OS Maps. Nice to have but not rugged enough or with sufficient batter life for hard core use.

Very good points.
Before starting this project we asked ourselves the same questions and did quite a lot of background research, here's a snippet of what we came up with:

- Is the iPhone rugged?
Yes, but not in the context you currently imagine. Think of it this way, here's a device that's taking the world by storm and its internal electronics have to be tough enough to withstand being dropped on rock-hard pavements, day in and day out, by millions of users. The case may get scratched or the screen may crack but they still carry on working.

- Is a GPS device rugged?
Yes and No. The case is rugged, but the weakest part of a GPS is the screen. Pressure from a sharp object on a GPS screen may cause the screen to crack but if the pressure is close to a seam, then no matter how rugged the case is, serious damage can ensue.

- Does the iPhone have sufficient battery life?
When out on a walk you'll always carry your primary emergency device with you, your phone. So if you take your iPhone and a dedicated GPS device with you, then that's two sets of batteries (and extra bulk of the device) that you are carrying on your walk.

It's arguable that for most short/medium, or weekend walks, the battery life in an iPhone is quite sufficient, I've never needed a top-up whilst walking or cycling in the Surrey Hills where I live, even on a very cold day. However if battery-life is key to a users concern then investing in portable power (the second set of batteries but without the lumpy and slow GPS device!) may well be the key. Say something like a rechargeable PowerMonkey device from this UK company based in Alton, Hampshire: https://powertraveller.com

Talking about the Surrey Hills... I went out on a walk last winter when testing one of the early Atlas betas, it was a howling gale and standing at the top of Pitch Hill the sleet was almost horizontal. (Best day for a walk, there was no one in the car park and we had the place to ourselves!) My iPhone was hung around my neck in an Aquapac case (another British company, based in South London http://tinyurl.com/iPhone-Aquapac) and I could use the screen as normal - but not one drop of water got through and the Ordnance Survey sample maps were bright and clear.

- Not rugged enough?
Otterbox build cases to US Military Standard, some you can even drive a car over. http://www.otterbox.com/iphone-cases/

- Is the iPhone for Hard-core users?
RouteBuddy Atlas is for the majority of users, not just for a niche market. Users who wish to invest anywhere up to just short of 500 for a dedicated GPS device that doesn't do anywhere near as much as the iPhone, nor is as powerful, and then spend another 100 for one map of a National Park on top are maybe the hard core users. I think the rest of us may spend any amount up to 500 on a nice new tent, some outdoor gear or even a weeks camping holiday... (And still have some change left over to buy more than one Ordnance Survey Map for the iPhone.)


Feel free to post comments or queries and I'll do my best to answer them, either here or on our own forum.


Neil
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
www.RouteBuddy.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The app would be great for casual use which is why I wondered how much the maps would cost.

If the maps are cheap then great, it'll make a nice device for a casual walk but knowing the OS I'll be surprised if the maps can be sold at a price cheap enough for the casual user, I hope I'm wrong!

We've reviewed the PowerMonkey Explorer and OtterBox's iPhone case here at PocketGPSWorld. Both are well suited as you say for gentle use.

Good luck and keep us posted!
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
RouteBuddy
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DingleRoad wrote:
Any idea when this is out ?


Atlas has been submitted to Apple, so your guess is as good as mine. :-)

Ordnance Survey Maps will be available as soon as our eCommerce providers have done their part of the work in our store process.

Neil
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
www.RouteBuddy.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23848
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, given your proximity we really must pay you a visit and do a pice on RouteBuddy for the site.
_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
RouteBuddy
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Great, given your proximity we really must pay you a visit and do a pice on RouteBuddy for the site.


A great idea! Very Happy

Let's arrange a date and place via email and go trial Atlas in our local AONB.

Neil
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
www.RouteBuddy.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
RouteBuddy
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:30 pm    Post subject: First Ordnance Survey Maps for the iPhone Reply with quote

RouteBuddy Ltd and Ordnance Survey are pleased to announce the
immediate availability of the first Ordnance Survey maps compatible
with the iPhone and iPod touch.

Priced at 19.99, over 400 Ordnance Survey Explorer 1:25,000 maps are
now available from RouteBuddy's online map store providing complete
coverage of the UK.

Working in close partnership with Ordnance Survey, RouteBuddy have
developed an innovative product for the UK outdoors market.

Based on Apple's powerful iPhone platform, rather than a proprietary
GPS device, RouteBuddy Atlas allows you to instantly access Ordnance
Survey mapping wherever you are - even in areas without mobile phone
coverage.

RouteBuddy Atlas supports both Mac and PC, and any iPhone or iPod touch
running iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.



Neil
------------------
www.RouteBuddy.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
3GGG
Frequent Visitor


Joined: 26/09/2002 13:55:07
Posts: 269
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have downloaded and installed the app, but how do I purchase and install the OS Maps?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
RouteBuddy
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: RouteBuddy Ordnance Survey Map Store Reply with quote

3GGG wrote:
I have downloaded and installed the app, but how do I purchase and install the OS Maps?


Ordnance Survey Maps are in our store here:
http://store.routebuddy.com/maps/europe


Neil
------------------
www.RouteBuddy.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Apple GPS Devices All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
19.093 (15 Sep 21)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping