New OSMaps

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New OSMaps

Postby tastrax » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 4:37 pm

The UK Ordnance Survey mob have released a new product on the Australian market aimed at the outdoor community and I have to say if they are aiming at walkers they have really missed the mark! You cant do a lot/anything unless you subscribe ($6.50 for one month, $4.99 on a month by month on subscription and $32.99 for an annual subscription). They do give a free month initially but I am not sure its worth the effort. With all the competition in the market I think they have highly underestimated the needs of the market and their competition.

https://osmaps.com/
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Re: New OSMaps

Postby andrewp » Sat 27 Feb, 2021 5:41 pm

Looks like just OSM with pretty ordinary contours, probably derived from one of the SRTM DEMs. Definitely not worth paying $33p/a.
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Re: New OSMaps

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 28 Feb, 2021 8:27 am

I haven't used it but looking at their site it does have quite a few useful features.

The most interesting to me are

- plan a route on a computer (or app) and follow the route on all devices.

- all in one osm, gov topo, satellite image integration.

The usefulness is having all those features available on one app/service.

Whether it's worth paying $40 per year for the convenience is up to the user.

I will say that I find the unwillingness of people to pay anything but a couple of bucks for apps quite strange. I went out to dinner on Fri night. Paid $80 (for two) for a very ordinary meal.. which is a two hour, one use product. But when it's a app costing half that for multiuse, decent functionality for 12 months. people balk at the cost..
(Not meaning to call out anyone in this thread..just making a comment generally on app costs and willingness to pay. Also keeping in mind that developing an app costs $10,000-$100,000 if you hire a app dev firm)

For me I'll stick to orux maps. While it doesn't have a integrated desktop planner, and setting up a sat view is laborious, the navigation tools are superior and I can add high res dem files for precise elevation information.
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