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Post by paramart » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:54 pm

anyone have any experience with satmap expedition 2 or can compare it to the os one, I need to update my memory map copy. i'm torn between them at the moment tia
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Post by htrider » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 pm

Dunno about the Satmap sub but don't get viewranger as its pish. I'm going with OS this year

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Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:14 am

htrider wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Dunno about the Satmap sub but don't get viewranger as its pish. I'm going with OS this year
What do you dislike about ViewRanger? I’ve used it both here ( OS ) and abroad and found it great. I do pay for and download the maps however.
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Post by Escape Goat » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:12 am

Another vote for os here. 2.99 Web and mobile app sub per month.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:18 am

I paid £19.99 for my annual OS sub.

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 am

I guess it depends on how many maps you need, but I buy the paper version map and use the scratch panel for the online code, that way I have both paper and digital versions

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Post by faustus » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 am

I paid £25 for 12 months of OS maps on viewranger, it's great. Use it for plenty of stuff apart from biking too because of offline maps and easy zooming between map scales.

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Post by lune ranger » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:51 am

voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:49 am
I guess it depends on how many maps you need, but I buy the paper version map and use the scratch panel for the online code, that way I have both paper and digital versions
Same here.
As much as I have come to rely on digital mapping and gps bread crumb tracks I find pre planning and general browsing much more satisfying with a proper paper map.
If I had a 1.5mx1.5m computer screen that might be different :grin:

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Post by Mart » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:53 pm

OS Maps for me Mart (£20 for the year) - the Satmap version I dabbled with for a while but just liked OS better

You can also run the OS App on your phone with same route . I only use phone in an emergency (power hungry though)
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Post by Charliecres » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm

I’ve bought OS 1:50k for almost the whole UK outright on ViewRanger over the years. Works great.

I tried an OS sub a few years back and the software was abysmal. Put me off.

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Post by htrider » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:55 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:14 am
htrider wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:58 pm
Dunno about the Satmap sub but don't get viewranger as its pish. I'm going with OS this year
What do you dislike about ViewRanger? I’ve used it both here ( OS ) and abroad and found it great. I do pay for and download the maps however.
I downloaded a load of maps onto the phone and took care to ensure maps overlapped (this in itself is a rubbish way of downloading maps, ie trying to highlight an area instead of just telling it to download Scotland, or whatever) but gaps started appearing in the coverage - you never notice this until you need it.... I then went back and downloaded everything again but there are still gaps.....

The version on the 'puter is also a bit below average - if you plot a route (or import a gpx) it shows every way point as a large blob with a flag on it. This makes the route indecipherable. I went through it from top to bottom looking for a way to change this but it defeated me. The screen size is also small with a lot of wasted space in the menu bar which should be map space.

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Post by belugabob » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:36 pm

If I had a 1.5mx1.5m computer screen that might be different :grin:
43 inch 4k monitor is pretty much there - I love it in general, but going full screen when planning routes is a real "Boom!" moment!

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Post by frogatthefarriers » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:41 pm

I like Viewranger too. Use it on everything I need to plot. I can buy OS maps for the areas I need. they're not too dear - well the 1:50k aren't anyway - and they're available off line.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:00 am

Is for me mart same as burton mart £20 for the year and can plan wherever I want ( not that much of it is happening at the moment mind)

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Post by paramart » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:11 pm

thanks for the replies, os is winning,
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Post by Gummikuh » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:25 pm

Bit naughty this one, but I have gone to my local library and "read" maps, but I have "noticed" the code is still often on them.

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