Can WayMaps be used offline?


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By geoffmozz on 21/10/18 at 12:06am

I've always used the OS maps at WalkLakes but just had a look at WayMaps. They look great. I'm curious where you get the crag markings from as they look like OS data...not OSM?

They have a clean less cluttered look than the OS maps which make the paths a bit easier to see and the crag markings are great.

It would be great to have these for offline use....is that possible?


By TallPaul on 21/10/18 at 6:02am

I've always used the OS maps at WalkLakes but just had a look at WayMaps. They look great. I'm curious where you get the crag markings from as they look like OS data...not OSM?

They have a clean less cluttered look than the OS maps which make the paths a bit easier to see and the crag markings are great.

Thank you. WayMaps is built from geodata from a variety of sources including OS open data and the crag marking come from OS.

It would be great to have these for offline use....is that possible?

Not currently ... unless you want to cross our palms with silver, as some companies do.


By geoffmozz on 23/10/18 at 1:03am (last edited 08/11/18 at 8:46am)

I hope that you're able to make 'em available at an affordable price for individuals to use at some point. They are very good.

I've not seen OSM-based maps that have the detail the WayMaps have. I'm a fan of OSM-based maps and really like the crowd sourced idea.

I'm really curious....

How are you able to offer contours that have more detail than all the other SRTM based contours that I've seen? eg OpenAndroMaps, Talky Toaster, OpenMTBmap.org etc. The WayMap contours look close to the 1:25k OS maps and show detail that maps using the freely available 1 arc-second SRTM data don't seem to offer. https://lta.cr.usgs.gov/SRTM1Arc

Where does the OS make it's crag info available? Is it free? Crag info is normally a real weakness of OSM based maps.


By beth on 23/10/18 at 9:04am

Contours and crags are freely available from the OS Opendata program.


By geoffmozz on 30/10/18 at 12:37pm (last edited 07/11/18 at 12:20pm)

Beth,

I had no idea that much detail was now available as OpenData. That's great but I can't find it :-(
Do you know how to find it? Any help gratefully received.

I had a look at the OS OpenData page https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/openda ... ducts.html I could see OS Terrain 50 which I'm assuming is lower resolution than the contours on WayMaps (?) and no sign of crag info at all.

I wonder how Open the data is. eg Could OpenStreetMap-based maps use it to improve the contours for the UK I wonder? At the moment the best contours I'm aware of that are truly Open are those provided by NASA. https://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/srtm/index.html


By beth on 30/10/18 at 12:48pm

It's all there on the OS OpenData downloads page:

OS Terrain 50 lets you visualise simple landscapes in 3D and bring your geographic analysis to life. It's available as a 50m gridded digital terrain model, and 10m contours and spot heights.

Crags are in VectorMap District shapefiles.


By geoffmozz on 30/10/18 at 1:32pm

Thanks Beth I assumed that the 50 in Terrain 50 was resolution in metres. There is much finer detail than that in the WayMap contours. OpenTopoMap contours which use the NASA data (30m resolution) are nothing like as detailed. Interesting. https://opentopomap.org/#map=16/54.49843/-3.27938

Thanks for the crag info too. I'm no mapper but I am interested and have a copy of QGIS which allows me to look at this stuff.

If WayMaps were significantly cheaper to buy than OS maps then I think they should be popular, as they look close to OS mapping for usability. I'll watch with interest :-)



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