OS Explorer Active Map 179 Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud is part of the Ordnance Survey Explorer Active range and is produced as an encapsulated product that is tough, durable and weatherproof. The Active Maps are covered in a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on, so your favourite routes can be easily highlighted (using washable ink). The range of OS Explorer Active Maps span all of the UK and is the most detailed solution that Ordnance Survey provides for outdoor lovers such as walkers, cyclists or horse riders. The scale of 1:25k makes these maps ideal to view boundaries, local amenities, and landmarks and also to plot routes. As of September 2015 Explorer Active maps now come with a free digital download of the map purchased which can be used to view or plot your route on a mobile or tablet device.
OS Explorer maps now come with a free digital version that can be downloaded and used on either you mobile or tablet device. To redeem your digital map simply scratch of the panel found on the inside cover to reveal your redemption code. Visit OS.uk/redeem, sign-in / register, enter your 16 digit code in the boxes provided, and finally click 'Redeem'.
Now all you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions and install the new OS Maps app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. You will need a phone or tablet running Android or Apple iOS to be able to do this. For more detailed information on how to redeem your OS map mobile download please refer to this helpful article on our blog.
Your digital OS maps are stored locally so you can use them regardless of whether you have mobile signal or not. can be viewed online or offline. Routes can be plotted and stored and you can record a walk or bike ride to later share with friends or family.
In order to take advantage of your free digital OS map download you will require the following technology:
If the security panel has already been scratched off or if you have problems downloading your digital map then please call the OS Customer Service Centre on 0345 605 0505 and they will be happy to assist you.
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