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    There must be a better alternative to Google Maps

    I really don't like Google Maps, firstly because half the screen is taken up by a useless box on the left, but mainly because the minor roads are so light and in many cases pretty much invisible!

    I doubt if OS maps are free, because they seem to want to wring every penny out of their maps. But I seem to recall there was once a Yahoo map facility.

    So does anyone knew of a clearer, preferably free, online UK map facility?

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    Streetmap - Maps and directions for the whole of Great Britain

    Until Majestic Maps come along that is.....

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      #3
      Originally posted by BrilloPad View Post
      Streetmap - Maps and directions for the whole of Great Britain

      Until Majestic Maps come along that is.....
      WOW - Great find. Thanks BP!
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        #4
        Google Maps just crashes my main PC unless I'm using Chrome. Bing maps seems a bit more stable and has the option of viewing OS maps if you prefer them, just click on the drop down in the top right and choose Ordnance Survey.

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          #5
          Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
          WOW - Great find. Thanks BP!
          I'm surprised you haven't heard of them.

          They are great for printing out bits of cities.
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            #6
            I'm pleased that Streetmap is still around. I used it way before Google existed and thought it was better at the time.

            I'll look to the mobile app and go back to using it.
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              #7
              Historic OS maps here:

              Ordnance Survey Maps - National Library of Scotland

              Side by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of Scotland

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                #8
                You're spoilt for choice

                Streetmap - Maps and directions for the whole of Great Britain
                MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map
                http://www.bing.com/maps
                OpenStreetMap
                OpenCycleMap.org - the OpenStreetMap Cycle Map

                But you do know you can collapse the side panel on google maps?

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                  #9
                  If you are looking for a sat nav app that doesn't use data when roaming then Navmii is quite good - used it in Europe and in the States last year. Just remember to download the maps first or that kind of defeats the object

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                    #10
                    Excellent - Very many thanks!

                    But you do know you can collapse the side panel on google maps?
                    Yes, I noticed that out after posting, which made me feel a bit of a twit for mentioning it!
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