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    plotaroute admin   Tuesday 27 Aug 2019 09:18:03

    The main barrier to us adding Ordnance Survey maps is unfortunately Ordnance Survey's strict rules regarding copyright.  They won't allow OS maps to be used within a Google Maps application due to concerns about Google's Terms of Use, which Ordnance Survey says do not sufficiently protect their intellectual property. It's hard to see a way to overcome this other than to stop using Google Maps.

    John

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    Stephen Bayliss   Monday 26 Aug 2019 18:09:31

    I'd also love to see this.  plotaroute is great eg for route planning in Spain, but in the UK OpenStreetMap isn't that great - doesn't show a lot of public footpaths (perhaps because people use OS maps instead).  I can see OS maps using Bing Maps (at no charge) - wonder if there is some route through a Bing Maps API?

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    Stuart Hall   Friday 11 Aug 2017 10:11:56

    Thanks John. 

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 11 Aug 2017 09:28:48

    We'd certainly like to add Ordnance Survey maps to the site at some point, but there is a very high fixed cost of using OS maps, so even if done as part of a premium membership we would need a lot of users to take it up for it to be financially viable.  We'll keep this under review though.

    Anyone interested in us adding OS maps to the site can vote for this on our Feature Requests list (number 22).

    John

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    Stuart Hall   Thursday 10 Aug 2017 08:49:03

    Would you consider adding OS map support as a premium-only feature, so at least you won't be running at a loss with it?

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    plotaroute admin   Sunday 26 Apr 2015 10:31:22

    Hi Phil - The Paths map uses open source data, so coverage is not 100% in all areas.  It isn't commercially viable for us to provide other maps, like Ordnance Survey, as part of a free service at present.  Hopefully as the site grows, this is something that we can look into.

    John

     

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    Philip Taylor Friday 24 Apr 2015 19:52:24

    Hi,

    plotaroute looks really good and is a joy to use compared with other sites. I notice that not all footpaths are shown in the 'Paths' option, it's mostly bridleways. Is it possible to introduce ALL footpaths or are there restictions imposed by licensing bodies?

    Phil Taylor 

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