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?
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).
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?
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.
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?