I'm very sad. For long asphalt routes (brevet examples), the Google planner was much better than the OSM. Now we will have to rule with our hands numerous attempts to "improve" the route, especially in cities.Perhaps it would be worth thinking about dividing the project into 2 parts. Those who want new features would go to a new project, and those who need Google would stay on the old
This is no good. when I noticed the missing toggle for street view, i some how knew Google is the culprit. They are crazy for money. I ma discontinue my Premium account here
@ ENDURA SOON - you can right-click on the map in edit mode and select Google Street View from the bottom of the Map Inspector window - I think this is an improvement as you straight to the Google map
Thank you for the upgrade, I appreciate it, now getting more than used to using the map inspector, and enjoying OS Maps. Now that you have some new arrangement with OS, is it possible to use OS coordinates now for finding, plotting etc. rather than the polar coordinates please?
This is extremely disappointing, I can no longer see the advantage of using the premium service.
I've only just discovered that we now have OS maps. This is excellent news as OS maps are my 1st choice of maps. I no longer need to download a route and use another app to check my route on OS maps. Also just for the record I do not miss Google maps at all as I never used them.
I’m very disappointed with the loss of google maps. On a small tablet, (iPad mini) the simplicity of google maps makes it very much clearer to use. I use the tablet when touring. RWGPS and Map my Ride both continue to offer google maps and I will have to consider if moving makes sense. I do think plot a route has the best mapping tools etc but. A minor loss of flexibility may be the price I pay for being able to access google maps. I haven’t gone.....yet, but my renewal is no longer a foregone conclusion. Sad.
Losing the Street View split screen is very upsetting. The Map Inspector Street View link isn't the same as being able to see Street View as you plot. I used it for checking pavements/road conditions when trail runs require me to navigate the occasional country road.
The Street View Split Screen was the sole reason I paid for a premium membership, so I'll have to reassess when my next renewal comes round.
Very sad to notice the sudden lack of Google Street maps, as well as street view split screen, please reconsider this choice
Colin - Thanks for the suggestion about adding support for searching map locations using OS grid references, we'll look into that.
What's the reason for this bad map-change? Money? I'ld be ready to pay even more for the old version with Google Maps and Streetview.
Hi Wilfried - no, it's not a financial issue. Please see our post on this thread from 17 February for more explanation.
I too would pay more to have access to Google Maps.
I too would pay more to have Google Maps back - it is why I and my motorcycle group subscribe. This is a fundamental mistake.
Unless there has been a very recent change to street views via Map Inspector, i'm ok getting street views with that. in the old days i had to find a business which was posted on google maps. Had to work my way to where i wanted a street view and sometimes there wasn't a street view. i didn't have split screen before and it suddenly appeared somehow which is nice. in the past i had to go out of google maps to my plotaroute map and vice verse. Wasn't an easy thing. i haven't noticed a difference between the street views via Map Inspector and the old way. Sometimes the views are very old and sometimes no street views but i don't blame google or plotaroute for that.
This is extremely dissapointing. I use the street view extensively. It's the main reason I've paid for premium. Without that, sadly, I'm not sure I can justify paying.
In your email of 17th Feb you stated:
Its very unlikely Google Maps would withdraw its contract overnight without due warning. Its very likely a notice period of perhaps a month or more would be given. In which case Premium Users would revert to the mapping arrangements Plot a Route have now imposed on us with little or no warning. Street map is OK but lacks the simplistic pin point clarity of Google Maps. Despite the extra cost I suspect I will bite the bullet and move to RWGPS or Map my Ride. I would happilly pay an extra fee to have google maps as a bolt on extra on Plot a Route as I still think it has the best route plotting and editing facilities.
You can still check Google Street View using the Map Inspector Heather - right-click on a road on the map.
Also, if you open up Street View using the Map Inspector, then hit the Expand square in the bottom left of the open window, it will give you all the streets available with street view, and you can move the orange man around anyway! Which I think is close to what we used previously? But you can't keep everyone happy all the time, and some folk are just too stuck in the mud to move on. A reasonable choice, either that or the risk losing all service for premium members, as discussed by admin. The site provides a lot of inovative updates, and OS Maps was one that was a very popular feature request.
A quick glance at the profiles of the moaners, shows very little sharing or engagement in the "community" spirit of this site, no sharing routes etc. Feel free to share my walks, and thank you all those that share. Those that don't want to participate wouold probably be better off joining one of the other sites mentioned, I suspect you'll feel safer there, really. Colin
Great to have OS Maps, much better than Google maps
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