It has been announced today (Thursday 14 April) that grough map is set to launch a new mapping system that will allow people who enjoy discovering the outdoors to find their way around more effectively, thanks to the new maps.

A map of the world drawn on a pair of hands

grough map, which will be ideal for anyone out exploring the countryside near our luxury camping UK sites will benefit from the use of crowdsourcing to make sure details on its digital maps are on the sharp end of updates, as well as being tailored to the increasing amounts of people joining the already large numbers of walkers, mountain bikers, trail running and other outdoor pursuits.

 

What’s more, the whole service is going to be free to use. The people behind grough map have stated that there will be no restrictions on the reuse of their maps, meaning you’ll have the freedom to tell your friends where you’ve been, and share grough map maps on social media channels too.

 

grough map uses an extensive combination of sources to produce its maps that are brimming with all the data you could possibly have in one place. grough map uses open data from Ordnance Survey, OpenStreetMap, 86 local authorities, the Environment Agency, Natural England, and Natural Resources Wales. Furthermore, the service includes LiDAR surveys that use lasers to scan the land.

 

The database will also show the 390,000 public rights-of-way, 15 million outlines of buildings and four million paths and roads available to walkers and cyclists. The maps have been made at a resolution of 200 dots per cm, which means they’re perfect if you wanted to print them out before setting off.

 

The aim of the new free service is to give cyclists, runners, walkers and other lovers of the outdoors the best maps they can possibly get their hands on. That way they can plan routes on days out, or change direction, should they wish, ultimately allowing people to fully enjoy the great outdoors here in the UK!

 

Users will be able to print out maps, or export them to smartphones and GPS units. These maps will then showcase the most relevant features for the user’s activity.

 

More information is on the grough map website and to stay up to date, go to: map.grough.co.uk

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