Ordnance Survey extends OS MapFinder app to Kindle market

Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that the popular OS MapFinder app is now available on the Kindle Fire HDX.

Nick Giles Managing Director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, said: “We are delighted to bring our hugely successful application, OS MapFinder to the Kindle market. OS MapFinder is free to download, from the Amazon App Store, and provides free overview mapping for the whole of Great Britain.”

A unique feature of the fast and easy to use app is the tile download facility, which provides users with the ultimate freedom to choose the maps they want. All maps are cached on the device, meaning they can be used even without a Wi-Fi or mobile signal, improving reliability and the experience of using the maps outdoors.

Once downloaded, OS MapFinder allows users to purchase and download more detailed map data for outdoor use. Ordnance Survey maintains Great Britain’s definitive digital mapping database and OS MapFinder brings all the detail and accuracy of the iconic and trusted Ordnance Survey paper maps to Kindle devices.

Users can search for locations by place name, postcode or even Ordnance Survey Grid reference and then seamlessly zoom through the various map scales to get a range of perspectives. Having selected their map scale of choice, OS MapFinder also allows users to record or draw their walking, cycling or running routes. Routes can be saved on the device to be reviewed or repeated at a later date and can even be personalised with photographs.

OS MapFinder is available on the new Kindle Fire HDX devices, plus the Kindle Fire HD running version 4.0 and above with a GPS chip.

Nick added: “OS MapFinder is a must-have mapping app for anyone who enjoys the Great British outdoors. If you are planning a holiday or day trip, then our world-leading mapping helps you to explore the area in added detail. We look forward to hearing customer feedback as we have with the iOS and Android versions to help us to further enhance the Kindle App in the future.”

OS MapFinder is free to download from the Travel category of the Amazon App Store – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ordnance-Survey-Leisure-LimitedMapFinder/dp/B00JKCLJ7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419263263

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Email: Robert.andrews@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

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We are delighted to bring our hugely successful application, OS MapFinder to the Kindle market. OS MapFinder is free to download, from the Amazon App Store, and provides free overview mapping for the whole of Great Britain
Nick Giles,Managing Director of Ordnance Survey Leisure