Top Tips #28 - OS Locate App
OS Locate has been around for a while but, as we still find many people aren’t aware of it, we felt it worth featuring as our 28th Peak Mountaineering Top Tip. Why? Because it is a free, simple and very efficient app that offers great functionality for all mountain adventures.
OS Locate can be easily downloadable from the Ordnance Survey website here. Once downloaded, it offers a compass facility, altitude calculation and gives a 6 figure grid reference. There is also additional features that give key navigation information.
As the app uses a phones GPS function, it doesn’t rely on network connectivity. This means it will work anywhere in the UK and is a fantastic resource to use in conjunction with an OS map and compass.
One other feature we love about the app is that it offers a ‘Share My Location’ feature which allows users to send a message with coordinates to anyone they choose (providing the sender has a network connection).
To summarise, OS Locate is is simple to operate, extremely efficient and will work anywhere your phone can access satellites - It is a perfect mountain companion that everyone should source.
Posted by Paul
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