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Old 03-12-2016, 08:41 AM
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Default OS maps U.K.

Not strictly a DBA matter, but one that might be a nuisance to DBA players who use maps, going to DBA competitions and elsewhere.

I bought a new Landranger 1:50,000 map to go to WMMS at Wolverhampton,
the style has changed a bit, but the BIG problem is that quite a few "A" and "B" roads are not numbered, so you might not be able to say "take the third exit onto the A34" as you do not know the road number.

So if you buy maps be aware, check before you buy, I shall be using my old map.

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I often use google maps for satalite photos to access locations I'm traveling to. I screen shot a close-up of problematic areas where roads could prove difficult.
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I often use google maps for satalite photos to access locations I'm traveling to. I screen shot a close-up of problematic areas where roads could prove difficult.
I do the same, marking if crossroads are against etc., had an interesting one the other day where the map was clearly the oldest, the satellite being more up to date, but even that was wrong.

I know the OS maps are never going to be 100% accurate, and in fact I still use a 1958 with major roads updated in 1962 map of the Birmingham area.
But road numbers you might not notice missing until too late, and potentially you might have a problem.

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I do the same, marking if crossroads are against etc., had an interesting one the other day where the map was clearly the oldest, the satellite being more up to date, but even that was wrong.

I know the OS maps are never going to be 100% accurate, and in fact I still use a 1958 with major roads updated in 1962 map of the Birmingham area.
But road numbers you might not notice missing until too late, and potentially you might have a problem.

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If your looking for a specific property which is post coded try zoopla as their maps are usually accurate and updated regularly.I work for Parcelforce and use them most of the time to find properties, especially when I'm out in the sticks.
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If your looking for a specific property which is post coded try zoopla as their maps are usually accurate and updated regularly.I work for Parcelforce and use them most of the time to find properties, especially when I'm out in the sticks.
Yes, Zoopla is great.

Most of the time I just need for directions, and checking Roman roads, occasionally railways and canals.

The old first edition OS can be useful for ECW etc.

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Yes, Zoopla is great.

Most of the time I just need for directions, and checking Roman roads, occasionally railways and canals.

The old first edition OS can be useful for ECW etc.

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I agree, thats how I found Marston Moor.
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Update to this post.

Went to Penarth recently, my internet was down, but Scott had an AA route and address.

The address gave us the correct route, the AA route would have taken us to a back entrance with foot access only (as far as I could see).

I still find problems with these maps at "B" road and lower level, but can make do on the whole, but they can be a pain.

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