Aerial 3D service from Ordnance Survey gives its users new in-depth detailed routes using three-dimensional aerial photographs.
Ordnance Survey, founded in the 18th century is one of the wold’s most renowned map-maker. The mapping expert has unveiled a new tool that enables you to view Britain in 3D using aerial photography.
Ordnance Survey thinks it can complete with the US web giants by recreating the U.K’s most stunning sites in beautiful 3D detailed views.
Photographs are overlaid by Aerial 3D onto a topographical map. The map can then we zoomed and rotated, giving the user extraordinary views of your favourite routes.
Aerial 3D includes a whopping 900,000 walks, climbs and cycle routes, all which have been visualised in a project described as “aerial maps on steroids”. All of the routes have been uploaded by various walking and cycling publications and overlaid onto a beautifully rendered base map.
Aerial 3D is only available to Ordnance Survey subscribers, setting you back £19.99 ($16.00) every 12 months. This 12 month subscription gives you unlimited access to all the Premium features of OS Maps on web and mobile with Standard, Aerial, OS Explorer and OS Landranger Maps with unlimited printing.
If you’re not ready to commit and want to just test the water, you can check out the seven day trail offered to people to test the feature for free.
Nick Giles, Ordnance Survey Leisure Managing Director, said: “The project also aims to improve safety and stem the rising number of call-outs for mountain rescue teams.
“The 3D visualisation allows people to see what terrain they are going over.”
“The introduction of the Aerial 3D viewing tool is another major step in making the outside enjoyable, accessible and safe for all” he added.
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