Walking in the Countryside.

Memory Map Northumberland Software

Memory-Map V5 Northumberland OS 1:25,000

Ordnance Survey Map Software for Walkers

We use map software to plan all our walks on our computer and have done for a number of years. It has totally replaced paper maps for our route planning, although we always carry a paper map with us (usually a printed out from our chosen area).

The advantages of using map software on a computer are numerous:

  • Ease of viewing.
  • Zoom in to chosen areas for more detail.
  • Ease of calculating distances.
  • Ease of plotting routes.
  • View sunrise / sunset times and other info for any location on any day of the year (great for photographers).
  • Printing an A4 size map of only the chosen area to carry while walking (in addition to an OS map or handheld GPS) makes reading much easier.
  • Adding routes to GPS for use with a handheld GPS unit


Fugawi Northumberland Map Software

Fugawi Northumberland 1:25000 4 (PC)

Map Software Products

We use Fugawi Map Software with Ordnance Survey maps although Memory Map is a popular alternative.

Some of the reasons we use Fugawi Map Software:

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Ease of set-up on computer.
  • Ease of use.
  • Very high quality reproduction of Ordnance Survey Maps.
  • Smaller scale maps also useful for car route planning.
  • Plot points for sunrise, sunset.
  • Easy to print selected areas.

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