of Ordnance Survey Dynamic maps on Happyhiker.co.uk
Regular visitors to my site will be aware
that I announced that I would be losing the Dynamic OS map facility in
Autumn 2021 because Ordnance Survey were retiring the Open Space (as it was
called) facility. The replacement (Open Data) system relied on coding
knowledge, of which I have none. Despite various email to and from Ordnance
Survey, the new system was incomprehensible to me. I had therefore resigned
myself to simply deleting all these pages, after Autumn 2021. The main walk
description pages are unaffected.
Galloping to the rescue came Geoff from the
website Backpacking in
Britain. To cut a long story short, Geoff who understands the coding has
been good enough to give of his time, to examine the way my website works
and after a few emails and trial and error has sorted things out for me. I
now have an HTML template of which I understand just enough to, in effect,
'fill in the blanks' and so maintain the facility. This is a template I
shall guard very carefully!
In fact, the new arrangements are an
improvement because you can now zoom in to 1:25000 scale OS maps. See my Baildon
Moor to Hawksworth walk as an example.
Realistically, as there are now 350 walks on
my site, I am unlikely to be able to switch them all over to the new system
before the old one is switched off but it will be my priority project. It is
quite time consuming in that amending the code for each walk has to be done
very carefully. Even a punctuation mark mistake means it will not work. Please
note, delay in switching over will not affect the function of the .gpx files
which will continue to be available via the .gpx links.
can tell which ones have been switched over as the start point is shown
I am extremely grateful to Geoff and if you
want to use these maps, you should be too! Please visit his site, Backpacking
in Britain. As the name suggests it is a mine of information for those
backpacking in the UK, with information about gear, tech, wild camping and
All information on this
site is given in good faith and no liability is accepted in respect of any
damage, loss or injury which might result from acting on it.