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Ordnance Survey Leisure Maps Summary Lists

Version 7.8
5 December 2014
Click here for summary listClick here for summary listThe one-inch New Popular and Seventh Series Maps.
The renowned red-covered maps of the post-war period familiar to the more mature map user are listed here. The New Popular Edition Map of Great Britain was first published between 1945-7 in 114 sheets (England and Wales only), later replaced by the Seventh Series map of Great Britain between 1952-62 in 190 sheets. It was superseded by the adoption of a metric scale map by the OS, and the publication of the 1:50 000 (later the Landranger) map from 1974.
A map still popular for study by men (and women) of a certain age who remember steam with their trains and distances in miles and yards.
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Click here for summary listClick here for summary listThe 1:50 000 (Landranger) Map.
Adoption of the metric system by the Ordnance Survey in the 1960s resulted in the need for a new product to replace the much-loved one-inch map. After trialing a number of specifications, it was decided to adopt the 1:50 000 as the new scale and a new Magenta cover. The first 102 sheets were published in 1974 covering Britain south of the Hull - Preston line. All but three of these sheets were produced in a First Series. A complete listing of Landranger Active editions may be found here.
Click here for summary listClick here for summary list1:50 000 and 1:25 000 Maps of Ireland
The Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland began publishing sheets of what later became the Discoverer Series in 1978, shortly after the appearance of the 1:50 000 map in Great Britain. The Ordnance Survey of Ireland followed suit with the first of their Discovery sheets in 1988. Coverage of Ireland by the two series was completed in 1999.
Click here for Pathfinder Map summary list Click here for Outdoor Leisure Map summary list1:25 000 Second (Pathfinder) Series and Outdoor Leisure Map
Under construction.
[There were over 1,300 sheets in the Pathfinder series, so this is a long term project.]
Click here for summary list Click here for summary list (new Explorer Map cover)The 1:25 000 Explorer Map.
This map is the latest incarnation of "2½-inch" map first introduced in 1946. The first experimental sheets were printed in 1994 and the series was soon chosen to replace the well known Pathfinder maps. Coverage of Great Britain was completed in March 2003. A new digital series is in production.
Click here for summary list Post-War Tourist and Touring Maps.
An initial list of Post-War Tourist Maps and the modern Touring Map series. Sheet compilation historically derived from One-inch and 1:50 000 sources.
Click here for summary listPost-War Road Maps and Atlases.
A checklist of 1:625 000 ("Ten-mile") and 1:250 000 ("Quarter-inch") roads maps, along with motoring atlases of the 1980s to 2000s.
Click here A copy of the "Ten-mile to the inch" Road Map of Great Britain published 1932. Showing Ministry of Transport Road Numbers and Classification.
Click here for summary list An Inch to the Mile. The Godfrey Edition [England and Wales]
Alan Godfrey Maps are publishing facsimile editions of one-inch map edition maps published in the late 19th and early 20th century. The sheets are exceptionally good quality reproduction at a staggeringly small price. New ones are published every month.
Click here Landranger Map Cover Designs.
Is a project whose aim is to list, stepwise, all Landranger Map cover changes since its birth in 1974. I began a first draft some six years ago. Bill Henwood (see below) is my wing-man/proof reader, and we hope to produce something fit for publication one day. In the meantime, do have a browse and let me know of any errors, omissions or other foolhardinessess found.
Click here Landranger Bar Reprints.
A definitive list of Landranger Map Bar Reprints compiled by Bill Henwood (CCS member 357). Updated September 2014.
Bill is my wing-man/proof reader.
PLEASE NOTE I have the occasional enquiry through these pages about whether I buy and sell maps. I'm not a map dealer but here to compile and revise lists of Ordnance Survey small scale maps. If you are looking for a trader, I recommend you start with the Charles Close Society list of map dealers here.
ALSO OF INTEREST
  1. Please visit The Charles Close Society site.
  2. A comprehensive cartobibliographical guide is include for your enjoyment.
  3. Searching for maps to purchase? Try David Archer Maps - OS maps from mid-Wales.
  4. Ordnance Survey Ireland maps and aerial photographs are now online. Find them here.
  5. Cassini Publishing creates unique editions of historical maps. Well worth a look.
  6. Ed Fielden's explanation of Ordnance Survey print codes, edition markings, cover styles and other map info.
  7. Institut Géographique National (IGN). How the French do it.
  8. New Popular Maps. All the New Popular maps scanned and held on one site. Very addictive!
  9. The British Library information on Ordnance Survey maps.
  10. GeoHack. global and local mapping and other resources. (You can click 'Do it' to enter - decimals are UTM co-ordinates.)
  11. Mapperz the mapping news blog.
  12. Fonant Ordnance Survey map browser.
  13. Frank Jacobs' Strange Maps.
  14. Ordnancemaps the friendly and knowledgeable discussion group devoted to OS topics.
Fielden Maps Co-ordinate Converter
A web-based tool for conversions between projected co-ordinate systems commonly in use in Great Britain and Ireland.
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Outline Version History
  1. Landranger list created May 2002, and other map series added to page over time..
  2. Page renamed Leisure Maps summary lists in May 2006.
  3. Information provided by download only from Ordnance Survey (here) from April 2010.
  4. Some format changes October 2011.
  5. Further improvements June 2013.
  6. More minor improvements September 2014.
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