|Version 6.9 ||Updated 21 March 2013|
|The 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.
|1:50 000 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.
|1:25 000 Second (Pathfinder) Series and Outdoor Leisure Map
[There were over 1,300 sheets in the Pathfinder series, so this is a long term project.]
|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.
|A copy of the "Ten-mile to the inch" Road Map of Great Britain published 1932. Showing Ministry of Transport Road Numbers and Classification.|
| 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.
| 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.
|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.|
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|Outline Version History|
1. Landranger list hosted with AoL from May 2002.
2. Host moved to www.addr.com from October 2002.
3. Pages renamed Small Scales Summary List in December 2002.
4. Pages renamed Leisure Maps summary lists in May 2006.
5. Information provided by download only from Ordnance Survey (here) from April 2010.
6. Current edition. Some format changes in October 2011.
|Parent site here.||Leslie V Watson 2013|