Systematic Maps - OS Routing

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Ordnance Survey - Routing

(1) Gazetteer Search to View Map

This option allows you to produce a route and then export or import the points. The points can be saved as a GPX file which can then be imported to other programmes such as Google Earth. Conversion to KML etc. is available at GPSies.

Click 'Route On / Off' to start and stop creating a track.

Click on the map to assemble a track as a series of points. Click 'Remove Last' if you make a mistake. 'Remove Route' will clear the map.


(2) Map with Route Marked in Blue


(3) Save GPX Track



Press 'Save GPX Track' and the points are parsed into GPX at the bottom of the page. Select the code and press Control C to copy. Open Notepad and use Control V to paste into a new file. Save the text file as a gpx file. This file can then be used in other applications and converted if necessary at GPSies.


(4) Import GPX

Press 'Import New Track/ImportGPX' to search and import a gpx track file directly or press 'Import Track' as below.

Copy and paste the contents of a GPX file into the box at the bottom of the sheet. Press 'Import Track Below' to import the track back into the map as in the example below.


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Routing & Exporting

Click 'Route On/Off' to start planning a route
Click 'Remove Last' if you make any mistakes
When you have finished click 'Save GPX Track' to save the track to the GPX box at the bottom
Press 'Save GPX or select all the text
Save the file with a GPX file extension


Open the GPX file in Notepad
Select all and copy all the text
Click 'Clear GPX' and press 'Control P' to paste the code into the box
Press 'Import GPX' to import the track onto the map
The track appears in pink