Printing maps

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  • Is there any good way to print reasonably detailed maps from RWGPS or Komoot?

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  • Was hoping to avoid that as the route I want to print is quite long. Maybe I’ll just suck it up and buy maps.

  • I find it hard to understand how it is possible to enjoy cycling without using printed maps, preferably Ordnance Survey 1:50,000.

    All the computer maps I've seen fail to give enough detail. Using an good map can show you not only where you are and how to get to somewhere else, but also where to find attractive places to ride.

    If cost is an issue, I recommend Cornells Bookshop in Tewksbury:

    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1CATAA­A_enGB626GB628&sxsrf=ALeKk03oNSa_MM0-HuO­QCKsNyLRgtzwHzg:1611252731890&ei=u8MJYOy­oCZHdgQaElIjoDw&q=map%20shop%20tewkes

    They have a large selection of second hand maps - I haven't checked but I'm pretty sure they will do mail order.

    Naturally, a brand new up to date map is best, but generally the roads we want to ride on haven't changed much.

    For me, a good map is a joy to use.

  • What are some of those details you would find on paper maps and not on OSM?

  • All the computer maps I've seen fail to give enough detail. Using an good map can show you not only where you are and how to get to somewhere else, but also where to find attractive places to ride.

    100% this. We usually drive with a printed map on holidays and it makes for a much more interesting journey.

  • I take it OSM means Open Street Mapping.

    I haven't attempted to use this until now so I'm no expert. However, I've just tried and I can't make it show contours, which I would have thought were pretty important for cycling.

  • I think he meant ordnance survey maps.

  • Yes I planned my first 100k arrow ride with a map, memorised the whole route and didn’t miss a turn. Now I have my ridewithgps route in maps.me when I like to have the route on a map.

  • I have an awful sense of direction and a poor visual memory, so it's either a computer or stop at nearly every intersection to check a map. My preferred option is just letting someone else do the navigation.

  • I meant open street maps. I'm not trying to be a wise-ass, just genuinely interested in the statement "I don't know how it is possible to enjoy cycling without paper maps."

    As for contours, you can find them on opencyclemap and opentopomap (with hillshading).

    I love building routes and couldn't do it without the opencyclemap detail combined with google streetview and heatmap. (All possible in RWGPS).

  • "I don't know it is possible to enjoy cycling without paper maps."

    I don't particularly agree with that statement (for me) either but I understand that for some people the map on the bar bag is a thing. I do like a paper map and all I wanted this for was planning a trip but having bought larger scale maps I realise that the size of anything with more detail is stupid so I'll rely on digital.

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