Win a Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way Adventure Atlas

We have recently released an A-Z Adventure Atlas of the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way. The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors. Together, the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars Way form a 93 mile (150 km) National Trail across west Norfolk …

England Coast Path Map Reading Skills

Developing map reading skills when out walking

No one is born with map reading skills, it is something that is learnt and built-on with use. Of course, there is a big difference in the level of ability required when comparing a low-level walk in good weather along waymarked paths and high-level navigation across difficult terrain in poor weather. However, what is common to both is making sure …

10 things you need to see on the Kent section of the England Coast Path

If our previous blog, Footpaths, Beaches, White cliffs and Viking Ships – a day on the Kent coastline exploring the England Coast Path has inspired you to walk this section of the England Coast Path (and why wouldn’t it!), here are 10 of our favourite things you need to see along the way: Camber to Folkestone Adventure Map: Dungeness Old Lighthouse …

New A-Z National Trail maps

A-Z Maps has been chosen as the official mapping partner to produce maps for the National Trails of England and Wales. There are 16 long distance paths that have been designated as official National Trails, covering some of the most stunning parts of the country. The official National Trail maps will be produced using the iconic OS 1:25,000 mapping data, …

Winter Walking Tips

Put down the remote, force yourself out of that comfy chair and resist the urge to finish off that Christmas biscuits selection box, this is the perfect time of year to stretch those legs and head out on a winter walk. Yes, walking this time of year may seem a little counter intuitive and the thought of a hot chocolate …

National Map Reading Week – Frank’s South Downs Way Adventure…

It’s National Map Reading Week! Ordnance Survey have been publishing some amazing, informative guides to help refresh the populations map reading skills this week. My previous blog explained about my non-existent experiences with paper maps and development of my own map reading skills. So, I now had to demonstrate my new found map reading skills and prove that I could now navigate …

National Map Reading Week (17th October – 23rd October)

So, you must of heard about #NationalMapReadingWeek that has been launched by Ordnance Survey! To celebrate #NationalMapReadingWeek next week, I’ve been working on a series of blog posts about my own personal experiences with reading and using paper maps (or not as the case maybe…) As the youngest and newest member of staff at A-Z, I realised I didn’t know as much as I thought …

Michelin Green Guides

If you are going away this summer, don’t forget your Michelin Green guide! Michelin Green guides are the perfect touring guides to help you explore the regions of France, Europe and beyond! We currently have a range discounted Michelin Green Guides, browse the full range here. “Stroll down the Seine, stopping to browse through the Bouquinistes’ stalls of old books, join a …

A-Z Map data incorporated into the advanced operational system MOSAIC

Geographers’ A-Z Map Company is thrilled to be demonstrating the application of our Street data in the cutting edge of innovation within Mission Support Systems – MOSAIC (Mission Optimised, Situational Awareness, Information & Collaboration) by Airbox Systems at the Emergency Services Show 2016 at the NEC. MOSAIC is built upon a highly efficient mapping engine that stores encrypted, optimised maps and charts on the …