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    Default Mapless=lost

    I'm relatively new to this, and using c:geo on my android phone, and, today, I spotted a problem.
    as I don't have OS maps either on paper or my phone I don't have access to maps showing public footpaths etc.., not that I'm sure i could read on OS map anyway. Today I found myself "following the arrow" towards a cache to discover no public right or way to it from where I was (google map showed a road but it was a private farm track, locus vector map showed no road at all), leading us to doubleback downhill maybe a mile to find another way (or, as happened, to drop that cache from our wishlist and go for the next). I guess there's a sensible way to organise a trip without needing maps of the country?
    thanks

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    If you use Firefox web browser than add this greasemonkey script - it allows you to see the OS map on the cache page.

    If none of the above makes sense, have a read of this page on Follow-the-Arrow. There are links to other greasemonkey scripts on there as well.
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    You don't really need firefox+greasemonkey+script.
    The "Streetmap.co.uk" link under the "Online maps" section of the cache page shows you 1:50000 or 1:25000 (if you zoom in) OS maps, these show the footpaths etc, and if you need to you could always print a screenshot & take it with you.

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    Visit the Android app store and install Locus Free and Locuss add on map tweek.
    Once you have run the tweek program you will be able to select the Bing OS mapping 'as long as you have a signal'

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    lots of options there, thank you

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