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Question - Are maps useful for urban exploration and finding new places?

The Lone Ranger

Safety is paramount!
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I find them very useful and they don't run out of battery power like a twat nav :D

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
I have found new places using OS maps; but they have often been a bit too far gone to be honest
However, they are useful in finding tunnels & culverts if that's your bag (shrug)

Bertie Bollockbrains

The Spice Must Stop
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Bit of a traditionalist myself and still use old fashioned paper maps. Wouldn't even know how to turn on a sat nav myself.

OS maps do show places marked with words such as "shaft" or "derelict" which is useful and worth investigating. OS maps will reveal old unused railway and canal tunnels but really Google Streetview is the winner in this game and often identify the access points before you even leave home.

Oxygen Thief

Staff member
OS maps are good for finding culverts, as Wombat said. Haven't really found them of use for anything else.


Got Epic?
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Old OS maps can point you in the direction of where you may find old industry or similar. If its there 50+ years ago and its still there now check it out.

They also help when planning an explore. They show footpaths ad what not..

Its all free on Bing so use it! i do.

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