Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

Digital mapping for Éire

14th May 2007

While mainland Britain is well supplied with digital mapping, it seems that Éire is not as well endowed. Nevertheless, Ordnance Survey Ireland does offer a product that it calls Trailmaster for selected parts of the country with each DVD in the four strong series costing €99.00 on sale from its online store (the U.K.’s Ordnance Survey offers them for £75 each). While coverage is not exhaustive, the lion’s share of country is covered by the East, South, West and Shannon DVD’s. The mapping uses the 1:50000 scale that is also available in paper form as the Discovery series. Given the small size of my collection of Irish maps, the digital option does look to be a tempting one.

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