OS Tracks Map Version 2

Eight months ago we brought you a Ordnance Survey map of the local mountain biking tracks, I’ve now finished work on Version 2.

[Track Map Screenshot]

New features include:

  • Larger map view – The map will stretch as big as your screen goes. (Press F11 to have your browser view it full screen.)
  • Routes!!! – Not many so far, but new ones aren’t to hard to add.
  • ‘Services’ locations – Places that useful to MTBer visiting the area.
  • Track Menu – Click to go straight to a Track.
  • Other view links – As well a link to 1:25K OS map there is now a Google Map Satellite link.
  • Location URL shortcuts – You can link directly to a Track, Route or Grid Reference.
  • Improved IE compatibility (kind of) – The Track lines show properly, but the bottom menu doesn’t fully work, sorry.

How to use URL Shortcuts
Slightly geeky but still not too hard. The easiest is a for a grid reference, just add “?g-” then the grid reference on the end of the URL. e.g. To go to Win Hill add “?g-SK187851” (without the quotes).
For tracks add “?t-” and the track name in lower case with dashes instead of spaces.

We’d like to add more descent Routes, so let us know if you’ve got any good ones you’d like to share. If you’ve got any suggestions for improvement or new features leave a comment below. Future improvements should hopefully be; full compatibility for IE, search box for Grid Refs (maybe places & postcodes too) and easier to use URL shortcuts.


  1. King_Jeff said,

    Wrote on July 26, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

    In other site related news we updated our version of WordPress, the platform we use to run the site, which lead to problems with the image gallery and I had to redo all our customisations for that. In the process I’ve added a small improvement, you can now see EXIF info for the pictures (by moving your mouse over the thumbnails), which is photography details about the pictures such as shutter speed and aperture.

  2. Jack R said,

    Wrote on July 26, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

    Hi guys,
    sorry, this isnt related to the os maps at all, although they are very impressive i must say Jeff
    I was just wondering if there was anything i would need to take spares wise to Morzine, as i am going in less than a week and I dont want to end up having to fork out lots of money in morzine.Please reply soon.

  3. James Irwin said,

    Wrote on July 27, 2009 @ 9:21 pm


    In terms of spares take as much as you can. I would at least try and take.
    Spare pads, at least 2 spare sets. Any rotors you might have spare as it is very easy to bend them when they heat up. Avoid throwing water on your brakes between runs as all this will do is bend your rotors very quickly. Well worth having a spare Mech hanger as it isn’t very easy to get one when you are out there. Spare Rear Mech as they cost loads out there. Also worth taking any spare bolts and nuts you might have lying around as you never know when they might come in handy. Tyres, what condition are your current ones in as they cost a small fortune out there so might be worth buying some just in case. Also bottom brackets take a beating so well worth having a spare one of them aswell.

    In my experience the best bike shop out there is called Dert, Located on the main street.

    The General rule is if you aren’t flying then take any spare bits you have. At the worst you will bring them back with you and put them on your bike long term.

  4. King_Jeff said,

    Wrote on July 28, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    I’ve got the bottom menu bar working for IE 7 now so you’ll be able to use the pop-up menus now if you’re in IE. The page is a bit longer in IE, but that’s just tough.

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