South Downs Way
The South Downs Way Map for Android is now available. It provides a map of the South Downs Way trail in 50 sections.
- Each section is 2 miles long.
- No network access is required (to avoid network coverage problems/data roaming charges).
- When location information is available the first map displayed will be the section closest to your current location.
- Some elevation information is included, in particular the elevation at the start and end of each map section is indicated.
The South Downs Way Map is intended for use in conjunction with a good book on the South Downs Way. The app allows the walker to pause, grab their phone and quickly ascertain their location along the trail and the up-coming terrain/features/points of interest and guage the remaining distance to their destination for the day.
The first screen displayed is the Map Key, this gives the usage instructions and the key for the non-OS map features. Tapping this screen will cause the map section closest to the device's current location to be displayed, the user can then use swipe gestures to navigate East and West along the South Downs Way trail.