22–23 Mar 2025 240 days to go! #GetOutside

Explore the Outdoors with OS Maps

OS Maps are encouraging all visitor to the National Outdoor Expo to learn how to Explore the Outdoors with 1-2-1 advice and small workshops on their stand at the front of the show. We asked them what visitors can expect…
1. What can visitors expect to find at your stand at the show?
Here at OS our mission is to get more people outside more often. Come and explore our award-winning digital mapping with augmented reality, stunning 3D terrain and fly-through features, plus access to over 1 million ready-made routes. The outdoors is for everyone and we want to help you discover the best that Great Britain has to offer.
2. Will you have any product launches or exclusive products available at the show?
We’ve been working hard to make the outdoors accessible to everyone and our new mobile apps do just that. Couple that with our extended range of trek towels, guide books, outdoor games and personalised products, we’re here to make your experience outside enjoyable, accessible and safe.
3. Where is your favourite place to enjoy the great outdoors?
As the National Mapping Agency for Great Britain, how can you expect us to choose?! But we do have a soft spot for the New Forest National Park which is on the doorstep of our headquarters. Varied terrain suitable for walkers, runner or cyclists, plus an abundance of wildlife makes it the perfect place to spend the day outside.
4. What is your one piece of advice for newcomers?
Start small. Taking that first step to be active outside is the most important. Choose something you enjoy doing and share the experience with family or friends. And of course, don’t forget your map – it will open up a whole world of new places to explore from your doorstep.
5. Who do you love to follow on social for outdoor inspiration?
An easy one for us! Our incredible team of GetOutside Champions who blow us away on a daily basis with their passion for sharing their everyday adventures.
“We are really excited and honoured to be partnering with the first National Outdoor Expo. Ordnance Survey introduced leisure mapping over one hundred years ago and ever since it has been the outdoor companion and guide to take you on adventures. We are so fortunate that our island provides us with such a beautiful landscape, so for many of us, half the fun of using a map is in the planning stage. Last year was undoubtedly an unusual and challenging time for many, but what it did do, was remind us all why the outdoors is so valuable.  It is so good for the body and mind, and perhaps now more than ever we need that healing and joy that it brings.” Nick Giles, OS Leisure Managing Director