The latest technology from OS Maps is stunning. It’s called Aerial 3D and it renders high-density satellite imagery onto OS surveyed land maps, to provide fabulous 3D imagery of walking routes.
The angle and rotation can be varied; it even has an auto-rotate option to allow you to sit back and watch the world go around. Brilliant fun, but actually a superb resource potentially, for use in understanding a route and how it interacts with the landscape.
This image is of my recent Long Man of Wilmington walk. To really appreciate what this technology is doing: click on the image and, after it opens in a new page, click on it again, to view it full-size.
If you look carefully, you should be able to find the Long Man of Wilmington, nestling in the hills…
Did you find the Long Man?