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National Map Reading Week is Coming

Are you fanatic about maps, location and data? if this sounds like you, why not get involved in National Map Reading Week to be entered into a competition to win an Action Camera.

For the first time ever the Ordnance Survey, are holding a National Map Reading Week, from the 17-23 October to help you stay safe when you #getoutside.

To coincide with National Map Reading Week, we are inviting our Geo Geek outdoorsy map loving community to create a map using Azimap and share it on social media, using the #getoutside hashtag to be entered into a competition to win an Action Camera.

Why take part?

We want you to stay safe when exploring the great outdoors. But with the increase emergency rescue service call outs, we feel National Map Reading Week is the perfect opportunity for our Geo Geek outdoorsy community to map the mountains, forest parks, trails and rivers which they like to explore.

Whilst we still encourage you take a paper map and compass on your adventures, we realise the importance digital maps has when planning an adventure. Which is why we are encouraging you to take part by creating your #getoutside adventure map and sharing it with us on social media.

How to Win

To take part in our completion to win an Action Camera all you have to do is -

  • Sign up to a 30 Day Free Trail of Azimap Professional
  • Create a layer by importing your spatial data (csv, csv Spatial, TAB, ShapeFile or KML are all suitable formats)
  • Configure your map using Azimap’s advanced editing and drawing features, ensuring you create your map with an OSM baselayer
  • Share your map with us on social media not forgetting to mention @AzimapSoft and including the #getoutside hashtag. For maximum impact include a picture of your map in your post!

To help you get started, explore the range of quality assured regularly updated open data which is free to download from the following sources –

The winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday 04th November.

Good luck and remember your map will be used to keep our Geo Geek outdoorsy community safe when they get the opportunity to #getoutside.

If you have any queries or need help creating your map please email pr@azimap.com

Nicola Hyndman

Nicola Hyndman - Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Nicola is passionate about customer service, communication, digital marketing and market research. She strives to keep our community engaged and informed of all developments within our team and application.