Get a UK Map
You can find a map for anywhere in the UK excluding Northern Ireland. Simply enter a Post Code, name or partial name in the search box, e.g York or Yor. Up to 100 results will be shown for place names. Please note that the OS Gazetteer service contains towns, farms, forests and natural features, including antiquities. It does not contain street names. Most street names can actually be seen on the largest scale maps but are not searchable in the Gazetteer, sadly.
View UK GPX & KML files on OS Maps
View French GPX & KML files on IGN Maps
Same as the above except French IGN maps are used.
Make your own GPX & KML files from GPS track data
I found that getting valid, non-bloated GPX and KML files from my GPS tracklogs could be problematical, so I wrote a VBS script to convert raw GPS tracklog data to lean mean GPX and KML files. The script will produce valid GPX & KML files from all CSV type raw data files in the directory in which it is run. In other words, if you have a directory containing the files: walk.txt, bike ride.txt, another ride.txt, ... etc, and each file contains data in the format:
- lat,long OR
- lat,long,altitude OR
then the script will create a GPX & KML file for each file in the directory. I believe that most mapping software allows the exporting of raw track data to CSV, so if you are having similar problems in creating GPX or KML files, you could try my script. It can be configured for data separator, line width & colour, plus a few other odds & ends. It's freeware - use it or improve it as you will.
Anyone who wants to use the map code can do a 'View Source' on the map page to see the JS files which do the work. Please do use the code for your own stuff. If you improve it or add great features, drop me an email. You will need to register with the appropriate service provider to get your own free API code keys.