With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll be looking for the perfect presents for loved ones. Why not choose something completely unique, with an Ordnance Survey (OS) Custom Made map? The personalised gifts are available in many formats, with OS recently releasing even more styles, sizes and scales. “Now the customer has an even wider range of choice, whether they’re after a practical navigational aid or a special gift,” says Roger Gilson, Operations Director at Dennis Maps.

Designed by you

There are endless possibilities for designing your map! You can choose any location in Great Britain to centre your map on, like a favourite holiday spot, your home or where you got married. It could even be where you go with your pet dog for their favourite walk. If you pick a folded map, you can be extra creative and choose a title and picture for the cover. Upload a shot of a special memory or choose a picture from OS’s image library.

What will you choose?

Maps are available in the iconic OS Explorer and OS Landranger formats. The 1:25 000 OS Explorer maps are more detailed, making them perfect for shorter outdoor pursuits like hiking, running and climbing. Due to customer demand, OS has recently released an even larger scale 1:10 000 OS Explorer option too. These make a striking display piece. OS Landranger maps cover a large area but display less detail, so are ideal for longer adventures. They have a 1:50 000 scale.

If you pick a paper map, you can have it flat or folded. Folded is the ideal option for when you’re in the great outdoors, flat is perfect for planning exciting adventures from home. OS offers a traditional large folded map, plus a new small folded map (in A3). The A3 maps feature an introduction to map reading – perfect for a beginner. Then there are OS’s framed paper maps, a lovely keepsake. They’re available in a new small (A3 plus mount and frame) and medium (A2 plus mount and frame) size, plus a large format. You can also opt for a large canvas map, with the option to have this framed too. OS now offer additional frame styles and colours to go with your chosen map. Pick from an oak effect frame or a black one to match your décor.

Exceptional quality at affordable prices

All OS Custom Made maps are extremely good quality yet reasonably priced. Paper maps start from £6.99, framed and canvas maps from £79.99. The maps are printed at Dennis Maps’ Frome factory, using state-of-the-art equipment, so you can be confident they’ll last for many years to come. Flat and folded maps are both printed on the same high-quality materials that the OS map series is printed on. A company in Wiltshire uses specialist framing techniques to hand assemble the mounted and framed products.

Speedy delivery

All the maps are made to your exact requirements, but delivery is still speedy. We have a courier service that will deliver your map to your door within 48 hours of dispatch. We also offer a standard Royal Mail delivery option, that will deliver your map within 2-5 working days. Framed and canvas maps are both assembled locally and take a bit longer but will still arrive within 10-12 working days. Keep an eye on the OS website for cut off dates for Christmas delivery.

How to create your Custom Made map

You can make your map in a few easy steps on the OS website. Choose your map material, if you want it framed, map type (Explorer or Landranger), size and location. You can also choose a title and photo for your map if it’s folded. And you’re done! Now you can sit back and relax with one more present ticked off the list.

Dennis Maps is one of the leading map printers in the world, producing more than two million maps and charts every year. We offer comprehensive pre-press services, large format print solutions using both large format litho printing and large format digital print technologies, plus specialised map folding and map finishing techniques

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