Gig Photo Features On New OS Map For Scilly

OS Map Scilly 2015The Ordnance Survey has chosen an image of a Tresco and Bryher Club gig for the cover of their new map of the islands.

The mapping agency recently launched a nationwide competition for photographs to add interest to the cover of their newly updated 1:25,000 scale Explorer map range.

Evelyn Barnard from Maidenhead submitted a picture of the gig Alfie Jenkins, which was built by Peter Martin and launched in 2010.

Rob Andrews of Ordnance Survey says they wanted the local images for over 600 area maps.

The new OS map for Scilly should go on sale in the middle of this month and it will also be available as an app to download.

Rob says that while sales of paper maps are still increasing, more people like the convenience of being able to access the maps on a smart phone or mobile tablet device.