23 Jul 2007 slef   » (Master)

Has an easy-to-use UK map survived the "if it isn't broken yet, keep adding features" fad?

Recently, online mapping seems to be going through a period of "if it isn't broken yet, keep adding features until it is." I'm looking for a UK mapping web site which must include contour data (useful for bicycles), be usable without JavaScript and cookies (useful for mobile browsing) and be easy to write a search form for (useful for web links and bookmarklets); and should include aerial photos, postcode search and other countries.

I used to use Multimap but it recently started requiring JavaScript and ditched the OS maps which showed the contours.

Streetmap is still usable, but the visible copy of the beta site makes it look like they're about to make the same JavaScript-hungry mistake (emailed).

Google Maps works without JavaScript and cookies (despite its whinging on the front page) but doesn't have contour data. And it's Google, who I don't like for other reasons.

OpenStreetMap, Maporama, Mapblast and Ordnance Survey all seem to require JavaScript (OS despite their own accessibility policy - emailed). Map24 just seems broken in ways I've not debugged.

So, besides Streetmap for now, is there an easy-to-use UK web map with contours?

Syndicated 2007-07-23 12:42:00 from MJR slef-reflection Recent Changes

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