Dorset Explorer is a navigation application created by Dorset Council. This tool allows users to view modern and historic maps of Dorset, including aerial photography, administrative boundaries, and materials from the late 1800s.
This app is intended for travelers or researchers who are studying the history or geography of Dorset. In addition, Dorset Explorer can be useful for planning activities such as hiking or cycling. It is possible to apply various layers to the map, which display, for example, administrative boundaries, addresses, postal codes, water reservoirs, mineral resources, reserves, protected areas, historical sites, school districts, and so on.
Users can choose which map series they wish to view, including options such as OS Six-inch, OS 25-inch, or OS One-inch. It is possible to search for a specific location by typing a placename in the menu.
Moreover, you may zoom in or out of the map by double-clicking on the area you want to view or using the slider on the left side of the screen. There is aerial photography of Dorset, which can be useful for identifying landmarks.
DorsetExplorer has a range of features that make it a valuable tool for exploring Dorset. Users can view the rights of way, including footpaths, bridleways, and byways. It is possible to explore highways such as A-roads, B-roads, and motorways.
- it is possible to explore Dorset;
- there are various maps including historical ones;
- you can search for specific locations, just like in MAPS ME;
- the app is free to download and use;
- compatible with current Android versions.