The basic Mapyx Quo software is downloadable direct from the firm’s website at no charge. Once you have this installed on your PC, you just pay for the mapping that you need as and when you need it. £1.10 gets you a 40x40km square of 1:50,000 mapping, with prices increasing for 1:25,000 or larger areas. A free 1:1,000,000 map is included with the software. As with some other computer-based software, there’s currently no dedicated Mac version available; but on a PC you can plot and organise routes to view in 3D, print out or download to a Lowrance Endura GPS device. You can even add multi-media information in the form of photos and videos to your routes. If you need more than a low price and a good range of features to convince you, Mapyx is the official digital mapping partner of Mountain Rescue England & Wales, and the Search & Rescue Dog Association of England, Wales, South Wales and the Lakes.
Price from £1.10
Computer mapping PC only
GPS receiver mapping yes
Smartphone mapping no
This Mapyx Quo mapping software is best value online.
Review by Ben Weeks
First published in Trail magazine September 2012