Useful directory of online maps for the UK

While I was looking for the format of links to the OS GetAMap service for my last post I came across this useful list of online maps for the UK, which it seems has been lifted straight from Wikipedia - why they didn't just link to the Wikipedia page I have no idea. I particularly liked the content of the Magic website, which as Wikipedia says "is a web-based interactive map intended to bring together information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place", although the presentation is a bit clunky when compared to something as slick as Google maps, although Google in turn suffers from not being based on the OS mapping, so it's pretty useless outside of urban areas.

And by the way, if you do want to link to somewhere on the OS's GetAMap service, the format of the URL is
http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=
with the normal OS grid reference appended onto it, e.g. http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=TQ302795

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Re: Useful directory of online maps for the UK

The reason for the site lifting the Wikipedia page is so that they can earn revenue from the Google Adsense program. I used to love wandering Bleaklow with Fred Heardman in the late sixties. He had made little stashes of Iron Age flints etc which he hid in the outcrops. A remarkable guy.