Publication data
First publishedMay 1993
Last revised reprint pub.March 1999
Sheet data
Number of sheets9
Sheet size270km × 220km (1:250 000)
Technical data
Geodetic datumOS GB 1936
EllipsoidAiry 1830
Projection typeTransverse Mercator
Projection origin49°N 2°W
Unit of measurementInternational metre
Meridional scale factor0.9996012717
Map gridOS GB National Grid
Map scale1:625 000 / 1:250 000

1993-1999: A hybrid

The Travelmaster series, launched in May 1993, was a hybrid series, replacing the Routemaster series and the Routeplanner map by combining the two series into one.

All the mapping in the Travelmaster series was created from digital data - a first for a national Ordnance Survey series.

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Figure 1
Travelmaster Sheet 1
Edition A (1993)
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Figure 2
Travelmaster Sheet 9
Edition A (May 1993)

Travelmaster sheet 1 was at 1:625 000 scale, covering the whole of Great Britain on a double-sided sheet. (Figure 1). Travelmaster sheets 2-9 were at 1:250 000 scale, covering Great Britain in 8 single-sided sheets. (Figure 2)

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Figure 3
Travelmaster Sheet 1
Edition B (Mar 1997)
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Figure 4
Travelmaster Sheet 7
Edition B (Mar 1997)

A set of new editions of all sheets, published in March 1997, were issued in a light blue variant of the 1996 ‘house style’ design. (Figures 3, 4)

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Figure 5
Travelmaster Sheet 1
Edition C (Mar 1999)
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Figure 6
Travelmaster Sheet 9
Edition C (Mar 1999)

Another set of new editions of the Travelmaster sheets were published in March 1999. These were the last updated Travelmaster sheets to be published. (Figures 5, 6)

In 2001 the Travelmaster series was discontinued and two new series made from its component parts - the 1:625 000 Routeplanner map and a new ‘Road Map’ series at 1:250 000 scale.

Page last updated: 14 April 2012