The weekend of March 16-18, 2007, saw the
launch of a UK first for Chartech International Ltd. The inventive
outdoor mapping specialist, whose clients include the world famous
explorer David Hempleman Adams, launched the UK’s first plastic 100%
recyclable Ordnance Survey OS Select™ Explorer® and Landranger® maps on
the Ordnance Survey stand (OU 170) at The Outdoor Show, NEC Birmingham.

Based at Hope in the
Peak District National Park, Chartech was the first UK Company to add
value to Ordnance Survey maps successfully by introducing a range of
laminated versions almost twenty years ago, culminating in the brand

Once again Chartech announces another
UK first with its next generation of maps, the Aqua3® Evolution series.

This evolution in map technology has been
achieved by using lightweight but tough polypropylene plastic paper,
resulting in the Aqua3® Evolution OS Select™ Maps – “So clear you can
see where the cows have been” remarked one visitor upon inspection of
the print quality.

Aqua3® Evolution OS Select™
Maps were specially designed to meet demanding requirements that
regular paper maps just cannot meet; these are the ultimate maps for
the serious outdoor enthusiast.

• 100%
• Awesome Durability
• Incredibly
Compact, Lightweight & flexible
• Available folded,
flat or framed
• 100% recyclable

The Aqua3® website at enables
users to order maps exactly to their own specifications, using Ordnance
Survey data. They simply enter a postcode, place name, grid reference
or x/y coordinates to choose the exact centre point and edges of their
own Aqua3® Evolution OS Select™ Map.

“With the
release of the Aqua3® Evolution series, Chartech has once again taken
outdoor mapping to another level, and unlike everything else these
days, it doesn’t require batteries!” says Mike Thompson, managing
director of Chartech International Ltd.