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Philips started producing a range of Street Maps, covering whole counties at a time, in the mid 1990s. The main aim seems to have been to try and beat market leader A-Z at their own game, by using the latest OS data and covering every town and village, not just the major urban areas. Of course, A-Z fought back, but with Philips now covering all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and most of Scotland they are still one step ahead in many peoples eyes.

The first books were published in black & white, but soon colour was introduced. The Maps within the books are produced at three different scales, depending on the density of the roads. Most books have a base scale of either 2.5/2.66 miles to the inch (Blue pages) or 1/1.33 miles to the inch (Green pages). Urban areas are then shown in Blue pages, with dense street patterns in city centres shown on Red pages at approx 5 inches to the mile. In the larger format books these scales are all bigger. Scales indicated below are for Blue pages in the smallest format.

Over the years, the books have been produced in thinner formats than the full county books, covering specific urban areas. Some of these are still available, others long since out of print. Additionally, 3 counties were originally split in two, namely Essex (East/west), Hampshire (North/south) and Kent (East/west). All three have since been published in a single volume, although the split books have also been reprinted in recent years.

Year From Year To Map Name Scale Notes
1994 Present East Sussex from
1994 Present Nottighamshire from Also titled Notts
1995 Present Bristol & Avon from 1:25344 renamed Bristol & Bath after 'death' of Avon
1995 Present Cardiff, Swansea and the Valleys from formerly entitled Cardiff, Swansea and Glamorgan
1995 Present Edinburgh & East Central Scotland from Covers Lothians, South Fife, Stirling & Falkirk
1995 Present Glasgow & West Central Scotland from Covers Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire, Stirling, North Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Coast towns
1997 Present Lancashire from 1:23810 includes Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool & part of Sefton
1998 Northwich, Winsford, Middlewich from
1998 Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn from
1998 Stafford, Stone, Uttoxeter from
1998 Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley from
1998 Peak District Towns from
2001 Present Gloucestershire and Bristol from 1:25344 includes South Gloucestershire & Bristol; formerly entitled Gloucestershire
2002 Present Dorset from 1:25344
2002 Present Somerset from 1:25344 includes Bath & NE / North Somerset
2002 Present Wiltshire & Swindon from1:25344
2003 Present Cornwall and Plymouth from 1:25344 Scilly Isles shown at 5.66 miles to the inch; formerly entitled Cornwall
2003 Present Devon and Plymouth from 1:25344 formerly entitled Devon
2003 Present Herefordshire Monmouthshire from 1:23810 Does not include all of historic Monmouthshire
2003 Present Norfolk from 1:25344
2003 Present Suffolk from 1:23810
2004 Present Aberdeenshire from 1:23810 Does not cover rural west of county
2004 Present Cumbria from
2004 Present Fife & Tayside from 1:23810 Does not cover NW Perthshire / NW Angus
2004 Present Inverness & Moray from 1:23810 The 'urban' belt around the Moray Firth and some outlying areas.
2006 Present Dumfries & Galloway from 1:23810
Present Lanarkshire from
Present Ayrshire from includes full coverage of Arran
Present Scottish Borders from
Present Northumberland from
Present Newcastle Tyne and Wear from Also titled Tyne and Wear
Present Newcastle and Gateshead from
Present Sunderland from
Present County Durham and Teeside from
Present North Yorkshire from
Present York from
Present East Yorkshire, Northern Lincolnshire from Also titled East Riding, Northern Lincs
Present Hull from
Present South Yorks from
Present Sheffield and Rotherham from
Present West Yorkshire from Also titled West Yorks
Present Bradford from
Present Huddersfield from
Present Lancashire from
Present Greater Manchester from
Present Liverpool and Merseyside from
Present Birkenhead and Wirral from
Present Cheshire from
Present Derbyshire from
Present Derby from
Present Lincolnshire from
Present Lincoln from
Present Norwich from
Present Shropshire and Telford from formerly Shropshire
Present Staffordshire from Also titled Staffs
Present Stoke on Trent from
Present Birmingham and West Midlands from
Present Wolverhampton from
Present Coventry from
Present Leicestershire and Rutland from
Present Leicester and Loughborough from
Present Northamptonshire from
Present Northampton from
Present Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from
Present Essex from Replaced North Essex and South Essex
Present Hertfordfshire from Also titled Herts
Present Bedfordshire and Luton from
Present Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes from Also titled Bucks
Present Oxfordshire from
Present Warwickshire and Coventry from
Present Worcestershire from
Present Plymouth from
Present Bournemouth from
Present Hampshire from replaced North Hampshire and South Hampshire; includes Bournemouth and Poole
Present Southampton from
Present Isle of Wight from
Present Berkshire from
Present Surrey from
Present West Sussex from
Present Kent from replaced West Kent and East Kent
Present Maidstone from
Present London from
Present Carmarthneshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea from
Present Swansea from
Present Powys from
Present Ceredigion, South Gwynedd from
Present Anglesey Conwy Gwynedd from
Present Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham from
Present Armagh and Down from Also entitled Co Armagh, Co Down
Present Belfast from
Present Co Tyrone, Co Fermanagh from
Present Antrim and Londonderry from

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