A COMPARISON OF MAPSERVE WITH PROMAP AND OTHER MAPPING SERVICES

We've taken the leg work out of comparing MapServe with Promap, Centremaps and other mapping sites that cater for the professional user, such as architects and surveyors amongst many others. Although not an exhaustive list, we chose the leading sites and looked at a number of points to compare them on, particularly those that are important to the professional user. Note that the comparison was correct as of 1st Feb '21 but for up-to-date information, please visit the sites directly. 

MAPSERVE PROMAP CENTREMAPS GETMAPPING UKMAPCENTRE EMAPSITE UKPLANNINGMAPS
Free MasterMap Previews yes no no no no yes only with trade account
Starting Price for OS Mastermap (pay as you go) +VAT £14.44 £17.50 £14.30 £12.00 £23.55 £15.99 £16.00
Starting Price for OS Mastermap (pro account) +VAT £13.72 £15.99 £14.30 N/A N/A N/A Trade account
Yearly Price of Professional Account +VAT £99 £395 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Instant Chat Help during Business Hours yes no yes no no no no
Formats Offered DWG, DXF, GIS, PDF, PNG, GML DWG, DXF, PDF, JPG, PNG, DGN, GZ DXF, DWG, PDF, TIFF, GML JPEG, ECW, DGN, DWG, GML, ESRI shape DFX, DWG, GIS, JPEG, TIFF,  PDF DWG, SHP, GML, TAB, DXF, GDB, KML, TIFF, GIS, PDF DWG, DXF, MS WORD, PDF,JPG

Payment Options

pay as you go (debit/credit)/ invoice for a 'pro' account

pay as you go (debit/credit)/ invoice for a 'pro' account

pay as you go (debit/credit)/ invoice for more than 50 p/m

pay as you go/ phone payments on orders over 150

pay as you go (visa/mastercard/ maestro)

pay as you go (debit/credit/ bacs via application)

pay as you go    (debit/credit) invoice for trade account

Save Area Feature yes yes no no no N/A no
Layers on DWG Format 20 (standard version)/ 67 (pro version) 121 10 18 14 60 11
Contours (depending on the area) 1m 5m 2m, 5m depending on site (1m-50m) 0.5m, 1m, 2m 2m yes
Building Heights yes yes no yes no yes no
National Tree Map yes no no yes no no no
Freehold information yes yes no no no yes no
Listed Buildings yes yes no no no no no
Refund Policy yes yes yes yes only at fault of website no contact website
Historical Maps/Data yes yes yes yes (through imagery) no yes no
Aerial Imagery yes yes yes yes yes yes no