WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF OS MAPS?

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OS MasterMap

The largest, most detailed and updated database in the United Kingdom that records every fixed feature in Great Britain greater than a few metres in a single continuous digital map. it is constantly reviewed and updated by the Ordnance Survey on a regular basis. 

What are the Different Types of OS Maps?

Contains: Buildings, roads, tracks, walkways, railroads, rivers, lakes, ponds, constructions, land parcels and much more

Coverage: the UK (Great Britain is available on our website)

Update: every 6 weeks

Format: PDF, PNG, DWG, DXF, GML

Read more about OS Mastermap here.

OS Overview Map

OS Overview Map (or VectorMap Local has a variety of rich, detailed mapping characteristics and elements that enhance context data and in-depth analysis, compared to other similar data sources. The vector frormat of the map includes prebuilt colour selections. VectorMap Local is automatically created from the OS Large Scale Topographic database (used for OSMM Topo), enhancing credibility and reliability to provide accurate and dependable real-world geospatial data. It is a backdrop map to OS Mastermap which provides less detail but it is great for larger areas.

What are the Different Types of OS Maps?

Contains:  roads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban extents, buildings, fences and water information.

Coverage: Great Britain

Update: Every quarter (January, April, July, October)

Format: DWG, DXF

OS Leisure Map

The Leisure Map is based on the well-known OS Explorer map series. Contours, landscape detail, rights of way, field borders, walkways, and tourism information are all included. It is only available as raster.

What are the Different Types of OS Maps?

Contains: car parks, contour lines, campsites, paths, tourist information and much more

Coverage: Great Britain

Update: Quarterly

Format: PNG

OS Outdoor Map

A basic large-area map that depicts land use and transportation networks. It is only available in raster. 

What are the Different Types of OS Maps?

Contains: water, greenspaces, roads, blocks, major street names, tube stations

Coverage: Great Britain

Update: Quarterly

Format: PNG

OS Road Map

Highlights transportation routes such as highways, trains, and airports. It includes both local and major roads. Private roads and shorter cul-de-sacs are the only ones not depicted. It is only available in raster. 

What are the Different Types of OS Maps?

Contains: Motorways, A-roads, B-roads, road names, primary route information, motorways

Coverage: Great Britan

Update: Twice a year (April, November)

Format: PNG