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Map data for business & government
We work with a wide range of business and government organisations, providing high quality, accurate data to support their decision making. Digital map data helps these organisations visualise data with a geographic context; see examples on our case study finder.
The essential tool for getting the best of the great outdoors. Free online access to OS Explorer Maps and OS Landranger Maps; plan, share and print your own routes; find points of interest or view more than 150,000 routes from other users.
Create your own personalised map
In just a few minutes you can create your very own unique map, centred anywhere in Great Britain, and add your photo and titles to the front cover. Perfect for exploring around your local area, remembering your favourite adventure, or as a unique gift for a friend or loved one.
Great Britain's national mapping agency
We see the detail, so you see the bigger picture.
Help & support
Our help and support pages ensure our commercial and government customers unlock the full potential from their mapping agreement membership and the use of our data.
Notice: telephone number changes
Following Ofcom recommendations on simplifying call charges to consumers, we are switching all help desks from 0845 numbers to 0345 prefixes.
From the blog Ordnance Survey blog
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Outdoors news, reviews and promotions
Visit our blog and browse great articles helping you get the most of your outdoor activities. With constantly updated in-depth product reviews, how-to guides, as well as regular offers and competitions there’s a lot to explore.
Planning application maps
If you require mapping for a planning application or to register land, we work with a number of partners who provide online mapping services. Alternatively, you can purchase mapping through one of our partners with a walk-in outlet on the high street – find your nearest.
Each month we offer you a stunning new image from across Great Britain to brighten up your desktop PC, laptop or mobile. These pictures are supplied by our website visitors and provide a scenic background to your desktop or mobile device.
If you like our wallpaper images, please consider sharing a link to them via Facebook or Twitter, so that others can also enjoy them.
Entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, innovators – make the most from our innovative offerings including our latest GeoVation challenge and our OS OpenData products that help you put your ideas on the map.
Access the resources you need and be inspired by the success stories of previous GeoVation challenge participant stories.
Frequently asked questions More help & support
- I am having problems going between Map shop and using OS getamap - can you help?
- Where can I buy a map for a planning application or to register some land?
- Why does my map not show the same level of detail as on the ground?
- Why do postcode searches and satnavs return the wrong location for an address?
- How do I renew (or obtain) a paper map copying licence?