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The last and stunning architectural element to Ordnance Survey's world class head office, opened in 2010, is being created right now and it’s a unique statement in the world of art and design for Great Britain’s map-makers.

As part of a project with DCLG, OS has created datasets of current ceremonial and historic county boundaries. Download them through the OS OpenData portal.

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