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Try sample data in your geographic information system now

We distribute free sample data under the terms of our Discover Data Licence to give an indication of what the data will be like.

You may be interested in this licence if you are a private individual, new customer, social entrepreneur, or represent a social group or start up company.

Discover Data Licence

Our products covered by the Discover Data Licence terms and conditions can be used for your internal evaluation and testing purposes only. You cannot develop or demonstrate the data. It is free of charge and can be used as long as you adhere to the terms in the link below.

By downloading any of the following datasets you agree to be bound by the Discover Data Licence terms and conditions.

If you would like more information, to ask us for a quote or to find product order forms, the product names below will take you to the relevant product page.

All sample data covers the same area in Exeter, for ease of comparison.

If you have any comments or queries on the sample data please contact us.


OS MasterMap

OS MasterMap® is a continually updated database containing a variety of information in four different product layers. This type of data must be used with additional software that can read, translate and present GML files.

By downloading any of the following datasets you agree to be bound by the Discover Data Licence terms and conditions.

OS MasterMap Topography Layer

See product information for OS MasterMap Topography Layer

OS MasterMap Address Layer 2

See product information for OS MasterMap Address Layer 2

OS MasterMap Imagery Layer

See product information for OS MasterMap Imagery Layer

OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network™ (ITN) Layer

See product information for OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network™ (ITN) Layer

OS MasterMap ITN Urban Paths Theme

See product information for OS MasterMap ITN Urban Paths Theme

OS MasterMap Sites Layer

See product information for OS MasterMap Sites Layer

Free software and evaluation services are available from our partners to get you started.

  • Snowflake Software - OS MasterMap viewer.
    Snowflake is an Ordnance Survey partner, providing free software for viewing OS MasterMap Layers.
  • Lutra Consulting- OS MasterMap Topography Layer loader.
    Lutra Consulting is an Ordnance Survey Developer Partner, providing free and open source software for working with OS MasterMap Topography Layer.

OS AddressBase™

AddressBase

AddressBase Plus

AddressBase Premium

See product information for AddressBase products


OS Terrain® 5

Contours ESH:

Contours GML:

Grid:

See product information for OS Terrain® 5


Vector data

This type of data must be used with additional software that can read and present all the information connected to the map data such as address, date of change, boundary type, height and many other features and attributes.

By downloading any of the following datasets you agree to be bound by the ‘Discover’ Data Licence terms and conditions .

OS VectorMap® Local

See product information for OS VectorMap®

Free software and evaluation services for OS VectorMap Local are available from our partners to get you started.

  • Dotted Eyes®
    Providing tiled and custom services for translating OS VectorMap Local GML data to MapInfo Professional or Esri ArcGIS.
  • Sigma Seven
    Providing free GeoField Evaluation Edition software, to view, manipulate and explore working with OS VectorMap Local.
  • Europa Technologies
    Providing web map tile rendering services for OS VectorMap Local. The service converts GML data into a pre-rendered set of map tiles, ready for deployment on the web or desktop GIS.
  • Snowflake Software
    Providing a generic tool for loading and styling OS VectorMap Local GML data to Oracle (Spatial or Locator) database, SQL Server 2008 or PostGIS.

ADDRESS-POINT®

See product information for ADDRESS-POINT®

Code-Point®

See product information for Code-Point®

Code-Point with Polygons

See product information for Code-Point with Polygons

Points of Interest

See product information for Points of Interest


Raster data

Raster data is a static image giving a clear geographical representation of an area. These can be used in desktop publishing packages.

By downloading any of the following datasets, you agree to be bound by the ‘Discover’ Data Licence terms and conditions.

1:25 000 Scale Raster

See product information for 1:25 000 Scale Raster

1:50 000 Scale Raster

See product information for 1:50 000 Scale Raster

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