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OS Street View

OS Street View® is as a contextual street level map data product. Its primary uses to support applications that need the answers to the ‘where can I find’ question.


  • Mid. scale - regional

Data use

  • Backdrop maps

Data format

  • Raster

It has been specifically designed to provide a context for street level applications. The cartographic styling of this product emphasises features such as road carriageways, road names and their Department of Transport road number. Street names are cartographically placed to provide a clear picture of the landscape for any location.

Major public buildings are highlighted and annotated in a product that is easy to use. The resolution and content make it an ideal map data backdrop on which to display thematic and statistical data at local area resolution.

An editable colour palette has been included in the product design to provide users with a mechanism to be able to customise the colours on the map so that it provides the best support to your information.

Suggested uses

  • Displaying map information on the web
  • Smart phone applications

Find out more about OS Street View below:

See also

Case studies

With two-thirds of London 2012 events taking place within its boundaries, the London Borough of Newham wanted to develop an incident management system and Extranet that would provide the intelligence needed to underpin activities during the Olympic Games.

Located in the north-east corner of Scotland, NHS Grampian serves a mixed urban and rural population of 526,000 people. It provides pharmaceutical services across a wide geographic area, whilst addressing the needs of a population living in remote, rural areas as well as urban areas.

Need more information

If you want more details, there are a few options for you. You can contact us directly and talk to one of our Sales Advisers, or you can visit our comprehensive product support area that has lots of useful information and details about our products.

Contact us today

For technical support, visit our OS Street view support page or visit our OpenData support page.

How to use our data

We provide the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data in Great Britain.

Our data will need to be integrated in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to allow you to view, edit, overlay and manage different data formats and sources.

Our products, depending on their formats, will require different software. Some also require translation tools so please check with the system providers for the products you are interested in.

Have a look at our partner pages to learn more about solutions and services offered by our licensed partners.

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If you would like to start using this product straight away, please make use of the following options to get the most from OS OpenData:

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