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OS VectorMap District support

OS VectorMap District is a backdrop map which can be displayed at scales of 1:15 000 to 1:30 000. It is available in both raster and vector formats.

Getting started

OS VectorMap District is a free mapping dataset designed for providing contextual mapping output on paper, PCs, hand-held devices or the internet.

Getting started guide (PDF)

This getting started guide covers both variants of the OS VectorMap District product. It is available as a raster and vector product offering.

Product guide (PDF)

The product guide gives guidelines and advice on how a customer might derive the maximum benefit from OS VectorMap District.

Simple guide (PDF)

This is a simple user guide for those with no previous knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS).

Simple guide (raster map) (PDF)

This is a simple user guide for the raster map aimed at those with no previous knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS).

VectorMap District FAQs

OS VectorMap District has been improved to offer enhanced functionality as well as offering greater consistency with other OS products, including OS Open Map – Local.

Technical specification (PDF)

The OS VectorMap District technical specification contains detailed technical information and data format specification.

Full colour legend (PDF)

A full-style colour legend for OS VectorMap District.

Backdrop-style legend (PDF)

A backdrop-style legend for OS VectorMap District.

XML schema (XML)

XML schema for OS VectorMap District.

Specifications

Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatsESRI Shapefile and GML 3.2 Simple Features (vector); GeoTIFF with LZW compression (raster – backdrop colour and full-colour options available)
Shape tile size100km x 100km
GML tile size20km x 20km
GeoTIFF tile size10km x 10km
AttributesThematic layers, including settlements, named places, roads, woodland and administrative boundaries (vector); pre-defined output (raster)
Scale1:15 000 to 1:30 000
Update frequencyTwice a year, in May and November
SupplyOnline download or DVD
CoverageGreat Britain
Map of Hackney using OS VectorMap District

OS VectorMap District

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