Outline maps of the Great Britain, United Kingdom and Europe.
Ordnance Survey is now providing a selection of free, downloadable, basic small-scale maps of the GB, UK and Europe for you to use for your own purpose. All the maps are available at A3 or A4 and in TIFF or, PDF formats. The PDF versions have layers that can be removed, please view the read me document for more information.
Please click on your preferred format to initiate the download (depending on your type of connection to the Internet, this may take several minutes). You are allowed to download and edit these images for whatever purpose, provided the Ordnance Survey copyright acknowledgement remains on the image.
GB Coastline and administrative boundaries
The Coastline and administrative area map shows all administrative areas of Great Britain (including the London boroughs) as at 2013.
This map is an outline of the United Kingdom, county boundaries can be added.
UK Overview map
The map shows the Unitised Kingdom with country and capitals labels.
PDF raster format (1670 Kb) A4
UK Historic County boundary mapping
This county boundary map contains OLD information. It shows the historical boundaries circa 1970.
PDF raster format (507 Kb) A4
This map shows the coastlines, country names and borders of Europe.
PDF raster format (394 Kb) A4
If you like what you see but require more detail, Ordnance Survey produce a range of large format, full colour OS Wall maps that may be of interest. The free GB coastline and administrative areas map is derived from the United Kingdom Administrative wall map, a wall map ideal for business or educational use.
You must not use the images for financial gain. All hard copies and electronically published material produced from Ordnance Survey data must carry the acknowledgement:
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2013.
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