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Outline maps

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.

TIF format (1273 Kb) A3

TIF format (819 Kb) A4

PDF raster format (1261 Kb) A3

PDF raster format (832 Kb) A4

UK Coastline

This map is an outline of the United Kingdom, county boundaries can be added.

TIF format (637 Kb) A3

TIF format (402 Kb) A4

PDF raster format (419 Kb) A3

PDF raster format (378 Kb) A4

UK Overview map

The map shows the United Kingdom with country and capitals labelled.

TIF format (9702 Kb) A3

TIF format (1864 Kb) A4

PDF raster format (3130 Kb) A3

PDF raster format (1670 Kb) A4

Europe

This map shows the coastlines, country names and borders of Europe.

TIF format (674 Kb) A3

TIF format (420 Kb) A4

PDF raster format (407 Kb) A3

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.

Please note:

  • You may not reproduce our logo in any form without our permission
  • If you need to extend this licence for other uses not defined here, please check the copyright information

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