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    Access every Ordnance Survey map of Great Britain, download ready-made routes and create your own.

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    "We were able to drop the price of 80% of new quotes and for the remaining 20%, we were able to price more accurately."

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We work with a wide range of business and government organisations, providing high quality, accurate data to support their decision making. Digital map data helps these organisations visualise data with a geographic context; see examples on our case study finder.

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The essential tool for getting the best of the great outdoors. Free online access to OS Explorer Maps and OS Landranger Maps; plan, share and print your own routes; find points of interest or view more than 150,000 routes from other users.

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In just a few minutes you can create your very own unique map, centred anywhere in Great Britain, and add your photo and titles to the front cover. Perfect for exploring around your local area, remembering your favourite adventure, or as a unique gift for a friend or loved one.

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Our help and support pages ensure our commercial and government customers unlock the full potential from their mapping agreement membership and the use of our data.

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Notice: telephone number changes

Following Ofcom recommendations on simplifying call charges to consumers, we are switching all help desks from 0845 numbers to 0345 prefixes.

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Launching the GeoVation Housing Challenge

We’ve teamed up with Land Registry to launch the latest GeoVation Challenge ‘How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?’ We are offering £101,000 in funding to the best ventures that address the problems of long term housing issues that we’ve identified, using  our established Problem Pow Wow methodology, in four key themes:...…

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Visit our blog and browse great articles helping you get the most of your outdoor activities. With constantly updated in-depth product reviews, how-to guides, as well as regular offers and competitions there’s a lot to explore.

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If you require mapping for a planning application or to register land, we work with a number of partners who provide online mapping services. Alternatively, you can purchase mapping through one of our partners with a walk-in outlet on the high street – find your nearest.

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Each month we offer you a stunning new image from across Great Britain to brighten up your desktop PC, laptop or mobile. These pictures are supplied by our website visitors and provide a scenic background to your desktop or mobile device.

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Entrepreneurs, developers, community groups, innovators – make the most from our innovative offerings including our latest GeoVation challenge and our OS OpenData products that help you put your ideas on the map.

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