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New to Ordnance Survey and need location data during Covid-19?

Learn how you can access free location data and resources through a range of licences and channels, during the Covid-19 crisis.

Who is this page for?

This page is for developers and anyone who is not part of the public sector or already an Ordnance Survey (OS) Partner, who needs geospatial data and support for a Covid-19 initiative.

Download open data (free)

The first and quickest route to getting location data is to consider the numerous (OS) OpenData options:

  • OS Open Zoomstack – shows national to street-level detail, and you can easily overlap your data on this map.
  • OS Open Greenspace – contains the location and extents of spaces such as local parks, outdoor spaces and sports facilities.
  • OS Open Names – for greater detail at a street-level or postcode-level, and a comprehensive dataset of place names, road numbers and postcodes for Great Britain.
  • Code-Point Open – provides a precise geographic location for each postcode in the UK.

OS products are available in a range of formats including easy-to-use geopackage, from raster to vector. Download OS OpenData.

Collaborate with an OS Partner

An alternative to developing a solution yourself, is to work with an OS Partner already providing OS data in a range of solutions and software. OS Partners can offer free data under specific terms for Covid-19 initiatives, including Esri UK and Europa Technologies Ltd.

Find out more about our Partners.

Free education resources during Covid-19

If you’re a student or education provider, you can access data from Edina for free.
Discover the education resources available.