Ordnance Survey has no regulatory responsibilities.
Services for public authorities, industry, other organisations and members of the public
Ordnance Survey provides public authorities, commerce and industry, other organisations and the general public with a wide range of digital and paper mapping, other geographic information, specialist data collection, surveying and related services as appropriate and required.
Leaflets, booklets and newsletters
You may download the following publications from our website:
- Map reading made easy peasy (aimed at beginners and younger map enthusiasts)
- How to use the National Grid
To find out more about the history of Ordnance Survey, we publish two books which you may view from our website:
A History of the Ordnance Survey edited by WA Seymour and
Ordnance Survey: Map makers to Britain since 1791 by Tim Owen and Elaine Pilbeam
Advice and guidance
For further assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department.
To view our latest news releases, visit our media centre.