Media Licence

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We encourage the use of OS maps in the media – TV, films, print and online. All we ask is that you take out our free Media Licence. Here's a quick overview:

TV and film use

  • The licence has no expiry date and covers repeats, internet on-demand services, resale and distribution of the programme or film.

Print use

  • The licence runs from its start date to the end of the current calendar year.
  • You can publish the same static image on your website as you use in print.
  • You can use up to 1,000cm2 of maps in a single issue (a single extract can be up to 625cm2).

Register online for a Media Licence

Who uses our maps in the media?

Our maps feature regularly on screen in TV and film across news, dramas and documentaries. The use of mapping to support programmes, stories and films has grown over recent years. Here's a flavour of how mapping has been used in crime and detective dramas.

Newspapers, magazine and news websites can also take advantage of the free media licence to support stories and features with OS maps.