OS API Alpha & Beta support

OS API alpha/beta trials

Welcome to the support page for our alpha and beta APIs. Here you will find the licence for usage together with technical information and known issues.

Terms and conditions: OS API alpha/beta licence

 

Data APIs

OS Routes API

The Routes API lets you perform on-road and off-road routing with multiple transport options. It allows turn-by-turn A –> B navigation across Great Britain for vehicular and non-vehicular methods of transport. Currently this includes navigation for cars (roads), cycling and, within National Parks, walking.

End Point URLs:

https://api.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/routing_api/route

https://api.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/nonvehicle_routing_api/route

Technical Specification

 

OS WFS API

The OS WFS API is an OGC-compliant WFS that lets you query a selection of Ordnance Survey vector data sources. The inclusion of Building Heights Attributes and Terrain 50, enables users to harness the potential of 3D data from Ordnance Survey.

End Point URLs: https://api2.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapping_wfs_api/v1/ows?

Technical Specification: coming soon 

 

 

Mapping APIs

OS Maps API

The production service for the OS Maps API is now available. Sign up today.

OS Property Data API 

The beta Property Data API answers your questions about commercial and residential property. It combines high-quality data from OS and authoritative third parties. You can use it, for example, to create a tool which values properties based on their dimensions, rateable value, flood risk and distance from schools.

The matrix below shows the end points and geographical coverage offered by each resource in the API (any limitations are set out in the licence for all customers).

API

 

End points

 

Beta coverage

 

Commercial rateable value

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/valuations/commercial

 

England and Wales

 

Property dimensions

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/dimensions

 

GB

 

Flood risk

 

beta/properties/:uprn/risks/flood?

 

GB

 

Nearest watercourse

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/watercourses/nearest?fq=classification:waterway

 

GB

 

 Premium Flood Risk  /alpha/properties/:uprn/risks/premium/floodA   GB

 

Listed Buildings

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/listed-buildings/radius?fq=classification:listed-building

 

GB

 

Places of education

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/places-of-education/radius?fq=classification:education-places

 

GB

 

Administrative Boundaries

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/boundaries/admin

 

GB

 

 Industrial Sites  /alpha/properties/:uprn/industrial-sites/radius? GB

 

Nearest transport hub

 

/beta/properties/:uprn/transport-hubs/nearest?

 

GB

 

Coal or brine reporting area 1

 

/alpha/properties/:uprn/risks/mining

 

GB

 

Sites of Special Scientific Interest   /beta/properties/:uprn/sssi GB

 

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty  /beta/properties/:uprn/aonb GB

 

Special Areas of Conservation  /beta/properties/:uprn/conservation GB

 

National Parks  /beta/properties/:uprn/nationalParks GB

 

Nature Reserves   /beta/properties/{uprn}/nature-reserves GB

 

World Heritage Sites  /beta/properties/:uprn/world-heritage-sites GB

 

 

The Property Data API lets you identify property-related information using a number of different resources. For example, find the nearest railway station or find the value of a property of interest. Currently, the API includes information on nearest railway, commercial valuation, building size & dimensions, flood risk, price paid, nearest waterway, listed buildings and Boundary.

Base Point URL:

https://api2.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/insights

End Point URLs: please refer to technical specification document.

Technical Specification

To provide any feedback, please contact us via businessenquiries@os.uk or through your OS account manager.

Known issues

OS Routing API

Long journeys can result in a long response time

OS Property Data API

N/A

OS WFS API

No guarantees of currency for the data products