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OS Open Map – Local support

The most detailed street-level open data vector mapping product available, OS Open Map – Local is a great backdrop over which to display and analyse your data.

Released: April 2015 (in Beta)

Known issues

A number of Important Buildings have been identified as missing from the Beta product. Areas affected are the West Midlands, Hereford and Worcestershire, North Wales and the Wirral, Edinburgh and Fife.

To resolve the issue, please download the following file, extract its contents and open it in your GIS and merge it with your existing OS OpenMap data.

OS Open Map Local Important Buildings (ZIP)

Tidal water depiction

As mentioned in the User Guide (PDF), we are offering an alternative approach for applying a background colour to areas of the map that are not covered by tidal water. This involves the following ESRI shape file:

Is OS OpenMap – Local a replacement for OS Streetview?

OS Street View will be withdrawn as an OS OpenData product as of March 2017. OS Open Map - Local is recommended as a suitable alternative to OS Street View.

Is OS Open Map – Local available as an API?

OS Open Map – Local is a beta release and initially is only being supplied as a data product, not as an API. Throughout the beta period, we will gather feedback about the features and supply format, and then enhance the product accordingly for the full product version.

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