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OS OpenSpace support

Getting started

You've signed up for an API key. What next? Here are range of resources to help you.

Manage your account, including your API IDs and password.

Build your own map

Follow our four easy steps to generate code that you can upload to your site as a complete web page.

Start here

Community forum

Post questions and help others to make the most out of the OS OpenSpace web map platform.

Join the conversation

Look-up services

The OS OpenSpace API includes a gazetteer look-up service that includes all the place names in the 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer, which contains over 250 000 entries – every name featured on 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster.

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API documentation

View release notes for v4.0 and explanations of how all the different classes and functions work.

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Using and debugging OS OpenSpace

OS OpenSpace is built using an open-source library called OpenLayers. Our souce code is free to download as OSGB Web Map Tools, enabling develpers to understand how it works.

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Web Map Builder tutorial

If you're completely new to OS OpenSpace, Web Map builder is a good place to start.

Code playground

Explore our API examples and experiment with your own code. You can edit these examples and then download your bespoke code.


OS OpenSpace layers

OS OpenSpace comprises a number of layers that offer levels of detail differing according to zoom level

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