We offer a wide range of licences, as follows:
Ordnance Survey makes a number of raster and vector datasets available free of charge under the terms of an Open Government Licence. The Open Government Licence allows you to:
- copy, distribute and transmit the data;
- adapt the data; and
exploit the data commercially.
The OS OpenSpace service is free of charge and enables web applications to be built using datasets that are hosted by Ordnance Survey. It is available for use by anyone – including commercial organisations – and enables web applications with a wide variety of functionality to be created.
Users wishing to use our products for their day-to-day internal business use may licence digital map data directly from Ordnance Survey under the terms of the Framework Contract (Direct Customers). This defines the overarching terms and conditions of the commercial relationship between the user and Ordnance Survey. It is underpinned with Data Contracts for each product being licensed.
This is required if you wish to exploit Ordnance Survey data commercially in your own value-added products and services or wish to resell/distribute our data. This licence is underpinned with Partner Contracts which cover each type of product or service developed.
We recognise that you may wish to make a copy of a map held in a Public Library or Archive. We have an agreement with the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA), supported by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) to enable you to make copies of mapping, including superseded mapping held by Libraries and Archives, under certain circumstances. Guidance is also available for Librarians and Archivists.
We offer three licences which enable customers to acquire sample data free of charge (subject to terms and conditions) for the purpose of testing, evaluating and demonstrating our data. Click on the link above for full details.
This contract allows you to pass your licensed data to a third party contractor to carry out work using our data on your behalf. You will need to ensure that your contractor signs this licence.