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Product focus - A quick guide to OS VectorMap Local

A comprehensive dataset made available as both vector and raster versions, OS VectorMap Local is excellent for contextual purposes and displaying third party data. It can be styled using both proprietary and open source software.

OS VectorMap Local

In raster format, it's available as full colour, backdrop and black and white. We supply it in the GeoTiff format, eliminating the need for additional georeferencing files. Sea tiles are available to provide continuity in coastal areas.

We also supply it in GML vector format – this is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) standard. The data can be loaded using a number of free and open source GML viewers. Local authorities have used this product as part of their styled zoom stack
Partners such as Dotted Eyes® and Europa Technologies have used this product and provided added value. It can be translated and styled using Rolta’s free translator.

Style Layer Descriptors (SLD’s) are available for this product for web browser use.

View an example of Styled VML using open source software QGIS, which demonstrates how a user might style the product adding their own information to the map.

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