OS OpenMap – Local

Map, visualise and truly understand your data at street level.


Quickly identify hotspots in data like crime locations or property prices. The muted colours of this detailed backdrop map let your information really stand out.

Get greater insights into land use for local planning. OS Open Map – Local doesn’t just pinpoint schools, hospitals, and other major facilities – it maps the grounds they occupy.

Save money and benefit from simple licensing terms. OS OpenMap Local is free to view, download and use for commercial, education and personal purposes.

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Raster version

OS Open Map – Local includes a raster image option, carefully styled in the light of customer feedback. This is easy to load in a GIS and lets you start analysing quicker.

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Electric vehicle charging points

In 2015 we ran a map symbol competition with the BBC’s The One Show. We’re adding the icon designed by Summer Nasim, which shows where you can plug your car in for recharging. In the vector product, you can look up the type of charger.

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National set

Easily get national coverage of Britain at 1:10:000 scale. Download the vector and raster versions of this data as single zip files. if you only need a smaller area, we’ll still offer the single-tile option.

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Private roads and tracks

To help you navigate around Britain, we’re adding more names, such as those of isolated homes and farms, and roads, both public and private. This detail comes into its own in rural and suburban areas.

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Need a more detailed map?

If you need features on the ground shown at a higher level of definition, we recommend OS VectorMap Local. It displays hedges and fences, more precise building outlines and woodland detail.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

Vector – GML 3.2 Simple Features and ESRI Shapefile; Raster – GeoTIFF with LZW compression

Tile size

Vector – 100km x 100km; Raster – 5km x 5km


Thematic layers, including buildings, roads, sites, railways, hydrology, coastline, woodland and cartographic text.


The nominal viewing scale is 1:10 000, with a recommended viewing scale range of 1:3 000 to 1:20 000.

Update frequency

6 months (April and October)


Online download only


Great Britain

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Where can I find stylesheets to enhance the look and feel of the vector version?

We've published them on GitHub; they're available in formats compatible with Esri and QGIS and other popular GIS software.

Where can I find further information about what’s included within OS Open Map – Local?

Please see the product specification and our Getting started guide, available from OS Open Map Local support.

Is OS Open Map – Local now available as raster as well as vector data?

Yes, OS Open Map – Local is now available in both versions. The raster product comes in a full-colour version.

Where can I find out more about the specification of the raster version of OS Open Map – Local?

Please refer to the product guide, where full details can be found. The raster tile sizes are 5x5km, which means you will need to manage more tiles than with the vector version.

Is OS Open Map – Local a replacement for OS Streetview?

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


Where can I find the OS Open Map – Local legend?

Download it now

Can I download OS Open Map – Local as a national (full Great Britain) set?

Yes. You can choose the option that best suits you when you order OS OpenData.


What’s new in OS Open Map – Local?

Compared with the 2015 Beta, the main enhancements in OS Open Map – Local v1.0 are:

  • the release of a raster version;
  • the release of national sets in both vector and raster formats;
  • the inclusion of electric vehicle charging points; and
  • more road and names, which adds more detail in rural areas.

Version 1.0 was released in October 2016. For more information, please see its release note.

Where are the Car Charging Points sourced from for the OS Open Map – Local product?

This information is sourced from the National Charge Registry (NCR), published by Office for Low Emissions Vehicles under the Open Government Licence.

We'll update the locations of new charging points in each release of OS Open Map – Local by taking a fresh snapshot of their data.

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OS OpenMap – Local is available under the following Licences:

Our open data products are covered by the Open Government Licence (OGL), which allows you to:

  • copy, distribute and transmit the data;
  • adapt the data; and
  • exploit the data commercially, whether by sub-licensing it, combining it with other data, or including it in your own product or application.

We simply ask that you acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the following attribution statement:

  • Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2018
  • Where you use Code-Point Open data, you must also use the following attribution statements:
  • Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right 2018
  • Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2018

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