Model simple what-if scenarios. OS Open Rivers lets you answer questions like ‘which rivers would be affected by a toxic discharge from this site?’
For sharing water quality data, this is ideal. It lets you tag information with the river IDs used by environment agencies so everybody can use it.
Save money and benefit from simple licensing terms. OS Open Rivers is free to view, download and use for commercial, education and personal purposes.
OS Open Rivers
OS Open Rivers maps over 144,000 km of watercourses. These include freshwater rivers, tidal estuaries and canals.
|Key features||What this product offers|
GML 3.2, Esri Shape file
Vector points and lines
Watercourse name; watercourse type; direction of water flow
1:15 000 to 1:30 000
Twice a year – April and October
How is this data supplied and what do I need to use it?
OS Open Rivers is available to download. You can also get it on DVD. You’ll need geographic information system (GIS) software to use the data.
Does OS Open Rivers show the width of a river?
Unfortunately not. For information like this, you would need OS MasterMap Water Network.
OS Open Rivers 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 2017
- 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 2017
- Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2017