OS Open Roads
Get a high-level view of the road network, from motorways to country lanes. Free download ›
How many miles of roads there in the country? What and where’s within 10 miles of this location? OS Open Roads lets you answer questions like these.
Work with definitive road information. By underpinning your reporting tool with OS Open Roads, you’ll give highways teams a head-start on fixing issues like potholes.
Save money and benefit from simple licensing terms. OS Open Roads is free to view, download and use for commercial, education and personal purposes.
OS OpenRoads contains minor roads as well as trunk roads. The only roads not shown are private roads and shorter cul-de-sacs.
|Key features||What this product offers|
GML 3.2, Esri Shape file
Vector points and lines
Motorways, A-roads, B-roads
1:15 000 to 1:30:000
Twice a year – April and November
Online download or DVD
How is this data supplied and what do I need to use it?
OS Open Roads is available to download. You can also get it on DVD. You’ll need geographic information system (GIS) software to use the data.
Can you use OS Open Roads for in-vehicle navigation systems?
Unfortunately not. For the route restriction information that your users would need, such as one-way systems, width and height restrictions, we recommend OS MasterMap Highways Network.
Can I download OS Open Roads covering just my local area?
Yes, GML data is available in files covering 25km2 each. You can also get OS Open Roads as ESRI Shape files, but only in a national dataset download.
OS Open Roads 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 2016
- 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 2016
- Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2016