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OS OpenSpace SDK for Android

The OS OpenSpace Android SDK (software development kit) enables you to create free and commercial mobile applications with our data.

It provides access to a number of mapping layers and gazetteer lookups.

With a similar API to Google Maps, the SDK makes moving from Google mapping to Ordnance Survey mapping simple. It is an open-source tool that can be used to access the OS OpenSpace API, OS OpenSpace Pro and OS OnDemand.


Fully supported by Ordnance Survey ongoing SDK upgrades, active user forum.

Easy integration from Google – drop in replacement for Google Maps.

Online capability fast rendering of Ordnance Survey maps.

Offline maps and search capability as used in OS MapFinder.

Accurate and detailed mapping - includes footpaths, streets, buildings and much more.

Getting started

To get access to the SDK for free to create non-commercial applications please contact us businessenquiries@os.uk


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