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OS VectorMap District

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When you need a versatile, customisable backdrop map on which to pinpoint particular locations, show boundaries and shaded-in areas, OS VectorMap District is for you – and it's completely free.

OS VectorMap District

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OS VectorMap District

Benefits and key features

  • Provides a clear visual backdrop map that can be easily styled to meet specific needs.
  • Offers flexibility to user through ease of use to control content display.
  • Suitable for varying scenarios around the mid-range scale of 1:25,000.
  • Analyse data in relation to important public buildings, roads, railways, lines and more.
  • Compatible with other open datasets available from data.gov.uk and many other sources.
  • Now includes the addition of functional sites (such as education facilities, medical care and airports), improved road styling as well as more flexible and improved styling capability.

OS VectorMap Local

For a more detailed, customisable backdrop map at a larger scale, we recommend OS VectorMap Local. It offers:

  • Richer content and detailed map.
  • Clear property extents.
  • Rural area environment detail and field boundaries.
  • Higher accuracy to enable further detailed analysis.

See our detailed product comparison.

    OS VectorMap Local

    An OS OpenData product

    OS VectorMap District is FREE to view, download and use for commercial, educational and personal purposes.

    An OS OpenData product

    Useful detail

    Includes buildings, roads, railways, rivers and forests, plus administrative boundaries, place names and symbols.

    Useful detail

    Your choice of format

    Available as both pre-styled static images (raster data) and points, lines and polygons (vector data) that you can customise.

    Your choice of format

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    Specifications

    Key featuresWhat this product offers
    FormatVectorESRI® Shapefile interchange format
    GML 3.2 Simple Features (Vector)
    Raster

    GeoTIFF with LZW compression
    (backdrop colour and full-colour options available)

    Tile size100km x 100kmShape
    GML20km x 20km
    GeoTIFF10km x 10km
    AttributesVectorThematic layers, including settlements, named places, roads, woodland and administrative boundaries.
    RasterPredefined output
    Scale1:15 000 to 1:30 000
    Update frequencyTwice a year, in March and September.
    SupplyOnline download or DVD
    CoverageGreat Britain

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