OS VectorMap Local

A highly-detailed, customisable, street-level map, OS VectorMap Local® shows fences, building outlines, paths and street names, for the accurate lie of the land.


Every second counts when you’re responding to an emergency call-out. OS VectorMap Local gets you to the scene, even when it’s deep within a forest.

For insurers, this lets you understand the proximity of properties to natural and man-made risks, such as rivers with poor drainage.

When you need to publicise road closures due to streetworks, OS VectorMap Local lets you tell a clear visual story by showing only the detail that matters.

VectorMap Local data

Your map, your way

You can style OS VectorMap Local to suit your own needs or use our free high-quality stylesheets if your map doesn’t need a unique look. As a true out-of-the-box option, the raster version comes in three styles and lets you get started even faster.

VectorMap Local data

Superb detail

OS VectorMap Local is produced to the highest cartographic standards. So, if you’re evaluating possible sites for new amenities, its detail means you can screen your shortlist in the office for issues like disabled access or car parking.

VectorMap Local data

Consistent and up-to-date

Changes and updates are available every quarter. From Aberdeen to Zennor, whenever you need accurate and reliable geographical information, OS VectorMap Local supports your decisions.

VectorMap Local data

Easier to load vector data

OS VectorMap Local can be loaded directly into GeoPackage so it's easy to use in geographic information system (GIS) packages. GeoPackage, which is natively supported by most software applications, is an open, non-proprietary, platform-independent data format for GIS systems.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

Vector: GML 3.2.1 and GeoPackage
Raster: TIFF with LZW compression (colour, backdrop colour and black & white).


Tile size

5km x 5km


Roads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban extents, buildings, fences and water.


1:3 000 to 1:20 000

Update frequency

Quarterly – tile-based change-only updates in January, April, July and October.


FTP (for orders under 2 Gb) and DVD


Great Britain

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What do I need to use OS VectorMap Local?

You'll need geographic information system (GIS) software to use this data.

See all FAQs for OS VectorMap Local ›


OS VectorMap Local is available under the following Licences:

Explore our data

You’re welcome to try out this data for free under our Data Exploration Licence.

Internal business use

When using OS data in your own business, you need our Framework Contract (Direct Customers) together with a data contract.

Creating products or services

To use this data commercially in your own products and services, or to distribute it, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.

Collective mapping agreements

These products are available to members of public sector organisations under the following agreements:

Find out more in our Public sector licensing guide ›

This product is available under the:

  • Media Licence. We encourage the use of OS maps in the media – TV, films, print and online. Sign up free to give your consumers valuable context via an authoritative map.
  • Publishing licence. This is suitable for one-off publishing of maps in publications, on merchandising and websites.
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Give it a try

Download a small area of OS VectorMap Local sample data

Or you can apply for a Data Exploration Licence to try out the real thing.

If you're in the public sector, this product is free of charge thanks to your mapping agreement.