Get inspired with location data through OS mapping and data APIs
Tools to get you started
Our overviews, getting started guides and technical specifications contain all the information you need to understand and use our maps and data.
Check out our access plans
With our new pricing it's easy to find the right plan for your needs. Get started for free and upgrade to make the most of our free monthly allowance.
Get best use from our APIs
Get started with basic background mapping, and GeoJSON and GPX overlays.
Build location web apps with destination locators, scroll stories and find nearest features functionality.
Modelling and mapping using OS data.
Understand how to complete spatial data analytics in IPython Notebooks with Premium and Open Data from the OS Data Hub along with other sources of data.
OS Data Hub to canvas: bring your favourite GB locations to life
Using OS OpenData and ArcGIS Pro, learn how to make your own map and print it on to canvas.
Space, maps and the vulnerable
OS partners 4 Earth Intelligence explain how OS data is enabling their work to address climate change.
Meet the team: Alina Piotrowska
Alina Piotrowska shares a day in the life of a data steward.
Building Passport – the story so far
As founder and CEO of Building Passport, Rupert Parker explains how he has used OS data to support his PropTech start-up.
Location data making a difference
Using OS data to help fix the housing market
Sprift, a UK tech start-up and OS Partner, has used brought together location intelligence on any property in the country, in one place, online.
The mobile app that makes exploring the British countryside easy
Using Ordnance Survey’s API, the Outdoors GPS app helps outdoor enthusiasts find their way – by providing OS Maps at any time, in any location – both on and offline.
Support from OS Developers
Can’t find what you are looking for from the resources available? Check out our GitHub repositories and raise an issue with our developers on GitHub.
If your startup needs location or property data and expertise to succeed, our accelerator programmes, community events and hands-on development resources will help guide you.
You can use the popular developer Q&A site GIS Stack Exchange to raise your technical questions. Be sure to tag your questions with ordnance-survey and any other relevant tags.