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OS MiniScale is a small-scale data product designed for use within desktop graphic applications


See the big picture. MiniScale is ideal as a fast-loading national map of Great Britain for your GIS. It's accurate, quality-assured and easy on the eye.

MiniScale maps are great for desktop publishing. You can print them as wall maps or use extracts in sales brochures or project documents.

Save money and benefit from simple licensing terms. MiniScale is free to view, download and use for commercial, education and personal purposes.



Choose the map that’s right for you. MiniScale downloads include files for both GIS users and graphic designers. We provide a map highlighting roads and cities, and another with terrain to the fore.

Need a more detailed map?

Need a more detailed map?

If you need to see pubs, pylons and places of interest, we recommend 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster

How to get this product

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 2022
  • 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 2022
  • Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2022

Case studies

OS data helps fire crews arrive faster

OS data helps fire crews arrive faster

Ordnance Survey are helping the North-West Fire Control arrive at emergencies faster using GIS like OS MasterMap.

Read the full case study

Technical specification

Key FeaturesWhat this product offers

Tiff LZW compressed 254 dpi (raster); Adobe Illustrator and EPS files (vector)

Data structure

Raster and vector

Colour options

256 colours in the TIFF version of this product


1:1 000 000

Update frequency

Annually (January)


Online download


Great Britain

Support documentation

Product guide (PDF)

Technical specification (PDF)