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A simple overview map of Great Britain.


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

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Technical specification

Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatTiff LZW compressed 254 dpi (raster); Adobe Illustrator and EPS files (vector)
Data structureRaster and vector
Colour options256 colours in the TIFF version of this product
Scale1:1 000 000
Update frequencyAnnually (January)
SupplyOnline download
CoverageGreat Britain


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