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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.

Your map, your way

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.

Superb detail

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.

Consistent and up-to-date

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.

Easier to load vector data

Easier to load vector data

OS VectorMap Local comes in 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.


Technical specification
Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatsVector: GML 3.2.1 and GeoPackage || Raster: GeoTIFF with LZW compression (colour, backdrop colour and black & white)
Tile size5km x 5km
AttributesRoads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban extents, buildings, fences and water.
Scale1:3 000 to 1:20 000
Update frequencyQuarterly – tile-based change-only updates in January, April, July and October.
SupplyFTP (for orders under 2Gb) and DVD
CoverageGreat Britain


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.

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How to get this product

Sample data

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.

VectorMap Local FAQs

Case studies

OS helps introduce 20mph speed limit in Edinburgh

Cutting speed limits in urban areas reduces the risk of road deaths. It also improves pedestrian safety and encourages drivers to choose other travel options.

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.