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Introducing the OS Data Hub

The OS Data Hub is the new platform for accessing our authoritative geospatial data.

The OS Data Hub is the new platform for accessing our authoritative geospatial data.

It will replace the current OS online ordering systems (OS OpenData Portal, OS Orders, and API shop) with one mobile-friendly platform using a single sign on to give you a better user experience.

This new platform will support both the public and private sectors in their work, building, maintaining and supporting vital infrastructure and services by making it easier for anyone to find, access and use trusted geospatial data from OS.

Through the OS Data Hub we will be helping you to save time and money previously spent on managing OS data. We will be providing easy access to OS data via manual and automated downloads or data APIs that integrate with user software, which will allow users to realise the benefits of this data quicker and more cost effectively with improved developer support and documentation.

You’ll be able to access OS data and easily manage usage across your organisation more efficiently, understand and monitor your usage through a new dashboard, and we'll keep you posted on any updates via in-app notifications. We’re also improving the process for providing feedback on our data via a new error and omissions reporting function.

The first release of the OS Data Hub was launched in July 2020 and replaces the OS OpenData Portal for all users, and the API shop for OS Partners. It will be available to PSGA Members in early 2021, and will be iteratively enhanced post launch.

Bring your solutions to life with OS data and APIs

Anyone can access the OS Data Hub and get started for free. It’s really quick and easy to start benefiting from the power of location data by incorporating Great Britain’s most authoritative geospatial data into your applications.

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What can I access in the OS Data Hub?

OS Maps API

Individual map tiles delivered over the web for basemaps in GIS, web and mobile applications.

More information on OS Maps API

OS Vector Tile API

Individual map data (vector) tiles - geometry with limited attribution - delivered over the web primarily for customisable basemaps in GIS, web and mobile applications.

More about the OS Vector Tile API

OS Features API

Detailed geographic data (vector) – geometry and attribution - delivered over the web.

More about the OS Features API

OS Names API

A geographic directory containing basic information about identifiable places.

More about the OS Names API

OS Linked Identifiers API

Access the valuable relationships between properties, streets and OS MasterMap identifiers. Provide the identifier you are interested in and the API will return the related feature identifiers.

More about the OS Linked Identifiers API

OS OpenData downloads for the whole of GB

Free data for all use cases - maps, postcodes, place names, boundaries, roads, water and more.

A set of free, downloadable digital maps and comprehensive data of Great Britain, available for anyone to use, for any purpose - all we ask is that you acknowledge us.

More about the OS OpenData download service

Get started using our new examples

There are copy and paste code examples, in various mapping libraries, which are a great place to start, showing how to make the most of the data within each API

View examples

Who can use these APIs?

There’s unrestricted use of our OS OpenData for anyone.

Our premium data is available up to a free threshold of £1,000 per month for anyone to use in developing apps, products and services for use by third parties, including the public; and will be available from January 2021 for the public sector for core business.

You can access OS premium data over and above the free threshold of £1,000 each calendar month. Enter your card payment details and you will automatically be billed for transactions above this at the end of each month, or each time you use an additional £2,000 worth of transactions. The amount billed will be based on transactional fees shown in our pricing plan

What can I access in the OS Data Hub in the future?

We're excited about the possibilities for the OS Data Hub and have an extensive roadmap for the development of this service. We already have plans to provide access to all OS products via download, and access to the next generation of our core, authoritative data known as the National Geographic Database (NGD) via the OS Data Hub.

Access the OS Data Hub