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Map symbol sheets

Useful resources

Ordnance Survey maps use a range of symbols and abbreviations to communicate features on the landscape of Great Britain, find out more about map abbreviations here.

OS Maps online

OS Maps is the new online map application from Ordnance Survey. It works through your web browser so you don't need to install any special software.

OS maps on your mobile – download included

When you buy a new OS Explorer map, you can now get your paper map on your mobile phone. With the same attention to detail, the mobile app is GPS enabled with route planning and recording built in.

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