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Map symbol sheets

Learn the map symbols from our popular OS Explorer™ maps and Landranger® maps. Download the free, A4-sized sheets below.

Wales symbols

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Want a map that's made for you?

Create your very own custom made map. Choose your location as the centre point and add your own picture to the front cover to personalise your outdoor adventures.

If you'd like to create your own cycling, walking or running route, visit OS Maps online. You can create, print and share your own outdoor routes, import routes to a GPS device and much more.

To buy other Ordnance Survey maps and related products, please visit our shop to see what's on offer.

How well do you know your map symbols?

Put your knowledge to the test and try the symbol quiz on our blog.

Useful resources

Download our map symbols to help you navigate through the landscape of Great Britain.

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 – 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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