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Learn the map symbols from our popular OS Explorer™ maps and Landranger® maps. Download the free, A4-sized sheets below.
1:25 000 scale Explorer additional symbols
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 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.
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.