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Crown Copyright

Learn how our data, brand and trademarks are copyright protected.

Our brand is one of the most recognised and well-loved in the country.

Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping and geospatial data has a reputation for accuracy and reliability, underpinning up to £136 billion-worth of economic activity in Great Britain.

Our data and our brand are protected by a variety of intellectual property (IP) rights (including copyright, database rights and trade marks), and our primary income comes from licensing these IP rights to Government, public sector organisations, commercial businesses and consumers.