Innovate with OS location data
Creating products; serving businesses; improving communities... Our location data can give you the insight you need to innovate and make a difference.
Bring your maps to life with our location data and APIs. We've got plenty of online resources to get you started, and you can share ideas and get advice from peers on our forums.
Use our APIs in your project. They bring Great Britain’s landscape to life, with maps, routes, insights and more - and the data is exceptionally accurate.API shop and documentation
Free OS OpenData
Use our free OpenData to kickstart your project. We provide location data on roads, place names, rivers, terrain, boundaries and more.Use OS OpenData
Take your website or application to the next level by quickly adding high-quality maps that you can annotate with your own information.About OpenSpace
Tools, resources and support
Find FAQs, documentation and links to useful tools to help you develop your own applications and products using OS location data.Get useful resources
Geovation is about experimenting with location data to develop and nurture ideas. It's about making your idea a reality and exploring new possibilities among like-minded people. Innovators, entrepreneurs and developers - get involved and help spread the use of location data in the UK's innovation community.
Explore location data at our innovation lab in London. Use the space to network with peers, seek help from industry experts, brainstorm ideas and get involved in events.More about the Geovation Hub
Our ideas incubator. Whether you’re a developer, innovator or entrepreneur, it’s the perfect funded start-up accelerator if you want to create a product or business using location data.More about the Geovation Programme
Make a difference. Tackle global issues, locally, using location data. Our next Challenge is exploring greener, smarter communities.More about the Geovation Challenge
OS data is playing a key role in a number of Smart City projects. Find out what we're up to and who is using our location data to plan a smarter future.
OS and Smart Cities
For us, Smart means being connected and integrated with confidence and precision – and that means knowing where people, assets, sensors and systems are exactly.Our Smart thinking
OS data helping CityVerve project
OS data is helping Manchester to become the UK's Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstrator, through the CityVerve project.Go to press release
Who is getting Smart with OS data?
OS data is helping cities get smarter, allowing for much safer, more connected communities.Go to Smart case studies
5G. We'll keep you connected
We’re working with the 5G Innovation Centre and the Met Office to build a ‘digital twin’ of the real world.More about OS and 5G
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles will have a significant impact on the future of mobility and transport, and geospatial data is at the heart of the smart technology.More about intelligent mobility
Managing underground assets
Ever wondered what’s beneath your feet when you’re walking around Britain’s towns and cities? Project Iceberg has been set up to help unearth this buried data.Underground assets
Research and education
We're interested in how people interact with location information. We look for cutting-edge technology that will improve your experience with maps and data, and at how we can share the importance of map data with our younger generation.
We are always looking for ways to better our data – from the moment it's captured to how it's used across innovation and the digital world.Go to research
We've got resources for everyone - whether you want to learn geography, teach it or get inspiration for your outdoor adventures.Go to education resources