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.

Developers

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.

OS APIs

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

OS OpenSpace

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

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

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.

Hub

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

Programme

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

Challenge

Make a difference. Tackle global issues, locally, using location data. We've explored water and next we will be looking at underground assets.

More about the Geovation Challenge

Smart thinking

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

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.

Research

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.

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Education resources

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