What MiniScale provides you with
See the big picture
MiniScale is ideal as a fast-loading national map of Great Britain for your GIS. It's accurate, quality-assured and easy on the eye.
Ideal for desktop publishing
MiniScale maps are great for desktop publishing. You can print them as wall maps or use extracts in sales brochures or project documents.
Flexible for GIS users and graphic designers
Choose the map that’s right for you. MiniScale downloads include files for both GIS users and graphic designers. We provide a map highlighting roads and cities, and another with terrain to the fore.
- Data theme
- Data structure
- Great Britain
- Zip file (containing EPS, Illustrator and TIFF-LZW)
- Ordering area
- All of Great Britain
- Publication months
- OS Data Hub plan
- Energy & Infrastructure Plan
- OS OpenData Plan (FREE)
- Premium Plan
- Public Sector Plan
Documents and Support
Getting started guides
- MiniScale - Product guideMiniScale shows the major boundaries, lines of communication, settlements and physical features of Great Britain. This guide provides greater insight into the product and its content.v3.01.2 mbJanuary 4, 2021
- MiniScale - Technical specificationsThe technical specification provides detailed technical information about the product. It is targeted at technical users and software developers.v3.0622 kbDecember 21, 2020
- MiniScale - LegendMiniscale clearly shows towns and cities, motorways, major roads, railways and airports.v12,031 kbJanuary 4, 2021
Colour and options
Palette of 256 colours in the TIFF version of this product
You can turn off layers in the .ai files, which open in Adobe Illustrator (open source alternatives are available), then export files in other formats for use in your GIS or printed documents.
You can open Miniscale files in Photoshop or similar image editing programmes in order use extracts for location maps and other purposes.
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What you get
- Key features
- See the big picture
- Ideal for desktop publishing
- Flexible for GIS users and graphic designers
- Contextual or derived mapping
- Data structure
- Update frequency
How to access
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