OS OpenMap - Local

OS Open Map – Local (OML) is one of the most detailed generalised open mapping products available and is designed to provide contextual mapping for your applications or web pages. It offers users a clear contextual view of the world whilst also enabling the undertaking of analytical activities.

  • Contextual or derived mapping
  • Download
  • Energy & Infrastructure Plan
  • OS OpenData Plan (FREE)
  • Premium Plan
  • Public Sector Plan

This product is updated every six months

Representation of data provided
Representation of data provided
© Crown copyright and database rights. Ordnance Survey 2024

What OS OpenMap - Local provides you with

Identify hotspots in data

Quickly identify hotspots in data like crime location or property prices. The muted colours of this detailed backdrop map let your information really stand out.

Insights for local planning

Get greater insights into land use for local planning. OS OpenMap - Local doesn't just pinpoint schools, hospital and other major facilities, it maps the grounds they occupy.

Raster version

OS OpenMap – Local includes a raster image option, carefully styled in the light of customer feedback. This is easy to load in a GIS and lets you start analysing quicker.

Private roads and tracks

To help you navigate around Britain, we’re adding more names, such as those of isolated homes and farms, and roads, both public and private. This detail comes into its own in rural and suburban areas.

OS OpenMap - Local

Technical information

© Crown copyright and database rights. Ordnance Survey 2024


  • Download
Data theme
  • Contextual
Data structure
Raster, Vector
Great Britain
1:10 000
  • ESRI Shapefile
  • GML 3.2.1
  • GeoPackage
  • GeoTIFF
Ordering area
  • All of Great Britain or customisable area (100km2 tiles)
Publication months
  • April
  • October
OS Data Hub plan
  • Energy & Infrastructure Plan
  • OS OpenData Plan (FREE)
  • Premium Plan
  • Public Sector Plan

Documents and Support

Getting started guides

  • OS OpenMap - Local - Getting started guide
    The getting started guide provides instructions for using the product in different software applications. Users with limited technical knowledge will be able to follow this guide.
    4.8 mb
    October 3, 2016
  • Getting started with GeoPackage
    This guide helps you to get started using GeoPackage - a lightweight format that can contain large amounts of complex data in a single, easy to distribute and ready to use file.
    1.11 mb
    September 30, 2021

Technical specification

Supporting documents

Additional information

Car Charging Points source

The Car Charging Points for the OS OpenMap – Local are sourced from the National Charge Registry (NCR), published by Office for Low Emissions Vehicles under the Open Government Licence.

National set

Easily get national coverage of Britain at 1:10:000 scale. Download the vector and raster versions of this data as single zip files. if you only need a smaller area, we’ll still offer the single-tile option.


To to enhance the look and feel of the vector version, stylesheets can be found on GitHub; they're available in formats compatible with Esri and QGIS and other popular GIS software.

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What you get

Key features
  • Identify hotspots in data
  • Insights for local planning
  • Raster version
  • Private roads and tracks
Contextual or derived mapping
  • Download
Data structure
Raster, Vector
Update frequency
Every six months

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