OS Select+Build

Introducing simple and direct access to the OS National Geographic Database (OS NGD). Get started quickly and download the data you need, as and when you need it, powering your applications with rich, consistent and current geographic information.

  • OS National Geographic Database
  • API
  • Public Sector Plan
  • Premium Plan

This product is updated daily

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Representation of data provided
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What OS Select+Build provides you with

Data to match your organisations requirements

Source the data you want direct from the OS NGD and get a customised view of GB, along with having the choice on how you want to receive your data.

Easier access to data

For the first time, you can select and build your own data package/s rather than taking off-the shelf OS products. You can take data from different OS NGD collections to build your own recipe of data to produce bespoke data package/s.

Enhanced features

You can now select what you need e.g. Building Line and Building Part Feature Types (which are both in the Buildings Features Collection of the Buildings Theme) and the Structure Line Feature Type (which is in the Structure Features Collection of the Structures Theme) to build your own recipe and data package/s.

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Technical information

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Use cases
  • Create multiple data packages from a single recipe.
  • Delete a data package.
  • Search through your organisation's recipes in the OS Select+Build Recipe Library using the recipe name, description, or content (i.e. themes, collections, or feature types).
  • Search through your organisation's data packages in the Data packages list screen using the data package name, data package number, or product name.
  • Collect your data package(s) via the OS Data Hub or the OS Downloads API.
  • API
Data theme
  • Address
  • Administrative and Statistical Units
  • Buildings
  • Contextual
  • Geographical Names
  • Height
  • Land
  • Land Use
  • Multiple
  • Postcodes
  • Structures
  • Transport
  • Water
Data structure
Vector - Points
Great Britain
  • CSV
  • GeoPackage
OS Data Hub plan
  • Public Sector Plan
  • Premium Plan

Documents and Support

Getting started guides

Additional information

Download sample data

You can try OS NGD sample data to get a flavour of what you can achieve.

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What you get

Key features
  • Data to match your organisations requirements
  • Easier access to data
  • Enhanced features
OS National Geographic Database
  • API
Data structure
Vector - Points
Update frequency

How to access


Ordnance Survey's commercial network of Partners can help you with bespoke location solutions, derived from OS data

Ranging from global giants to single entrepreneurs, our Partners all use our location data to create innovative products and services. Their expertise ensures customers can benefit from using our data for a range of services. Find a partner for contextual or derived mapping requirements.

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Ready to get started with our data and APIs?

Choose your plan and create your account. Take the next step by signing up to the OS Data Hub and create your first project today.

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Our Partners

Download Premium data from the OS Data Hub

If you're an OS Licensed Partner you can use the OS Data Hub to access OS data products and manage your account all in one place.

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Government and public sector

OS Data Hub for PSGA members

If your organisation is a member of the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement, access the OS Data Hub to access our products.

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Utilities and Telecoms

OS Connect support

Our Ordnance Survey Account Managers have specialist knowledge of projects for utilities and telecoms customers and should be your first point of contact for product enquiries.

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Further support

For further help about how our data can transform your organisation, contact us today

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