A cartographic style is the visual representation of geographic data. It is the culmination of a set of rules, applied to data that is rendered as an image.
A cartographic stylesheet is the file that stores these rules. They can take many forms depending on the data, the software and the needs or preferences of the user.
If you are looking for stylesheets for use with our data products then you have come to the right place. On this page you will find all the information required to download, apply and customise the stylesheets you need, so you can make the map that you want.
Check the table below to help you choose the right format of stylesheet for your software:
|Stylesheet format||Compatible software packages|
|ESRI Layerfile||ESRI ArcGIS|
|Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD)||See list on Wikipedia|
Find the right stylesheets for your data:
|Product||Stylesheets on GitHub||Download stylesheets now|
|OS MasterMap Topography Layer||Link||Download|
|OS MasterMap Water Network||Link||Download|
|OS Terrain 5||Link||Download|
|OS VectorMap Local||Link||Download|
|OS VectorMap District||Link||Download|
|OS Terrain 50||Link||Download|
|OS Open Map Local||Link||Download|
|OS Open Rivers||Link||Download|
This contains lots of information about how to apply, modify and save the stylesheets:
The stylesheets are licensed under the Open Government Licence.