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International maps

Where can I obtain international mapping produced by Ordnance Survey?

Ordnance Survey supplied international mapping until March 2003, after which this service was handed to Omni Resources. We now focus exclusively on mapping for Great Britain: England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is mapped by Land & Property Services, a public sector Executive Agency in Northern Ireland.

For any overseas mapping enquires or purchases please contact one of the following companies:


12–14 Long Acre

Phone: 020 7836 1321
Email: digital@stanfords.co.uk
Website: www.stanfords.co.uk/digital

World Wide Maps Ltd

Datum House
Lancaster Road
Bower Hill
SN12 6SS

Phone: 01225 707004
Website: www.mapsworldwide.com

British Library Map Room (historical mapping)

96 Euston Road
Phone: 020 7412 7702

Email: maps@bl.gov.uk
Website: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/stp/rrbysubj/mapsrr/mapsrr.html

Can I obtain original overseas mapping produced by Ordnance Survey prior to March 2003?

Although we used to produce and support overseas maps, they are no longer available from us directly. Our International Library closed in March 2003 and Omni Resources now hold any remaining stocks.

Omni Resources
1004 South Mebane Street
PO Box 2096
NC 27216

Phone: +1 336 227 8300;
Toll free: +1 800 642 2677

Email: custserv@omnimap.com
Website: www.omnimap.com

What is the Ordnance Survey International Collection?

The Ordnance Survey International Collection is – or was – the the air photography, map and survey record archives of, successively, the Directorate of Colonial Surveys, the Directorate of Overseas Surveys, the Ordnance Survey (Overseas Surveys Directorate) and finally, Ordnance Survey International. Created over a period of 53 years from 1946, it was dispersed following a review in 2002. You may contact the custodians of the different items from the collection to arrange a viewing.

I am aware that Ordnance Survey produces an Isle of Man map in the OS Landranger Map series, Can I obtain this from Ordnance Survey in an Explorer format?

Unfortunately, at this time Ordnance Survey have no plans to increase our range of OS Explorer Maps with coverage of the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man has its own mapping agency. If you would like to purchase an Isle of Man map at a different scale than the OS Landranger Map, you should contact the individual mapping agencies:

Isle of Man – Office of Planning

Phone: 01624 685923
Email: planning@dlge.gov.im
Website: www.gov.im

Isle of Man Tourist Board

Phone: 01624 686 766
Email: tourism@gov.im

Can I obtain mapping of the Channel Islands from Ordnance Survey?

Ordnance Survey does not produce mapping for the Channel Islands, as they have their own national mapping agencies:

Guernsey Geographic Information – National Mapping Agency
States of Guernsey
PO Box 43

Phone: 01481 717000

For large-scale mapping:

States of Jersey National Mapping Agency

Department of Planning and Building Control
States of Jersey
South Hill
PO Box 596

Phone: 01534 725511
Website: www.digimap.je

For small-scale maps:


Liberation Square

Phone: 01534 500700

I would like to obtain mapping of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; can Ordnance Survey supply these maps?

Ordnance Survey distributes the following series of mapping for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland:

If you would like other scales of mapping for Northern Ireland, you should contact Land & Property Services in Northern Ireland:

Land & Property Services

Colby House
Stranmillis Court
Malone Lower

Phone: 028 90 255777

Website: www.lpsni.gov.uk

If you would like other scales of mapping for the Republic of Ireland you should contact their own national mapping agency – Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) – which is based in Dublin:

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Phoenix Park

Email: custserv@osi.ie
Phone: +353-1-802-5300
Fax: +353-1-820-4156
Website: www.osi.ie

What copyright permission is required for reproducing Ordnance Survey international mapping?

Ordnance Survey mapping is subject to Crown copyright by virtue of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Our mapping is protected for 50 years from the end of the year in which the map was published. For example, a map dated 1942 would have gone out of copyright on 31 December 1992.

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