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Ordnance Survey (OS) open products
« on: 26 February 2016, 06:32:35 »
The OS has a a long list of products. They make a number of datasets available free of charge under the terms of the current Open Government Licence (OGL). These datasets – which include raster and vector mapping, height, boundary and gazetteer products – are available for download.

Under their OS OpenData initiative the OS now offer a lot of maps and GIS data for free download, including the following:
Note that OS VectorMap District is a mid-scale dataset similar to OS Open Map-Local

Copying of maps held in public libraries and 'fair dealing' is one article about copyright on OS maps:.

They also have a list of partners from whom their historic maps can be acquired.

The freemium OS smartphone app is reviewed positively here.

Update June 2019
The OS has now introduced OS Open Zoomstack which "provides a single, customisable map of Great Britain to be used at national and local levels" - in vector tile format. The "Make a Story Map" Masterclass material from Geovation is available at, which includes presentations and instructions for creating "a custom style to make your very own map using Maputnik, an open source vector tile style editor" (and MapBox).

During the Masterclass I created my own Story Map. The code for this is at my GitHub project.

For those of us using OpenLayers this blog post from NautoGuide shows how to integrate Zoomstack into an OpenLayers application.

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