Ordnance Survey Map Data via Digimap

Alternative Title: 
EDINA Digimap - Ordnance Survey Collection

The Digimap Ordnance Survey collection contains a number of datasets ranging from small scale base maps, such as MiniScale®, to detailed large scale mapping including OS MasterMap®, which is the most detailed large scale vector dataset available from Ordnance Survey. Complete coverage of Great Britain is available for all the products in the collection and all products are updated throughout the year, as and when updates are received from Ordnance Survey.

Details of all the Ordnance Survey products available through Digimap can be found on the Digimap Ordnance Survey Product Page.

Digimap OpenStream

 Additionally, following registration (free for UK academic users), the Digimap OpenStream service provides access to a Web Map Service (WMS) offering Ordnance Survey OpenData products:

  • GB Overview
  • Vector Map District Raster
  • 1:250,000 Colour Raster
  • Miniscale
  •  OS StreetView

Once registered, you can use the Digimap OpenStream API to do things like:

  • Mashups, combining OS Opendata with maps and data from other sources.
  • adding OS Opendata to Google Earth.
  • Embed maps in your website.
  • provide OS mapping in your own applications.
  • provide OS mapping in a Desktop GIS project.

All without the overheads of downloading and managing large quantities of data.


Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom
Data Creator: 
Ordnance Survey.
Time Period: 

Digimap provide summary information on the Ordnance Survey policy for updating their digital map products. The Digimap data update page provides information on when each product was last updated in Digimap.

Data Publisher:

  • Maps can be saved in PDF, PNG and JPG format for printing or embedding in another document such as Word or PowerPoint.
  • Data can be downloaded in a variety of data formats for use in common GIS and CAD packages.

For information about obtaining ArcGIS software see www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/computing/desktop-personal/software/main-software-deals/arcgis.

Data Access: 

Ordnance Survey Map Data data is available for Teaching, Educational Research or Academic Research only. Users must register to use Ordnance Survey Map Data with EDINA, before which they should read the full EDINA Digimap Terms of Use.

Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access.