OS VectorMap Local®

Cost-effective, premium scale mapping of Great Britain

OS VectorMap Local is a highly detailed, customisable, street-level map of Great Britain showing fences, building outlines, paths and street names, for the accurate lie of the land.

OS VectorMap Local

OS VectorMap Local is a comprehensive digital vector map created by Ordnance Survey. It sits between OS MasterMap and the free OS OpenData product portfolio, providing a rich and detailed base map suitable for a broad range of applications.

OS VectorMap Local includes over 100 different feature classes, including detailed building footprints in vector form, available for the first time outside the OS MasterMap Topography Layer. It also includes classified roads, water features, land form features, urban areas, railways, vegetation extents, height data and cartographic text features. The product has features and attribution conducive to the production of high quality digital cartography.

OS VectorMap Local is supplied in 5km square tiles in vector or raster formats. The product is updated quarterly with releases in January, April, July and October.

Ideal for Building Analysis

OS VectorMap Local provides high quality building footprints at a fraction of the cost of OS MasterMap Topo. This makes the product ideal for industries, such as insurance where the data can be used in Location Intelligence applications such as:

  • Visualising detailed building footprints and understanding relationships between neighbours who may be on different streets and in different postcodes.
  • Understanding how perils such as flood could affect the properties in your portfolio.
  • Analysing the risk of chain events, such as fire, arising from the close proximity of multiple buildings.
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OS VectorMap Local - Urban Packs

Urban Packages For All Budgets

If full coverage of Great Britain is not viable, Europa Technologies offers OS VectorMap Local in a number of Urban Packages. As all 5km tiles are priced equally, these packages carefully select tiles for the most populated areas of the country in order to optimise your data investment.

Package Description Coverage Population % of GB price
Urban Cities & large towns only >15,000km2 ~62% <7%
Urban Plus All cities & towns >31,000km2 ~86% <14%
Urban Premium All urban areas >46,000km2 ~92% 20%

Documentation & Resources

As part of our support for OS VectorMap Local, we provide a full, up-to-date library of documentation and resources, including product guides and technical specifications.

Documentation & Resources
Documentation & Resources

Related Products

OS MasterMap Topo

OS MasterMap Topo

The OS MasterMap Topography Layer, more commonly known as OS MasterMap Topo, is the most detailed and accurate view of Great Britain’s landscape – from roads and fields, to buildings, trees, fences, paths and more. In a business of any kind, OS MasterMap Topo will enable you to make assured location-based decisions about your assets, services, environmental risks, customers and operations.

OS MasterMap Topo
OS Map Data

Ordnance Survey (OS) Map Data

OS Map Data includes a wide range of digital maps and data products from Ordnance Survey – the national mapping agency for Great Britain. It produces and manages data of unparalleled depth, breadth and accuracy, maintaining the definitive record of Britain’s geographic features, relied on by government, business and individuals.

OS Map Data

Our Added Value

By licensing OS map data products through Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, usually charged additionally by many of our competitors:

  • Free Data Life Support – any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask!
  • Broad range of formats available – Ordnance Survey supply their products in limited formats but we can convert into all common GIS formats such as MapInfo TAB, Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase and others.
  • Expert advice from an award-winning Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Accredited Consultant.

If you have a requirement for Ordnance Survey data, or are an existing licence holder and are considering a new supplier, please contact us.

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How can we help you?

If you have any questions about OS VectorMap Local or would like to place an order, please contact one of our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you.