OS VectorMap Local®

Cost-effective, premium scale mapping of Great Britain

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.

If full coverage of Great Britain is not viable, we offer OS VectorMap Local in a number of urban packages targeted at the most populated areas of the country.

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  • OS VectorMap Local - Buildings
  • OS VectorMap Local - Split Buildings

Superior building footprints

When combined with our EstateHub product, we can offer a value-added proposition for OS VectorMap Local. Using authoritative HM Land Registry data, conjoined building polygons can be split – in many cases down to individual addresses. The true footprint of terraced and semi-detached properties can then be identified with increased precision and insight. For example, for a terrace of properties on a gradient, a more accurate risk of flooding at each address within the block can be calculated.

Can more accurate building footprints help optimise your operations?

Our added value

A managed OS data supply provides you with expert licensing, a secure delivery platform and the first-class support services needed to optimise value from Ordnance Survey data within your organisation. By working with Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, charged as optional extras by many of our competitors:

  • Free consultation – an opportunity to discuss your precise requirements and tailor a bespoke solution.
  • Free support – If you have any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask! Our support team is ready to help you.
  • Broad range of formats – Ordnance Survey supply their products in limited formats but we can convert into all common GIS and CAD formats such as GeoPackage, MapInfo TAB, Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase, Autodesk DWG and others. For many data formats, deliveries can also include our award-winning cartographic styling.
  • Expert advice – From an award-winning Ordnance Survey Strategic 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.

Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner

Related products

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EstateHub is a land coverage product for England & Wales built upon the authoritative HM Land Registry National Polygon Service (NPS). It includes polygons defining all registered freehold and leasehold land parcels, including title number, property UPRNs, significantly enhanced with additional attributes which give depth and context to estate-based searches.

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.

Ordnance Survey Licensed 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.

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

How can we help you?

Ask an expert…

Do get in touch if you would like more details about OS VectorMap Local (technical, licensing, pricing, etc.) or would like to arrange a personalised demo. Our product specialists will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.