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How often is A-Z Mapping updated?

A-Z update their data every 6 months. To learn more about how A-Z Maps are updated see their blog article.

Streaming A-Z Mapping Data vis Getmapping's fast and efficient WMS feeds ensures that end users always have access to the most up to date version of mapping data available.

Is A-Z Digital Mapping available in Black and White only?

A-Z Digital Mapping streamed via Getmapping's WMS feeds are provided in full colour. If you require Black and White A-Z mapping please contact us for further information.

Which OS products are free to use?

Ordnance Survey (OS) offer a range of regularly updated products - OS OpenData - that are free to use. 

Getmapping can provide access the most popular OS OpenData products:

What is the One Scotland Mapping Agreement?

The One Scotland Mapping Agreement (or OSMA) gives public sector bodies in Scotland access to high quality Ordnance Survey mapping in a digital format.

Who can join the agreement?

A wide range of Scottish public sector organisations can join the agreement including:

What is the Public Sector Mapping Agreement?

The Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) began on 1 April 2011 and gives public sector organisations in England and Wales access to Ordnance Survey mapping products.

Are Ordnance Survey data products available as Managed Data Feeds?

We are specialists in supplying Ordnance Survey (OS) data via managed data feeds. Getmapping pioneered serving map data over the web in 1999 and since then have maintained our market lead in terms of reliability and high speed system performance. 

We are currently streaming more than 800 managed data feeds to the PSMA user community. We offer a range of data feed solutions such as Web Map Services (WMS) and Web Feature Services (WFS).

What licence do I need to use Ordnance Survey data products?

There are a number of license agreements for using Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping data, dependant on the nature of your business and the data you need.

Mapping Agreements for Public Sector Organisations

Will I need extra software to use Ordnance Survey data products?

In order to display, view and manipulate Ordance Survey data, you will need to feed data mapping through to a Geographic Information System (GIS)

What map scales do Ordnance Survey use?

Scale describes the ratio in size between something in the real world and its representation on a map. In other words, if a map has a scale of 1:50 000 then a distance of 1 cm on the map represents 50 000cm (500 m) in the real world.

The main scales used by Ordnance Survey (OS) for surveying are 1:1250, 1:2500 and 1:10 000. These are referred to as large scale maps, which is when features in the real world are portrayed larger on the map.

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