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Which OS products are free to use?

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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:

How can Getmapping help you access OS OpenData?

Getmapping serves OS OpenData products via web data feeds which are well established and operate from protected datacenters with 99.99% uptime, providing a robust and proven service, and are and fully maintained on the Ordnance Survey update cycles.

Do you need a license to use OpenData?

The open license allows you to:

  • copy, distribute and transmit the data
  • adapt the data
  • exploit the data commercially, whether by sub-licensing it, combining it with other data, or including it in your own product or application

You are therefore able to use the OS OpenData datasets in any way and for any purpose. Ordnance Survey simply ask that you acknowledge the copyright and the source of the data by including the following attribution statement: Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] (year)

As long as you credit OS OpenData, you're free to use these products in any way you wish, provided that it's not against the law.

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