OS MasterMap Highways Network

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Dataset Description:

The new OS MasterMap Highways Network is a group of products compiled from a range of authoritative sources which together provide the most complete and detailed road and path network dataset for Great Britain.

The products available within OS MasterMap Highways Network are:

  • Roads – a detailed, navigable road network dataset
  • Routing & Asset Management Information – provides attributes such as who maintains a road and the type of surface
  • Paths – a detailed path network dataset


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Dataset Specification:

Product Name

OS MasterMap Highways Network

Data Provider

Ordnance Survey


1:1,250 to 1:10,000


Great Britain (complete)

Data Structure

Vector (topologically structured link and node network)


Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase, MapInfo TAB, MID/MIF, Autodesk DWG, OGC KML, OGC GML, CSV (attribute data only


Large scale, site-level applications


Academic Licence

Update Frequency


Dataset Resources:

Product site
Support site
Product Guide (pdf)
Technical Specification – Roads (pdf)
Technical Specification – Routing and Asset Information (pdf)
Technical Specification – Paths (pdf)