OS VectorMap Local

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Dataset Description:

The OS VectorMap Local product is a highly-detailed, flexible, 1:10,000 large-scale mapping designed for use as backdrop maps in GIS for contextual purposes.  It shows the outlines of individual buildings and other physical features, and individual road names.  The data is supplied in 5km x 5km tiles.

OS VectorMap Local is available in the following formats:

  • Vector
  • Raster (colour, backdrop colour, and black and white)


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Dataset Specification:

Product Name

OS VectorMap Local

Data Provider

Ordnance Survey


1:1,250 to 1:10,000


Great Britain (complete)

Data Structure

  • Vector (points, polylines, polygons and text)
  • Raster (colour, backdrop colour, black and white)


  • Vector: Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase, MapInfo TAB, MID/MIF, Autodesk DWG, DXF, OGC KML, OGC GML, CSV (attribute data only)
  • Raster: GeoTIFF


Large scale, site-level applications


Roads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban extents, buildings, fences, water (vector product)


Academic Licence

Update Frequency



Dataset Resources:

Product site
Support site
User Guide – Vector format (pdf)
User Guide – Raster format (pdf)