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OS VectorMap Local support

Find product user guides, useful links and FAQs to help you use OS VectorMap Local.

Getting started

OS VectorMap Local is a backdrop map which can be displayed at scales of 1:3000 to 1:20 000. It is available in both raster and vector formats.

Product guide (PDF)

This product guide contains the basic information required to understand and use OS VectorMap Local. For a more detailed technical understanding please refer to the technical specification.

Release note (PDF)

Find out more about known issues. Updated April 2019.

OS VectorMap Local FAQs

How to get this product

Technical information

VectorMap Local is generated automatically from the OS Large Scale Topographic database with no manual cartographic input. This large-scale database is used to update other OS products including OSMM Topography Layer.

Technical specification (PDF)

This technical specification contains detailed technical information about the data in both raster and vector formats. For basic information required to understand and use OS VectorMap Local please refer to the product guide.


Key FeaturesWhat this product offers
FormatsVector: GML 3.2.1 and GeoPackage Raster: TIFF with LZW compression (colour, backdrop colour and black & white).
Tile size5km x 5km
AttributesRoads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban extents, buildings, fences and water.
Scale 1:3 000 to 1:20 000
Update frequencyQuarterly – tile-based change-only updates in January, April, July and October.
SupplyFTP (for orders under 2 Gb) and DVD
CoverageGreat Britain
Map of Dunston using OS VectorMap Local

OS VectorMap Local

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