OS Miniscale information

Features & Benefits
High-resolution raster backdrop map data provides:
  • national small scale mapping including relief
  • full Great Britain coverage

As one of our range of backdrop map services, Ordnance Survey's OS MiniScale is a small scale raster background map that is ideal for online applications.

OS MiniScale is fully compatible with other Ordnance Survey digital data products and other GB map services and data supplied by Esri UK.

Central Government, Defence, Education, Insurance, Local Government, Public Safety, Utilities, Private sector

Background mapping

Data Type
Cached map service

Great Britain

Data Scale
The Map service is cached at the following levels:

Cache Scales
1:10,000,000 - Strategi
1:5,000,000 - Strategi
1:2,500,000 - Strategi
1:1,000,000 - Miniscale
1:500,000 - Miniscale
1:250,000 - Miniscale
OS Miniscale is best viewed at approximately 1:250,000 Scale.

Update Frequency

Coordinate Reference System
British National Grid (OSGB36)