Free Services

Online data services from Esri UK will enable you, and your organisation, to access high quality maps and gazetteers which can be used in your existing ArcGIS products and websites.

These map services are available free and are based on the OS OpenData products. Esri UK currently offer the following types of online data services:

  • Basemaps - Map services comprising a range of different datasets to deliver high quality maps at all view scales. These services are available in a range of cartographies to suit different types of use.
  • Individual Datasets - Map services containing specific datasets optimised for viewing at particular scales.
  • Addressing - Services that can be used to add street and postcode searching to your GIS applications.

 

All of the services listed below are available for free. Please click here to register for your free account.

Maps and Census

 Open CartoOpen BackgroundOpen Greyscale
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OS OpenData Basemap is derived from enhanced vector versions of OS OpenData products Strategi and Vector Map District. Enhancements include additional road and street labels at mid- and large scales to improve the level of content. The basemap is designed to be used as a backdrop to analysis and any additional overlaying data layers. The subtle cartographic design provides clean and consistent mapping from small to large scale.

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Open Boundary Line
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From the Ordnance Survey OpenData product range, OS Boundary-Line is a dynamic map service providing all levels of administrative boundaries. It has complete coverage of Great Britain and is designed to be used as an overlay layer to the basemap map services or other background mapping.

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Open Meridian
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One of the Ordnance Survey OpenData vector products. This mid-scale background dataset provides mapping which includes communication and topographic themes for all of Great Britain with a clear and consistent cartographic style.

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Open Land-form PANORAMA
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OS Terrain® 50 is a significant development for users of OS OpenData™, as for the first time an updated and maintained height data product is available. Sharing source data with the Ordnance Survey large scale products means that the currency of the data is greatly improved over the dataset it replaces - Land-Form PANORAMA®.  The service is a tiled map service with thematic shading..

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Open Strategi
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From the Ordnance Survey OpenData vector product range, this background dataset provides detailed mapping for all of Great Britain. It is derived from the OS 1:250 000 scale colour raster and defines real world objects as line and point features.

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Open Miniscale
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From the Ordnance Survey OpenData product range, Miniscale provides a small scale background mapping dataset providing simple mapping for all of Great Britain with a clear and consistent cartographic style.

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Open 250k Colour Raster
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One of the Ordnance Survey OpenData products, this mid scale background mapping dataset provides detailed mapping for all of Great Britain in a familiar Ordnance Survey raster map style.

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Open StreetView
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From the Ordnance Survey OpenData raster product range, this background map service provides street-level mapping for all of Great Britain with a clear and consistent cartographic style.

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2011 Census data for England and Wales. The cached map services cover 5 main themes with 3 sub-themes for each, a total 15 individual map services.  The data is thematically shaded using the appropriate level of boundary data for each zoom scale. This includes output areas (OA), lower super output areas (LSOA) and middle super output areas (MSOA). 

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Gazetteers

 

OS Code-Point® Open is an OpenData postcode-level dataset providing a point location for all geographic postal codes in Great Britain. The gazetteer service allows geocoding and postcode searching against this dataset.

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OS LocatorTM is a street-level fully searchable gazetteer dataset providing road, street, town, locality, county/unitary authority and local authority area names, covering all of Great Britain.

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OS 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer is a fully searchable gazetteer dataset containing place and feature names, similar to the index at the back of a road atlas. It includes airports, farms, hills, woodlands, commons and over 42,000 towns and settlements. 

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