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UK Content App

The UK Content app is a free Marketplace app which makes it easier to access free and premium services to your organisation. The app creates groups in your ArcGIS Online organisation which will contain UK basemaps and Locators. The locators will be configured so you can start using them straight away.

Any premium services you have access to can also be added to a group, making it easier for you to use and share. 


The UK Content app allows you to easily add free and premium UK content. The app automatically creates items for the maps and locators you have access to and adds these to a group to make further sharing with your organisation simple. See below for an overview of the services you can access.

Free Esri UK Basemaps

Free Map Services

Having an ArcGIS Online account gives you access to hundreds of free datasets. At Esri UK we have curated a number of free basemaps using OS Open Data. These are available directly in your basemap gallery. However. you can also add these to your ArcGIS Online account by using the content app.

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Free Locators

Locators allow you to add a geographic location to your data. Using addresses or placenames in your data and geocoding them with locators allows your data to be spatially displayed. Esri UK offer three free UK Locators; OS CodePoint, OS Locator and the OS 50k gazetteer.

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Premium Services

Where you require further detail we offer our Premium Services which deliver the Ordnance Survey's high quality, premium mapping products over the internet. All of the Premium Services are available on an annual subscription basis.

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Get Started with the UK Content App

This app allows you to add the free services available directly into your ArcGIS Online organisation. It will create groups containing the services; a UK Basemaps group for the basemaps and a UK Locators group for the locators . If you choose to use the app to configure the premium services it will also add an Esri UK Online Maps group. Follow the instructions below to add the content to your platform. 

Get the App

  1. To access the UK Content app you start at the Marketplace listing here
  2. Once you have the app your administrator needs to share it to a group in your ArcGIS Online account

Using the app

  1. Go to the group you or your administrator has shared the app to, click on the app and sign in with your ArcGIS Online credentials.
  2. All of the free services will be listed and you can use the filters to see either just the free maps or the free locators
  3. To add the content select Add Locators and/or Add Maps
  4. If you have access to premium services, click on the Premium Services tab. You will then be prompted for your Esri UK Premium Services account details. You will then be shown the services you have access to and the option to add these to your ArcGIS Online organisation.

How do I share the services so others in my organisation can use them?

You can share the services with members of your organisation by adding the users you want to have access to the groups created - UK Basemaps, UK Locators and Esri UK Online Maps (Premium Services).

If you are using the free data you may wish to share the data with your entire organisation or make it public.  You do this using the standard sharing tools within ArcGIS Online.

If you are using the premium data please refer to our security guidelines before sharing the data outside of your organisation.

Technical Documentation

To see further technical documentation including updates in the lastest release please see the following technical documentation pages.