OS 1:250k StreetView information

Features & Benefits
High-resolution raster backdrop map data:
  • shows clear street-level detail, including building outlines (generalised)
  • excludes detailed topographic mapping information to maintain a simple uncluttered map
  • includes full Great Britain coverage
  • familiar Ordnance Survey map cartography
  • designed for online applications

As one of our range of backdrop map services, Ordnance Survey's StreetView is street-level, backdrop map data that is specifically designed for online applications.

It provides a scanned image of street-level mapping that can be combined with other data enabling you to clearly visualise a wide range of information in a geographical context. The street-level detail of StreetView makes it particularly useful for displaying specific localities.

For example, as a road planner, overlaying your own statistical data onto a backdrop of StreetView enables you to instantly identify individual road junctions where a high number of accidents have been recorded, allowing traffic-calming measures to be targeted to high-risk areas.

OS StreetView 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 nominal scale of OS Street View is 1:10 000. 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 - Strategi
1:500,000 - Strategi
1:250,000 - Strategi
1:100,000 - Strategi
1:75,000 - Strategi
1:50,000 - Strategi + VectorMap District
1:25,000 - VectorMap District
1:10,000 - OS StreetView
1:5,000 - OS StreetView
1:2,500 - OS StreetView
StreetView data is best viewed between 1:4,500 and 1:10,000 Scale.

Update Frequency

Coordinate Reference System
British National Grid (OSGB36)