OS 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer

Features & Benefits
As one of our range of gazetteer map services, Ordnance Survey's 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer from the OpenData product range provides the ability to search through 250,000 distinctive place and feature names in Great Britain. It provides:

  • Ability to locate and geocode places and features
  • Place, Feature, Town and Settlement area naming
  • Full Great Britain coverage

As a point-based gazetteer of place and feature names, this gazetteer is similar to the index at the back of a road atlas. It contains entries for airports, farms, hills, woodlands, commons and other places, as well as over 42,000 town and settlement names. Search results can be easily visualised using the gazetteer in conjunction with other background mapping map services served by Esri UK.

OS 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer is fully compatible with other Ordnance Survey digital data products and other GB map services and data supplied by Esri UK.

See the Ordnance Survey website for further details: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/50k-gaz...

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

Gazetteer data

Great Britain

Data Scale
Coordinate resolution is 1 kilometre, linked to the relevant 1:50,000 tile. This means there is a nominal scale of 1:50,000.

Update Frequency

Coordinate Reference System
British National Grid (OSGB36)