OS Licensed partner
As an Ordnance Survey licensed partner we are able to resell Ordnance Survey data in a variety of forms to our customers. As Ordnance Survey imposes licensing terms on us that we are required to pass on to you as our customer you will be provided with a specific licence tailored to your order.
Print files for self-printing
Much like the products available in our shop these files are delivered to you as a digital download, ready to print. Please note that royalties are payable for each copy printed and specific licensing terms are imposed by Ordnance Survey on the use and re-use of these prints.
Derived mapping from OS commercial data
If you would like us to create high detail maps of areas we will not be able to steer clear of commercial data. Some features are only available in these datasets, while others will be required for larger scales such as 1:10,000 or 1:5,000.
Raw data supply
We can act as a reseller of OS Data and supply you with the raw data for onwards use (including 1:25k and 1:50k raster data). This may be particularly interesting if you operate in a relatively small, defined area (e.g. an outdoor center running activities in the local area), as there are specific licensing options available from Ordnance Survey, allowing you to make use of the data once purchased. Through our access as a Partner we are able to confirm your specific requirements with Ordnance Survey in respect of the licence you would require to use any data we provide. Data purchased from us will typically be cheaper than buying data directly from Ordnance Survey.
Please contact us directly for pricing information around OS' commercial data products and derived mapping products. OS pricing and licensing is very complex and we will work with you to find the best option for your particular case.
Altering our standard products
We are constantly expanding our pre-defined areas, advertised and sold via our shop. You can view a list of areas we are going to add next and we are always open to suggestions for areas particularly suited to navigation training or areas that have a particular significance to the outdoor community.
Our core geospatial holding covers Great Britain and we are able to produce mapping using our standard mapping styles utilising 5m, 10m, 15m and 20m contour intervals on request.
Our standard styles have been carefully designed to be user friendly and easily legible, print well, display well on screen and share similarities with other mapping products frequently used by navigators in the UK. We are currently developing more mapping styles which will mimic common styles found overseas and in future will make these selectable for custom area orders. These will allow you to train the use of overseas mapping styles in the comfort of areas you know already.
Where our standard styles are not suitable, we can create a style to suit your exact needs. While our maps are largely geared towards walkers we can easily create a cycling map using nearly identical data but classifying roads by their gradients or size. Just let us know what you need and we will tell you what's possible.
While we have the ability to create ISOM and ISSOM standard orienteering mapping from our systems we are not orienteering mappers. As such we are able to mimic the style of an orienteering map as an introductiory tool or for navigation training, but we are not actual orienteering mappers. For a list of those please see British Orienteering.
Our core geodata holding of GB allows us to produce a reasonable replica of the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger series mapping. Bearing in mind the stark difference in production techniques between the Ordnance Survey maps and ours we can only compare ourselves on completeness of information though. In fact, our data holding is almost as detailed as the 1:25,000 Explorer series, though some information would have to be bought in.
Outside of GB we are able to draw on many different datasets covering nearly the entire globe with OpenStreetMap data often providing a good base to work from and enhance using local and other data sources. In any case we cannot guarantee the accuracy or reliability of data outside of GB until we have had time to take a closer look, so please let us know if you're interested in another part of the world and we'll see what we can do.
Occasionally only commercially available data will do and in those instances we will discuss the particular licensing terms and cost implications with you as required. We find that at scales of 1:25,000 upwards, as mostly used in conventional navigation, commercial datasets do not offer significant value for money over the data holding we already have.
All of our mapping is produced in digital files of A4 and occasionally A3 format. Of course we can also provide sheets of virtually any size, so long as we know the dimensions you need. We charge per A4 equivalent sheet, so an A2 map would be considered 4 individual A4 maps. We can also produce mapping in digital formats other than PDF, so just get in touch if we're not quite meeting your needs at the moment.
If you require our standard sheets at a larger print (i.e. A4 "blown up" to A3 size) for use with SEN or visually impaired customers we can facilitate this. Since we can produce the mapping from our core holding we can reduce the blurring usually experienced when enlarging A4 sheets and produce a crisp and clear A3 print or the area - all at no extra cost to you if you can justify the requirement to us.
Sometimes we simply cannot get the data or the level of detail we need to produce the right map for you. This is especially true if you are asking us to create a detailed orienteering style map, event maps, maps of cycling or walking routes or material that is intended for casual users as opposed to navigators. Depending on what is required we will use a whole range of techniques and equipment to get the information we need, from crude walking surveys with the occasional GPS waypoint thrown in to decimeter accuracy GNSS surveys and the use of traditional surveying tools. In any case we will require written permission by the landowner before we can conduct our work in the field.
A standard A4 sheet starts at £25 with increments for adjacent A4 sheet areas from £2.50. You can also specify slight style adjustments, different formats and differing content at the same time. We'll listen to your requirements and will get back to you with a detailed quote, your options and our suggestions.
If following our standard mapping styles with little or no adjustments the following table applies. Sheet limits indicate how many sheets of a size will be counted as one order before an initial fee is charged again. For example 16 A4 sheets in roughly the same geographical area are counted as one order at £62.50 (1x £25 + 15x £2.50), but 17 sheets would constitute 2 orders at £87.50 (2x £25 + 15x £2.50). Different sizes create different orders as we need to adjust our flowline accordingly for each size.
|A4 sheet limit||16|
|A3 sheet limit||8|
|A2 sheet limit||4|
|A1 sheet limit||2|
Additional requirements are quoted and charged where necessary according to the time needed to implement these. Usually this will be a flat fee payable to account for the work with the sheet pricing remaining as stated here, though this will depends on the exact requirements. We never charge for initial conversations and validating your mapping ideas.