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Styles range from being ideal for outdoor use, to being optimised for tablets being used at night. Scale can vary too, from an overview of Great Britain as a whole, right down to the level of detail needed to identify a single building.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"success\",\n  \"title\": \"You can:\",\n  \"body\": \"* View the whole of Great Britain in brilliant, elegant detail \\n* Present mapping in different styles according to your needs\\n* Access different projections e.g. British National Grid, Web Mercator\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"danger\",\n  \"title\": \"You can't:\",\n  \"body\": \"* Load additional map tiles while you’re offline \\n* Create your own styling or change current styles\\n* Interact with the map features\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"How does it do that?\"\n}\n[/block]\nThe API offers access to five styles of map: Leisure, Outdoor, Road, Light and Night. Scale varies from an overview of Great Britain and OS products such as MiniScale®, OS VectorMap® Local and OS VectorMap® District, right down to OS MasterMap® Topography. \nIn the outdoor stack, buildings in OS MasterMap® Topography are 2.5D. The API supports EPSG:27700 and EPSG:3857 in OGC KVP WMTS and RESTful ZXY. PNG format is supported.\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"2.5D\",\n  \"body\": \"Giving a 3D appearance to 2D features.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"OGC KVP WMTS\",\n  \"body\": \"Stands for ‘Open Geospatial Consortium Key-Value-Pair Web Map Tile Service’. This mapping standard was created by the OGC®, delivering raster map tiles back to the user when a correct key-value-pair request is made to the service.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"RESTful ZXY\",\n  \"body\": \"A web map call that defines the zoom level, followed by the X and Y location of the tile that is requested.\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"Which data source(s) does the API use?\"\n}\n[/block]\n###Strategi\nStrategi® is digital vector data. It’s a representation of Ordnance Survey’s 1:250 000 scale graphic products. As such, it’s ideal for apps that need an overview of generalised geographic information such as planning or environmental analysis.\n\n###OS VectorMap District\nOS VectorMap® District is a mapping dataset that provides contextual mapping, with a recommended viewing scale range of 1:15 000 to 1:30 000. It provides the level of detail you’d expect to find in backdrop mapping, interactive web mapping and any app that’s geared to business locations and routing.\n\n###OS VectorMap Local\nOS VectorMap® Local is a series of 5km by 5km tiles of simple vector GML data, which covers the whole of Great Britain. We designed it to help create graphical mapping.\n It can be used as mapping in its own right or as a contextual reference for customers’ overlay information. Apps and services using OS VectorMap Local are likely to include banking and insurance, land and property, consumer website services, navigation products, cartographic representation and urban extents. \n\n###OS MasterMap Topography Layer\nOS MasterMap® is the most detailed, current and comprehensive map dataset of Great Britain. The Topography Layer contains landscape features, such as buildings, fields, fences, land, water and roads, as well as administrative boundaries. 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[block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "What does the OS Maps API do?" } [/block] This API lets users access a variety of map styles and projections. Styles range from being ideal for outdoor use, to being optimised for tablets being used at night. Scale can vary too, from an overview of Great Britain as a whole, right down to the level of detail needed to identify a single building. [block:callout] { "type": "success", "title": "You can:", "body": "* View the whole of Great Britain in brilliant, elegant detail \n* Present mapping in different styles according to your needs\n* Access different projections e.g. British National Grid, Web Mercator" } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "danger", "title": "You can't:", "body": "* Load additional map tiles while you’re offline \n* Create your own styling or change current styles\n* Interact with the map features" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "How does it do that?" } [/block] The API offers access to five styles of map: Leisure, Outdoor, Road, Light and Night. Scale varies from an overview of Great Britain and OS products such as MiniScale®, OS VectorMap® Local and OS VectorMap® District, right down to OS MasterMap® Topography. In the outdoor stack, buildings in OS MasterMap® Topography are 2.5D. The API supports EPSG:27700 and EPSG:3857 in OGC KVP WMTS and RESTful ZXY. PNG format is supported. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "2.5D", "body": "Giving a 3D appearance to 2D features." } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "OGC KVP WMTS", "body": "Stands for ‘Open Geospatial Consortium Key-Value-Pair Web Map Tile Service’. This mapping standard was created by the OGC®, delivering raster map tiles back to the user when a correct key-value-pair request is made to the service." } [/block] [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "RESTful ZXY", "body": "A web map call that defines the zoom level, followed by the X and Y location of the tile that is requested." } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Which data source(s) does the API use?" } [/block] ###Strategi Strategi® is digital vector data. It’s a representation of Ordnance Survey’s 1:250 000 scale graphic products. As such, it’s ideal for apps that need an overview of generalised geographic information such as planning or environmental analysis. ###OS VectorMap District OS VectorMap® District is a mapping dataset that provides contextual mapping, with a recommended viewing scale range of 1:15 000 to 1:30 000. It provides the level of detail you’d expect to find in backdrop mapping, interactive web mapping and any app that’s geared to business locations and routing. ###OS VectorMap Local OS VectorMap® Local is a series of 5km by 5km tiles of simple vector GML data, which covers the whole of Great Britain. We designed it to help create graphical mapping. It can be used as mapping in its own right or as a contextual reference for customers’ overlay information. Apps and services using OS VectorMap Local are likely to include banking and insurance, land and property, consumer website services, navigation products, cartographic representation and urban extents. ###OS MasterMap Topography Layer OS MasterMap® is the most detailed, current and comprehensive map dataset of Great Britain. The Topography Layer contains landscape features, such as buildings, fields, fences, land, water and roads, as well as administrative boundaries. The Topography Layer contains over 425 million features. [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Data Currency" } [/block] The underlying data for OS Maps is updated between every **six weeks** to **six months**, depending on the data source. More information can be found [here](https://apidocs.os.uk/v1.0/docs/os-places-technical-detail).