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Ordnance Survey – Great Britain's national mapping agency

Free downloadable GB maps

outline maps

Need a GB outline for a report? Want to show what county you live in? Look no further!

Ordnance Survey is now providing a selection of free, downloadable, basic small-scale maps of Great Britain for you to use for your own purpose. GB outlines with and without administrative boundaries are available in EPS, TIF, PDF, GIF and WMF format; download the style and format of your choice to use in your word processing, presentation or graphics application.

If you like what you see but require more detail, Ordnance Survey produce a range of large format, full colour OS Wall maps that may be of interest. The free GB coastline and administrative areas map is derived from the United Kingdom Administrative wall map, a wall map ideal for business or educational use.

You must not use the images for financial gain. All hard copies and electronically published material produced from Ordnance Survey data must carry the acknowledgement:
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of the Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2001.

  • You may not reproduce our logo in any form without our permission
  • If you need to extend this licence for other uses not defined here, please check the copyright information

GB Coastline and administrative boundaries

The Coastline and administrative area map shows all administrative areas of Great Britain (including the London boroughs) as at April 2001. Please click on your preferred format to initiate the download (depending on your type of connection to the Internet, this may take several minutes). You are allowed to download and edit these images for whatever purpose, provided the Ordnance Survey copyright acknowledgement remains on the image.

EPS vector format - best for editing

EPS format (2.74 Mb)

TIF raster format - good for inserting into printed reports

TIF format (998 Kb)

PDF Adobe Acrobat format - best for resizing and printing off paper copies

PDF raster format (555 Kb)

GIF raster format - best for web pages

GIF format (452 Kb)


GB Coastline only

Please click on your preferred format to initiate the download (depending on your type of connection to the Internet, this may take several minutes). You are allowed to download and edit these images for whatever purpose, provided the Ordnance Survey copyright acknowledgement remains on the image.

EPS vector format - best for editing

EPS format (772 Kb)

TIF raster format - best for inserting into printed reports

TIF format (354 Kb)

PDF Adobe Acrobat format - best for resizing and printing off paper copies

PDF format (269 Kb)

GIF raster format - best for web pages

GIF format (154 Kb)

WMF Windows Metafile format - best for inserting into printed reports

Please note: this is a self extracting (.exe) zip file (577 Kb) – save to your hard disk and then run to unzip the WMF file.

WMF format (577 Kb)


County boundary mapping from 1995

This county boundary map contains OLD information. It shows the boundaries prior to the introduction in 1995 of unitary authorities.
Please click on your preferred format to initiate the download (depending on your type of connection to the Internet, this may take several minutes). You are allowed to download and edit these images for whatever purpose, provided the Ordnance Survey copyright acknowledgement remains on the image.

EPS vector format - best for editing

EPS format (1.02 Mb)

TIF raster format - good for inserting into printed reports

TIF format (541 Kb)

PDF Adobe Acrobat format - best for resizing and printing off paper copies

PDF format (353 Kb)

GIF raster format - best for web pages

GIF format (344 Kb)

 

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