Ordnance Survey don’t sell their map data, they license the map data.
So any digital mapping you buy from us is a rental, normally for 1 year.
If you think you are going to need an extended licence period for 2 or 3 years please contact us. Annual prices are lower when a longer licence is purchased.

Licence Terms

If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, don’t open the data file and please call us for assistance.

Printed Copies

Note: If you need to use printed copies of the data after the licence expires, please contact us on 01707 268212 or herts@mapsnmc.co.uk for details of the Ordnance Survey 'Paper Map Copying Licence' (PMCL).

This annual licence covers you to do the following:

  • Copy (photocopy or print multiple copies) any Ordnance Survey paper mapping.
  • Copy any Ordnance Survey mapping purchased as a view/print only product (i.e. PDF plans printed by our offices or Planningmaps service).
  • Continue using PDFs after the digital mapping licence has expired and give them to clients, contractors or external parties, however you can’t amend the PDFs.
  • Use copies of mapping as part of a professional service.
  • Include copies of mapping in leaflets, brochures or web pages which are distributed externally.
  • The PMCL is per office, not per company.

DXF/DWG data

The data held in the attached data file is licensed from Ordnance Survey with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. This allows you to use the data for the duration of the licence purchased at the point of order (1 year in the case of National Map Centre OS Plan, though you can get a licence for 2 or 3 years; 1 year in the case of all other vector products).

It also permits you to print unlimited hard copies of the data for the period of the purchased licence. Customers will still be able to archive a copy of the data and share the data with up to 40 contractors as per the old PDB licence.

If you purchase DXF or DWG Data regularly, please be aware of our more cost-effective online Desktop Mapping service. More information is available from www.mapsnmc.co.uk/desktop-mapping or calling Matt on 01707 263747.

IMPORTANT: For use with any reproductions

Please display the following text: © Crown Copyright and/or database right .
Ordnance Survey and local authorities are checking all licences carefully, so please also display the licence number.
Licence numbers appear on your map or in an attached file, supplied with the map.
If you don't show the licence number on plans, it may delay your application.

Ordnance Survey and the OS Symbol are registered trademarks of Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain.

If you have any questions about your order please contact us.

National Map Centre - Herts
42B Church Street
Hatifeld
Herts
AL9 5AW

T: 01707 268 212
F: 01707 269 274
herts@mapsnmc.co.uk

National Map Centre - Kent
21 Station Road
Rainham
Kent
ME8 7RS

T: 01634 238 238
F: 01634 238 239
kent@mapsnmc.co.uk

Planning Maps
info@planningmaps.co.uk

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Ordnance Survey don’t sell their map data, they license the map data.
So any digital mapping you buy from us is a rental, normally for 1 year.
If you think you are going to need an extended licence period for 2 or 3 years please contact us. Annual prices are lower when a longer licence is purchased.

Licence Terms

If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, don’t open the data file and please call us for assistance.

Printed Copies

Note: If you need to use printed copies of the data after the licence expires, please contact us on 01707 268212 or herts@mapsnmc.co.uk for details of the Ordnance Survey 'Paper Map Copying Licence' (PMCL).

This annual licence covers you to do the following:

  • Copy (photocopy or print multiple copies) any Ordnance Survey paper mapping.
  • Copy any Ordnance Survey mapping purchased as a view/print only product (i.e. PDF plans printed by our offices or Planningmaps service).
  • Continue using PDFs after the digital mapping licence has expired and give them to clients, contractors or external parties, however you can’t amend the PDFs.
  • Use copies of mapping as part of a professional service.
  • Include copies of mapping in leaflets, brochures or web pages which are distributed externally.
  • The PMCL is per office, not per company.

PDF/JPG data

You are permitted to use the PDF/JPG in the following ways only:

  • You may view the PDF/JPG on your computer solely to check it is the correct mapping that you ordered from your Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre; and
  • You may print out only the number of copies of the PDF/JPG that you have pre-purchased from your Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre.

Your use of the PDF/JPG is subject to the following rules:

  • You may not make any changes to the PDF/JPG whilst in electronic form, such as adding overlay information.
  • You may not load it to systems capable of analysing the map in conjunction with other data, such as a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • You may not print or make further copies in addition to the number you pre-purchased from your Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre. You may only print or make copies if you have obtained an appropriate licence, such as the Ordnance Survey Paper Map Copying Licence (PMCL).
  • The PDF/JPG is for your or your organisation’s sole use, with limited external use such as inclusion in a submission to a planning authority.
  • The PDF/JPG may only be used in electronic form for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the creation of the map.
  • The PDF/JPG must be destroyed or deleted at the end of the 12 month period. For the avoidance of doubt, you may retain all printed plots made from the PDF/JPG although the copying of such plots is subject to further licensing

IMPORTANT: For use with any reproductions

Please display the following text: © Crown Copyright and/or database right .
Ordnance Survey and local authorities are checking all licences carefully, so please also display the licence number.
Licence numbers appear on your map or in an attached file, supplied with the map.
If you don't show the licence number on plans, it may delay your application.

Ordnance Survey and the OS Symbol are registered trademarks of Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Agency of Great Britain.

If you have any questions about your order please contact us.

National Map Centre - Herts
42B Church Street
Hatifeld
Herts
AL9 5AW

T: 01707 268 212
F: 01707 269 274
herts@mapsnmc.co.uk

National Map Centre - Kent
21 Station Road
Rainham
Kent
ME8 7RS

T: 01634 238 238
F: 01634 238 239
kent@mapsnmc.co.uk

Planning Maps
info@planningmaps.co.uk