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Ordnance Survey Mapping

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase Ordnance Survey maps from Angus Council?

Angus Council has a licence from the Ordnance Survey under the One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) to use Ordnance Survey mapping for its own purposes only.

There is now a separate agreement with another company, Promap, whereby Angus Council can provide map extracts for members of the public for any purpose and at many different scales. This is a new and improved service and the charges are variable depending on how much mapping and at what scale it is provided. To use this service and order mapping, please contact Communities Directorate, Planning and Place Reception at County Buildings tel: 01307 473342.

Students at local authority schools should ask their teacher to obtain mapping. Other students requiring mapping for a school or university project can only obtain this from their local library. This is usually provided free. Under the fair dealing rules, they may copy a small quantity of any Ordnance Survey mapping less than 50 years old for their private study, research, criticism or review purposes.

If in doubt about whether you qualify under the terms of the council Licence, please contact Ross McDonald, the Geographic Liaison Officer (GLO) (details below).

Where requests do not qualify, then maps can be purchased from Ordnance Survey outlets or from the council as detailed above. It should be noted that Landranger 1:50000 and Explorer 1:25000 series maps can be purchased from newsagents, bookshops etc.

How much do maps cost?

Angus Council charges the cost of the mapping plus an administration fee of £10.00. The fee includes an element of payment to the Ordnance Survey required by the council's licence agreement.

Who do I contact for further information?

Geographic Liaison Officer (GLO)

Resources Directorate
Information Technology
Angus House
Orchardbank Business Park
Forfar DD8 1AT

Tel: 01307 476419

Contact using the online Enquiries & Requests link.

Service Page: osmapping.htm
Service Details Last Reviewed : 6 December 2013

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