List of maps of the UK and Ireland

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Following is a list of maps of the UK and Ireland available from various sources, and in various media.

Maps on CD ROM[edit]

A Microsoft product, Autoroute, includes coverage of the UK and Ireland.

Downloadable Maps[edit]

Due to cartographers restrictions/copyrights there are only a few companies that have the platform and technology that can securely distribute original maps in digital format via download. However those that do, like Anquet and emapsite, often provide free software that manages the maps but also helps route planning, map printing and programming of GPS/PND devices with those routes and maps you downloaded.

Online Maps[edit]

A number of websites offer maps of Great Britain and Ireland.

Current mapping[edit]

Ordnance Survey[edit]

The Ordnance Survey is an agency of the government of the United Kingdom.

  • Coverage: United Kingdom and the Isle of Man
  • Map image size: 400 x 400 pixels
  • Map scale: 6500 m per pixel to 5 m per pixel for Great Britain
  • Map scale: 6500 m per pixel to 10 m per pixel for the Isle of Man
  • Map scale: 6500 m per pixel to 75 m per pixel for Northern Ireland
  • Map date (as at March 2005): 2003 for Great Britain and Isle of Man
  • Map date (as at March 2005): 1997 for Northern Ireland more detailed maps
  • Map date (as at March 2005): 2000 for Northern Ireland less detailed maps
  • Map image license: No commercial, limited personal, no redistribution
  • Search by: place name, postcode
  • Wikipedia templates: Gbmapping, Gbmappingsmall, Gbmaprim

Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland is another UK government agency.

Ordnance Survey Ireland is an agency of the Government of Ireland.

Multimap (now merged with Bing maps)[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: multimap.com
  • Coverage: Street-level maps of Europe[1]
  • Updated infrequently (new roads constructed 3 years before still not shown)
  • Map image size: choice of 500 x 300 pixels or 700 x 400 pixels
  • Map scale: 14 km per pixel to 21 m per pixel in some areas
  • Map scale: 14 km per pixel to 1.3 m per pixel in some areas
  • Map image license: No reuse
  • Search by: street name, postcode, place name, grid map reference
  • Option in some areas to show an aerial photograph with a semi-transparent map overlay when the mouse is hovered over the area
  • Wikipedia templates: mmukscaled, mmukpc

Google Maps[edit]

OpenStreetMap[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: OpenStreetMap
  • Coverage: Street-level maps
  • Map image size:
  • Search by: place name
  • A collaborative mapping project
  • Map Image license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

192.com[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: 192.com
  • Coverage: UK
  • Map image size: choice of 340 x 340 or 500 x 340
  • Map scale: 12.5 cm per pixel, UK wide & 4 cm per pixel for central London
  • Search by: street name, town/city, postcode, business & residential listings

Mappy[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: Mappy (in French)
  • External link: http://www.mappy.co.uk
  • Coverage: World
  • Map image size: choice of 700 x 550 or 1100 x 550
  • Map scale: TBA
  • Search by: street name, town/city, postcode, tube

Historic mapping[edit]

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
  • Coverage: World
  • Map date: 1738 - 1929
  • Map scale: High resolution
  • Map image license: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Scotland in the 1920s[edit]

SABRE Maps[edit]

  • Wikipedia article: Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
  • External link: http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps
  • Coverage: UK (to varying degrees).
  • Map Dates: 1923 - 1960 and present date
  • Contains a variety of contemporary and historic OS maps - currently :
    • New Popular c. 1945-48
    • Seventh Series c. 1959-60
    • Half Inch Ministry of Transport Road Maps, 1923–1928
    • Two Inch / Mile Ministry of Transport Road Map of London, 1923
    • Ten Miles / Inch Road Maps, 1932, 1936, 1946 and 1956
    • Quarter Inch to the Mile Maps, 1930–1946
    • Bartholomew Quarter Inch, Northern Ireland, 1940
  • Some maps are hosted externally by OpenStreetMap
  • Some maps are donated by the National Library of Scotland
  • Some maps are donated by the National Archives
  • Search by: A variety of location keywords such as road number, primary destination or crossing / bridge / ferry

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy of multimap about page". Retrieved 2013-04-03. 

See also[edit]