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Ordnance Survey

The University has an Ordnance Survey Educational copyright licence that permits copying of Ordnance Survey maps for educational, research, or teaching purposes, for internal use within the University.

Note: if the scale is 1:25,000 or smaller, a colour copy must not exceed A4 (625 square centimetres) size.

Full details of the licence may be found on the OS website under reproduction of mapping for educational purposes.

The University also has a subscription to the Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection, which allows users to view and print contemporary and current Ordnance Survey maps of any location in Great Britain at a series of predefined scales. Please make sure you are aware of the terms and conditions before using this service.

The licence permits reproduction and use of material for internal use. You may

  • Copy maps
  • Use digital mapping
  • Show up to ten 200cm2 bitmap images on college website
  • Copy mapping as a location map in a prospectus or brochure.


Each reproduction must carry an acknowledgement as follows:

If smaller than A4:

© Crown copyright Licence Number ED100018222

If larger than A4:

Reproduced from the ...(1) Ordnance Survey ... (2) map with the permission of Ordnance Survey on behalf of The Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, © Crown copyright ...(3)
Licence number ED 100018222

where (1) = the year of publication
where (2) = the name and scale of the map e.g. Landranger 1:50,000 scale
where (3) = Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton

Where maps are older than 50 years:

Copyright restrictions no longer apply but you are advised to use the following acknowledgement:

Reproduced from ... (year of publication) Ordnance Survey map. 


Page last updated on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at 9.35am.


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