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OS Download API


The OS Downloads API is a service that lets users automate the discovery and download of OS OpenData. In doing so it improves the accessibility of the OS OpenData products. Using the OS Downloads API, you can:

  • discover which OS OpenData is available
  • automate the download of OS OpenData
  • request various coverage areas depending on the dataset
  • request various formats depending on the dataset
  • request metadata on available datasets including thumbnail images

Usage licence


OS Download API documentation



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Geographic area

England, Scotland, Wales

Start date

01 Jul 2020