What is an OS Map View?

The ‘OS Map’ feature offers the highest level of precision for mapping accuracy. It is the premium MasterMap™ by Ordnance Survey integrated into LandInsight.

Why have I run out of OS Map Views?

Your account includes a free allowance of OS Map views every month without extra charge. The number of free OS Map views available to you is based on the plan you have subscribed to.  If you go beyond your limit, the map will be disabled. 

If you have run out of credits and wish to add extra credits to your account and avail exclusive features, consider our Unlimited Plan.

For tips on how to make the most of your OS Map free allowance scroll down to the end of this article.


What counts as a one OS Map View?

The short answer: As a rule of thumb, rendering one laptop sized screen in OS Maps counts as one view. Browsing, zooming and moving around the map will use up more views.

The slightly longer (technically precise) answer: The map is made up of many small map images tiles that load and are stitched together to make one large map. This is an example map image tile:

One "map view" is viewing 24 map tile images. Typically 24 map tiles are initially loaded on a laptop sized screen. As you browse and zoom the map, more map tiles are loaded as needed. When a further 24 map tiles have been loaded, another 1 'View' is used.

Credits are only used when viewing the map at the property level. If you zoom out further to the town/city / county levels we do not charge.  

How can I make the most of my OS Map allowance?

We recommend that for general browsing, the Google Street Map or Google Satellite Map is used as the base map. When you are ready to view additional detail for a specific site, zoom in to see the property and only switch to the OS Map when you need to.

If you are using a large desktop monitor, you can resize your browser to reduce the map size which will reduce credits.

How many OS Map Views do I have left?

To learn how to check how many OS Map views you have left, click here.

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