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UK Maps and Views

AA Route Planner

Routes, maps and directions for travel in Great Britain.

Bench Mark Database

An expanding database of Ordnance Survey bench marks, tidal observatories, and related marks around Great Britain.

Bus Maps

London bus maps available to view and download.

Collins Bartholomew

Offers details of their map and map data products, education, and internet mapping services.

Distilleries - Scotland

A clickable map of Scotland highlighting the location of distilleries.

Geograph British Isles

A project that aims to collect representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. Searchable by postcode, place name, map, and subject.

Google Maps UK

Offers interactive mapping for the UK and Ireland.

How to Use a Compass

Information provided on how to understand grid references, compass readings and recognising different landmarks. Includes a compass diagram.

London Map Fairs

Offering information on this, the largest antique map fair in Europe, held each June.


Provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government. The information covers rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain.

Map Marketing Ltd

Supply stock and made-to-order encapsulated and framed maps and charts, both online and to the stationery trade.

National Library of Scotland: Maps of Scotland

Provides high-resolution zoomable images of thousands of historical maps of Scotland.

National Map Centre

Produces large scale maps such as site centred plans for planning applications and ordnance survey mapping. Offices in London, Kent and Hertfordshire.

Nicolson Digital Ltd

Both an Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and an Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre, providing large scale maps for both public and businesses.

Ordnance Survey

National mapping agency; information about their products and data services, education resources, corporate profile, and careers. Includes an online "Get–a–map" facility.

Ordnance Survey Election Maps

Provides mapping of parliamentary constituency and local government boundaries, from European parliament, to parish and ward level.

Pictures of England

Features thousands of user contributed photographs of England.

RAC Route Planner

Online route planning provided by the RAC with zoomable maps, printing facilities and route options.


Current and historic maps of the UK, linked to a wiki about the nation's roads and the history of the network.

Street Map

Offers interactive route and street mapping of the United Kingdom at a wide range of scales.

Tom Mouat's MapSymbs

Provides the official British Army approved military map marking symbol fonts, and related resources.

UK Photos

An online gallery of colour and black and white photographs of villages, towns and aerial shots of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UK Shore

Exploration of the British coast line, with maps, 360 degree panoramas, coastal photography, blog and news.

Using or Reading a Compass and Map

Shows how to orientate a map and use a draggable rotating animated compass to read a compass and map route bearings.

Yahoo Maps

Search UK locations and streets with zoom facilities.

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