Architects, surveyors, planners and most property practitioners use maps in their day-to-day professional lives.
The vast majority of these maps will be directly or partially based upon Ordnance Survey (OS) mapping data. Whether these maps are accurate, up-to-date, correctly scaled or even licensed may be unknown and it is down to the user to ensure the maps are fit for purpose and that they are adequately licensed.
It is important to understand both the strengths and failings of maps - Mapping questions suggests ways to solve some of the most common problems.
Related RICS professional guidance
RICS standards and guidance
- RICS property measurement
- UK commercial real estate agency
- New rules of measurement
- QS and construction standards
- Residential property standards
- Valuation standards
- List of RICS standards and guidance
- RICS standards and guidance archive
- What is a map?
- Ordnance Survey
- Map types
- Map scales
- Ordnance Survey MasterMap and VectorMap Local
- Printing and cropping
- Ordnance survey copyright, licensing and free maps
- How up-to-date are the maps?
- Searching maps
- What file format should I choose for my map?
- My map has no road name on it, why?
- Can I measure distances on the maps?
- What maps do local authorities require with a planning application?