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. Surveyors will be able to advise in the area to reduce the risk of using incorrect maps.

Also known as Digital mapping and data processing