OS 1:25,00 Explorer Maps vs OS 1:10,000 OS Vector Map Local

Whilst OS Vector Map Local was not designed as a map specifically for outdoor enthusiasts, its level of detail is just stunning. Until recently we sold this map for thousands of pounds, but the latest OS licensing agreements have much more reasonable terms for subscriptions and hence our top of the line OS Premium Plus OSVMLC subscription now contains this map.

Owing to this product, we now often get asked about the differences between the OS 1:25,000 Explorer maps and the quite stunning 1:10,000 scale Ordnance Survey Vector Map Local.

To give a good comparison, we have tried some varied types of mapping. 

Bowness-on-Windemere

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Mapping in High Definition:

Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale Vector Map Local:

Hyde Park

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Mapping in High Definition:

Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale Vector Map Local:

Snowdon

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Mapping in High Definition:

Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale Vector Map Local:

Full Size Images

The above images have all be reduced in size for easier web viewing. The two images below are actual size images.

 

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Mapping in High Definition:

Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale Vector Map Local: