OS Open Map Local - Buildings

OS Open Map Local - Buildings

This page contains links to building shapefile layers for different parts of Great Britain, created from OS Open Map Local data. I've put these files together so that people can more easily extract building data for their area of interest without having to merge and/or clip them in a GIS. I've also added a field indicating which local authority each building is in. I've started with Greater London, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester and hope to add further areas in due course. Feel free to get in touch if you have a request. I've added a new field to each shapefile, which contains the name of the local authority a building sits within. In some cases buildings straddle a boundary so are not assigned to a single local authority area.

Alasdair Rae


Greater London buildings - with Borough labels

Greater Manchester buildings - with District labels

Merseyside buildings - with District labels

South Yorkshire buildings - with District labels

West Yorkshire buildings - with District labels

**Greater Manchester building extract (OS Tile SJ89) - with building height data**

Tile finder: I've created a tile finder which you can use to find out which two letter tiles you need to download from OS OpenData. I've also added an interactive web map version below. Just click a tile to see the letters.

OS Open Map Local - Buildings

10km tile finder, from Mark Percival: Mark very kindly shared this with me to make available here - the download is a zipped shapefile.

All files are hosted on Google Drive - you normally have to click the download arrow at the top of the screen on the Google Drive page. Problems downloading? Try a different web browser. I offer these files for convenience but don't claim that they are error free.


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