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What contextual base map data is being used within the Active Places Power map component?

The Active Places Power interactive mapping component displays several different Ordnance Survey datasets, which are styled and set to display at different zoom levels.

Datasets range from broad-scale location maps (for example, Miniscale) to highly detailed contextual mapping (for example, Vector Map Local and OS MasterMap).

All datasets are owned and maintained by Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and database rights 2021. OS 100033111.

The data are supplied to Active Places Power via a series of Esri UK hosted web services . These services are updated on a quarterly basis.

Uses can choose between the following basemap styles.


Greyscale map with no labels, provides a minimal level of contextual detail. Does not display at scales of 1:2,500 or 1:1,250

(References: OS_Open_Greyscale)


An uncluttered and clean map consistent between all viewing scales. Does not display at scales of 1:2,500 or 1:1,250

(References: OS_Open_Background)


A comprehensive contextual map showing OS MasterMap level detail at the largest scales. This is the default basemap. Displays at all scales.

(References: OS_VML_MM_Carto Premium Service)


Displays the OS 1:50,000, 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 raster products at larger scales. Does not display at scales of 1:2,500 or 1:1,250

(References: OS_Premium_Rasters Premium Service).