Brief georeferenced layers list

These brief lists below give details of XYZ or WMTS URLs and Zoom Levels for some of our most popular georeferenced layers (for adding the layer into QGIS, ArcGIS, geojson.io or OpenStreetMap - see Guides). They are grouped into those that cover Scotland or Great Britain, and they are ordered from large-scale (more detailed) to small-scale (less detailed).

To access all of our georeferenced layers, including these below, please also see our guide on How to find all georeferenced layer URLs in the Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer.

Scotland

CountryLayer home page (ordered by scale)WMTSXYZMinZoomMaxZoomRe-use
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - Air Photos, 1944-1950 - 1:10,560WMTSXYZ516CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - Six Inch Scotland, 1843-1882 - 1:10,560WMTSXYZ116CC-BY
ScotlandGSGS - GSGS 3906, 1941 - 1:25,000WMTSXYZ116CC-BY
ScotlandRoy - Roy Highlands, 1747-1752 - 1:36000WMTSXYZ514CC-BY (BL)
ScotlandRoy - Roy Lowlands, 1752-1755 - 1:36000WMTSXYZ514CC-BY (BL)
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch Outline, 1921-1930 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch Scotland (Col), 1857-1891 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch Scotland 3rd Ed, 1902-1923 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch Scotland, 1921-1930 (Regular), 1921-1930 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch, 1945-1948 (Outline), 1945-1948 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - One Inch, 1945-1948 (Regular), 1845-1948 - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
ScotlandOrdnance Survey - Half-Inch (Hills), 1908-1918 - 1:126720WMTSXYZ113CC-BY
ScotlandAaron Arrowsmith - Aaron Arrowsmith, Scotland 1807, 1807 - 1:253440WMTSXYZ212CC-BY

To access all of our georeferenced layers, including these below, please also see our guide on How to find all georeferenced layer URLs in the Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer.

Great Britain

CountryLayer home page (ordered by scale)WMTSXYZMinZoomMaxZoomRe-use
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 1:25,000 (Outline), 1945-1965 - 1:25,000WMTSXYZ116CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 1:1m to 1:63k, 1920s-1940s - 1:63,360WMTSXYZ114CC-BY
Great BritainBartholomew - Bartholomew Half Inch, 1897-1907 - 1:126,720WMTSXYZ115CC-BY
Great BritainBartholomew - Bartholomew Half Inch, 1940-1947 - 1:126,720WMTSXYZ114CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Admin Areas, 1956 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Coal & Iron, 1945 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Farming, 1944 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, General, 1955 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Geological, 1955 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Iron and Steel, 1945 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Land Classification, 1945 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Land Utilisation, 1944 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Limestone, 1955 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Physical, 1957 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Railways, 1946 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 mile, Rainfall, 1881-1915 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 Mile, Roads 1946, 1946 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY
Great BritainOrdnance Survey - 10 Mile, Roads 1956, 1956 - 1:633,600WMTSXYZ112CC-BY

To access all of our georeferenced layers, including these below, please also see our guide on How to find all georeferenced layer URLs in the Explore Georeferenced Maps viewer.