Most of the mapping on our website is free to view. But if you want to see the detailed Ordnance Survey mapping on screen (showing individual building outlines etc) this incurs a view charge of £1.20 + VAT.
However, you may never need to pay any view charges:
• All new users receive a free view credit when they open an account.
• If you zoom into the detailed view and then buy your map in the same session, the view charge will be ‘credited’ back to your account. This means that if you want to buy another map, you will still have the free view charge on your account to use next time.
• If you do need to view detailed mapping but don't wish to buy in the same session, you can add funds to your view credits with a debit or credit card.
• Use the zoom bar to zoom into the detailed mapping. A pop-up will warn you of the view charge.
• When you zoom into the detailed mapping you will see a red dashed line. This is a view area of 500m diameter. If you scroll outside this area, you will will be warned about incurring a further view charge.
• The website will always prompt you if you are about to go into a screen where charges occur, so you don’t accidentally pick up view charges.
• NB You can close this box and navigate to your desired location using the free large scale mapping view if you wish, to avoid any view charges.