Ordering a CAD map takes about 1 minute. Search for your property, register and preview your location. Then pay and download your map. You can then print it out if you need to.
First you need to sign up for an account using your email and a password or login using your existing account. Then you need to search for the location that you want using the postcode, eastings/northings or latitude/longitude information of your area. After you have selected your area and previewed it on the website you need to add the correct size in your basket. When the map is in your basket, click under ‘format’. You can select DWG (for CAD) and check out. Your map will be ready to download within seconds.
A CAD map is a digital map created using computer-aided design (CAD) software. CAD maps are used in a variety of industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, and urban planning. You can get a CAD-ready map on BuyAPlan® within minutes.
If you do not have a CAD software license, you can open and view your CAD map using the free Autodesk Free Viewer online.
Ordnance Survey (OS) CAD maps are not available for free viewing. Ordnance Survey is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and their maps are copyrighted and subject to licensing agreements. To view Ordnance Survey CAD maps, you need to purchase a license from Ordnance Survey or one of their authorised resellers such as BuyAPlan®.
Most major CAD software, including AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Freecad, Vectorworks, Solidworks, Revit, 3ds Max, Autodesk Civil3D, CATIA, PRO Landscape, Sketchup, and others, is compatible with our CAD maps.
CAD stands for "computer-aided design." CAD is a type of software that is used to create, modify, analyse, and optimise designs for a wide range of products, structures, and systems. CAD software allows designers and engineers to create detailed digital representations of their designs, which can then be used to visualise and test how the final project will look and function. This can help reduce errors, improve efficiency, and save time and money in the design process. It is widely used in the building environment by many professionals including architects, engineers, surveyors and many more.
Map data from the Ordnance Survey is not for sale; rather, it is licensed through a supplier such as BuyAPlan®. Any digital mapping purchased through BuyAPlan® includes a one-year license. Please contact us if you need your license extended.
OS MasterMap® is used to create our CAD maps which is the premium product of the Ordnance Survey and the most detailed and up-to-date representation of the United Kingdom’s landscape. Roads, tracks, and walkways are all included, as well as land cover, buildings, water features, railways, heritage features and structures, and administrative boundaries. The map is updated every six weeks and you can check the official website of the Ordnance Survey to see when the most recent update occurred.
CAD (Computer-Aided Design) maps are widely used by various professionals in different industries. Some of the professionals who use CAD maps are:
The price of a CAD map varies depending on the area covered, the supplier and the size. Our CAD maps start at £14.44 on BuyAPlan®.
*All prices are exclusive of VAT.