Useful links to commercial map suppliers Useful links to commercial map suppliers

These links are to commercial Map Suppliers which have maps in stock or will order them for you. For specifics relating to national surveys go to Worldwide mapping.

Topographic maps

Ordnance Survey
Romsey Road
Southampton SO 16 4GU
Tel: 0345 33 00 11
Fax: 01703 792452
The OS is the UK's government mapping agency. It's range of products is huge. They do not sell direct to the public (see Trident Map Services below).

ILH Scientific Cartography
GeoCenter Scientific Cartography
Schockenriedstrasse 44
Stuttgart, Germany
Tel: +49 711 781 946 70
Fax: +49 711 781 946 71
ILH (Geocenter) produces a regularly updated 3-volume catalogue of world mapping, in English, which can be viewed in the Map Room. 

12-14 Long Acre
London WC2E 9LP
Tel: 0207 836 1321
Fax: 0207 836 0189 
Orders can be placed on-line. Alternatively, they have experienced telephone sales staff; if they have a map in stock (good for travel, trekking etc.) they will despatch it quickly, or they will order it for you.

The Map Shop
15 High Street
Upton upon Severn
Tel: 0800 085 40 80
Fax: 01684 594559 
A rival to Stanfords in the supply of world mapping. Straightforward user-friendly web site and helpful telephone staff. 

Collins Bartholomew
Christopher Crawford
Bartholomew - HarperCollins Cartographic
Westerhill Road
Glasgow G64 2QT
Tel: 0141 306 3209
Fax: 0141 306 3104 
Once a rival to the Ordnance Survey this company now sells a smaller range of maps since becoming part of Harper Collins. However, they do have British, European and World maps on CD ROM and digital datasets suitable for GIS applications. 

Omni Resources
This is an American company based in North Carolina which sell maps on-line. Their web site has an excellent catalogue of current worldwide topographic and travel mapping. They now hold the stock of DOS maps of former British dependent territories. Check by email before ordering; many maps, whilst listed, are not in stock and can take months to arrive. 

Geological and Geoscience Maps

British Geological Survey
NG12 5GG
Tel: 0115 936 3241
Fax: 0115 936 3488 
The BGS has an informative web site. The telephone sales desk is helpful and maps can be purchased directly. Latest publication details are in the Map Room. 

See the entry under topographic map.

UKHO (Admiralty) Charts

Kelvin Hughes
New North Road
Hainault, Ilford
Essex IG6 2UR
Tel: 020 8501 6154
Fax: 020 8559 8535
This is the largest supplier of UKHO (Admiralty) charts. View the UK Hydrographic Service online listing or the catalogue in the Map Room.