29 January 2016 Following the success of a similar scheme in 2014, when Ordnance Survey had a phenomenal 10,601 outdated paper maps returned to them and offered thousands of pounds in savings on new maps, the map return scheme is on offer once again.
Depending on the number of maps returned, participants can receive a voucher up to the value of £15 to spend in the online map shop.
See the section on Ordnance Survey maps at The National Archives.
First launched to the Outdoor Leisure maps in summer 2015, the maps now include an i OS and Android compatible download of the map area.The National Archives is not the best place to start for published Ordnance Survey maps.We do not have a comprehensive collection but we hold many Ordnance Survey maps among our other records.Our most frequently consulted items are the large-scale plans, which began to be published in the mid-19th century as the 25 and 6 inches to the mile County Series (c.00 and ,560), and town plans at larger scales. All pre-World War II 00 editions are now available on microfiche. For a comprehensive guide go to: Since World War II, the modern equivalent of county series mapping has been the National Grid series at scales of ,560/,000 for rural and moorland areas, 1:2,500 and 50 for urban areas (c.6 inches to 1 mile, c.25 inches to 1 mile and c.50 inches to 1 mile).The National Grid is a single grid system covering Great Britain.