OS StreetView is available as a background layer in iD, but may also - according to the wiki - be loaded as a custom layer using


Can VectorMap or OpenMap - which may be more suitable for tracing - be loaded in iD in this way too?

asked 29 Jul '15, 12:46

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Go to the settings inside iD editor where you can choose the pre-defined backgrounds.

On the bottom of that layer list there is an entry for "user defined" or similar ... choose that and a box will open where you should be able to enter that URL you wrote.


Or do you mean that you have no URL for that Vector Map and Open Map?

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answered 29 Jul '15, 17:06

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edited 29 Jul '15, 17:09

I suspect the latter (the OSSV tiles were created from OSSV data and are hosted on osm.org). That doesn't mean that someone elsewhere hasn't done the same with the other datasets, though.

(29 Jul '15, 17:23) SomeoneElse ♦

Right, I mean are there any equivalent URLs for other OS maps such as VectorMap and OpenMap?

(29 Jul '15, 21:47) u003f

Not hosted by OpenStreetMap, no, and I'm not aware of another service currently hosting them as raster tiles.

(29 Jul '15, 22:39) Richard ♦
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