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I'm totally new to GIS. However, I've proudly managed to create a map, which is correctly geo-referenced with a Great Britain Ordnance Survey (OS) background (streetview level) and I've added some point data.

I would like to know how to create or import a layer with the OS grid lines. I'm sure this has been done a million times, but I can't seem to find the answer on the web - I suspect I'm not using the correct search terms.

Any help appreciated.

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You can find the OS Grids here

https://github.com/charlesroper/OSGB_Grids

Download the shapefiles and then load them in

You will probably need to adjust the styling and turn on labelling using the tile name as a text label

  • I've downloaded these files and neither QGIS or ArcGIS 10 will load them. They are recognised as shapefiles but the metadata is showing 'unknown geometry', number of features in layer = -1, etc. Is anyone else getting the same problem? – ffinnm Apr 16 '14 at 14:06

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