Map Insight provides the highest quality imagery on the market as standard. Available as PDF and Geotiffs.

We scan in our Ordnance Survey mapping at over 500 dots per inch (dpi), setting a new industry standard. This sharper imagery means you can see the information more clearly and benefit from greater confidence in your opinion.

Why this report?

  • Maps available as Geotiffs with marginalia

  • Highest resolution and clarity historical maps

  • Maps scanned in colour and greyscale

  • Includes Fire Insurance Plans as standard and free of charge, where available

Historical Maps

Our maps date back to the 1840s to provide detailed insight into historical land use to understand the potential contaminated land risks and associated liabilities.

We also include the original marginalia information – detail that’s unique to Groundsure.

This additional inspection ensures you have everything you need to provide an accurate and informed opinion.

Choose from three formats which can include both National Grid and County Series maps:

  • Full pack, including town plans: Available scales include 1:10,000, 1:10,560, 1:2,500, 1:1,250, 1:1056 and 1:500.
  • Small scale: Available scales include 1:10,000 National Grid and 1:10,560 County Series.
  • Large scale, including town plans: Available scales include County Series 1:1056 and 1:500, National Grid at 1:1,250 and both at 1:2,500.


*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to our terms and conditions. **Average turnaround times are 1-4 hours for sites up to 10ha.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.