KeyOSC - for Highways Professionals


Ordnance Survey Mapping in AutoCAD

An application enabling easy access to MasterMap Data in AutoCAD


Provides seamless access to Ordnance Survey MasterMap Data for highway design and management

KeyOSC One Minute Overview Video


KeyOSC (‘Ordnance Survey Companion’) is an application providing an easy way to access Ordnance Survey mapping in AutoCAD, with detail increasing as you zoom in. KeyOSC also provides simple plotting tools to help you build scaled output, and rotated views linked to a north point.

KeyOSC connects to a spatial database to provide seamless mapping for the CAD professional, with performance akin to GIS systems. The maps loaded into AutoCAD can be used as a simple, transient overlay, supporting ‘GIS’ activities such as the analysis of road accident locations, or for a base map for your scheme design. When working with a 3D digital terrain model, MasterMap can be draped on the surface, and 3D buildings created from OS building height data.

KeyOSC enables MasterMap data, stored in an Oracle, SQL Server or PostGIS database, to be loaded within the AutoCAD environment. It can also interact directly with a range of corporate datasets and has the ability to connect to Web Feature Service (WFS) mapping such as viaEuropa. One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) members will have access to this service.

What People are Saying

There are a number of features within KeyOSC Mapper that make putting engineering drawings together much quicker. The loading buffer feature is great for producing engineering drawings that cover a long length of road and is very quick and easy to use.

Kevin Skillings, Nottinghamshire County Council

KeyOSC Highlights

  • Seamless and fast access to MasterMap data within AutoCAD

  • Different levels of map detail can be loaded on-screen, or into any shaped area or along a length of road

  • Work with 3D digital terrain models to drape MasterMap across the surface, with and 3D buildings created from OS building height data
  • Provides a gazetteer based on the National Street Gazetteer data to quickly zoom to any specific street or area
  • Simple to use yet sophisticated plot management tools for the creation, scaling and orientation of multiple views of your scheme designs

KeyOSC in Detail

Platform Compatibility


KeyOSC - Technical Specifications

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Release Date

Monday, January 18, 2021

Technical Specification

We offer the following recommended specification for the PC, which has been derived from the requirements for AutoCAD 2021 products, published by Autodesk.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it may be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.

Supported operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)

Basic • 2.5-2.9 GHz processor
• 3+ GHz processor
Hardware Memory:
Basic • 8 GB Recommended • 16 GB

Display resolution
Conventional Displays:
1920x1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840x2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Disk space
7.0 GB

Pointing device
MS-Mouse compliant

Multiple processors
Should be supported by the application

Display card
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant

Other Details

Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2017 or later and associated vertical products, such as AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, etc..
Please contact us for any further details.