Ordnance Survey 1:25,000
Features and benefits
Ordnance Survey's 1:25 000 Scale Colour image format is backdrop map data of the popular OS Explorer Map series for outdoor activities.
- Provides a static map backdrop on which you can overlay information.
- Shows rights of way information for England and Wales, selected cycle routes and National Trail and Recreational Path routes.
- Provides detail, including hill contours, height information and field boundaries.
The detail shown makes this product ideal for environmental analysis in rural areas. However, the level of road and building detail means that the mapping also provides a useful overview for urban areas.
|Mapping type||Image based mapping format|
|Style||Detailed mapping originally designed for outdoor interest but also an excellent urban and in particular rural backdrop|
|Used in||Outdoor activity packs, Environmental reports, Web location maps, and more generally as backdrop mapping|
|Can be put into||Desktop Publishing packages, photo editing packages and more advanced solutions such as GIS|
|Combinations||The format works well with the combination of markers to highlight points of interest, popular routes and proposed developments.
Outlines of postcode and administrative boundaries at varying levels can be added as 'overlays' using the ordering process and add meaning with information such as a local ward boundary.
|Available as||PDF (layered) document or as a TIFF image with a georeference file for those who need it|
|Cannot||The product is an image format and so the the lines and features within can not be manipulated although image editing software can change colours and alter the mapping visually.|
|Also consider||Ordnance Survey Streetview if road names are required and Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 for a wider coverage with slightly less detail|