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1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster

1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster is the digital equivalent of the OS Explorer paper map series. The detailed representation of the countryside in a way that is easy to interpret makes it particularly suited for displaying environmental applications.


  • Mid. scale - regional

Data use

  • Backdrop maps

Data format

  • Raster

As this product contains all of the features from the popular and long established OS Explorer paper map it provides a backdrop which is very familiar to the public against which to show your application. This is the largest scale where landscape features like Public Rights of Way and Access Land information are shown which is why it works well with any environmental or leisure application.

It is not exclusively for rural areas as applications such as planning and property management, siting of assets and navigation need the relationship with landscape features like Public Rights of Way.

This is the ideal mapping backdrop data product upon which to overlay business or leisure information. It also complements vector datasets of a similar scale or your own geographical data.

Suggested uses

  • Asset management
  • Environmental analysis in rural areas
  • Green space planning

See also

Download samples of OS MasterMap, AddressBase, OS VectorMap Local, Land-Form Profile, Code-Point and popular backdrop maps. Discover Data licence applies.

Get a quote

Get a quote for 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster today. Give us your requirements online and we will come back to you with an estimate.

How to buy Ordnance Survey digital data products. Find the right option for you, whether you're in business, the public sector or an OS Licensed Partner.

Case studies

City of London partner Renew relies on mapping to develop and expand an innovative network of 100 bomb-proof recycling bins.

Southampton City Council used Ordnance Survey digital data products to collect information and demonstrate results of a survey of cycle usage across the city.

Need more information?

If you want more details, there are a few options for you. You can contact us directly and talk to one of our Sales Advisers, or you can visit our comprehensive product support area that has lots of useful information and details about our products.

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For technical support, visit our 1:25 000 Scale Raster support page.

How to use our data

We provide the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data in Great Britain.

Our data will need to be integrated in a Geographic Information System (GIS) to allow you to view, edit, overlay and manage different data formats and sources.

Our products, depending on their formats, will require different software. Some also require translation tools so please check with the system providers for the products you are interested in.

Have a look at our partner pages to learn more about solutions and services offered by our licensed partners.

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We distribute free sample data under the terms of our Discover Data Licence to give an indication of what the data will be like.

You may be interested in this licence if you are a private individual, new customer, social entrepreneur, or represent a social group or start-up company.

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