OS MasterMap® Imagery Layer yields compelling information that you cannot get from mapping alone, such as road markings, habitats, land use, vegetation, pipes and cables, utilities infrastructure, roof types, and building access.
- Large scale - local
- Height and imagery
Expertly colour-balanced and corrected for geometric distortions (orthorectified), OS MasterMap Imagery Layer is seamless aerial photography of the highest quality that is available off-the-shelf at a consistent 25 cm resolution for the whole of Great Britain.
Flying high in 2014
We have already flown 30,000 kms of imagery since the flying season opened in Spring. This imagery is being orthorectified and quality assured to high standards, and will be refreshing the Imagery Layer soon. Check the currency for your area with our new interactive currency map.
Following significant investment in our cameras, processing and supply systems, OS MasterMap Imagery is better than ever before. Our new cameras and processing software are producing true-orthorectified imagery which removes building lean from aerial imagery to provide a consistent top-down view. This consistency makes the imagery appear even more like OS MasterMap Topography Layer to aid interpretation and improve geometric synchronicity.
We’ve added a perpetual use licence to our licensing options to allow you to purchase OS MasterMap Imagery Layer for standard business use in perpetuity. This enables a one-off purchase, which is perfect for project work that does not require data updates and annual licensing.
We refresh it continuously to provide you with the most up-to-date view possible – see the currency of coverage for your area on our new interactive map.
Synchronised with our large scale data
Our source aerial photography is used to update our core databases so you can be sure that features on the ground appear consistently in our various large-scale datasets, notably OS MasterMap Topography Layer and OS Terrain 5.
Our customers use it extensively for risk management, site planning, property development, asset management, agricultural services and environmental monitoring. Together with our other large-scale products and your data, OS MasterMap Imagery Layer enables powerful analysis.
- 98% of our imagery is 5 years old or less.
- 66% is 3 years old or less.
- 3-5 year revision cycle synchronised with updates to our other large-scale data products.
- Your choice of geoTIFF, ECW or JPEG formats.
- Detailed XML metadata included.
- Perpetual use licensing available.
- Available through our OS OnDemand web service.
- Ready to order now.
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