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  • Mid. scale - regional

Data use

  • Height and imagery

Data format

  • Vector

Land-Form PROFILE® provides detailed height data, defining the physical shape of the landscape of Great Britain. It can help support the creation of 3-D models. It is ideal for analysing the impact of pollution on the landscape or the risk in flood plain areas.

Land-Form PROFILE has been superseded by OS Terrain® 5.

Suggested uses

  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Highway and pipeline planning
  • Radio wave analysis – for signal propagation and cell design
  • Risk management
  • Water network analysis

See also

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

Case studies

Ordnance Survey data is providing Transport Scotland with the best possible detail as it oversees construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing, due for completion in 2016.

Hampshire County Council uses geographic information to identify priority routes to be salted during bad winter weather.

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 Land-Form PROFILE 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.

Try it now

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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