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OS Terrain 50

Add the third dimension to your regional-scale applications.

OS Terrain 50

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OS Terrain 50

Benefits and key features

  • Identify the best sites for new mobile phone masts by analysing the impact of terrain on radio wave propogation.
  • Generate 3D landscape visualisations for exhibition at public consultations.
  • Bring the landscape to life in outdoor exploration and navigation apps.
  • Use the type of data – gridded digital terrain model or 10m contours and spot heights – that's right for your needs.

If you need a more detailed height dataset for precision analysis, we recommend OS Terrain 5.

An OS OpenData product

OS Terrain 50 is FREE to view, download and use for commercial, educational and personal purposes.

An OS OpenData product

Unlocking GI

OS Terrain 50 has a dedicated following; it's being used in mobile apps and Minecraft to create 3D landscape models. Download it today.

Unlocking GI

Clever contours

Each individual contour – from Ben Nevis to mean low water – combined with spot heights, enable you to visualise the landscape.

Clever contours

OS Terrain 50

Specifications

DTM gridContours
FormatGrid pointsVector points and lines
Data structureGML 3.2 and ASCIIGML 3.2 and Esri® shapefile
ResolutionPost spacing of 50mVertical interval of 10m
Tile size10km x 10km
Scale1:50 000
SupplyDownload
Update FrequencyAnnually
CoverageGreat Britain

OS Terrain 50

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