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As Great Britain’s national mapping agency, we are responsible for keeping accurate, up-to-date location data and maps of GB for use by the private, public and third sectors.
We map GB’s topography, also known as “the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area” (Oxford). Every day a team of surveyors, pilots and analysts explore the country to discover changes to the topography and in doing so, take measurements and record these changes in our database.
If you’ve got that Friday feeling and would like some geo-fun, why not give our map slider game a go? I ‘m sure most of us played one of these games as children (some of us in ‘real life’ with plastic sliders, others of you on screen!). Simply move the blocks around the screen until you get the picture displayed in the correct order, showing a place in Britain using our OS MasterMap Topography Layer.
If you know where it is, let us know on the blog…and if you need a bit of help completing the puzzle, the image you’re trying to complete is down at the bottom of the page.
Customers of our OS MasterMap Topography Layer can now access information on the heights of almost 20 million buildings across Great Britain with the alpha release of our building height attributes. Released on 17 March, OS MasterMap Topography Layer – Building Height Attribute is a product enhancement to OS MasterMap Topography Layer, and available to licence holders at no additional cost.