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1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster support

The data equivalent of our OS Landranger paper map series, 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster tiles are high-quality digital maps that you can embed in your GPS device or mobile app.

Can I define my own area?

Yes, it is possible to order user defined areas by:

  • Specific tile identities;
  • administrative region; or
  • bounding box.


The product is also available by;

  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Although Tiles are supplied whole and not clipped to fit geographic areas.

Does Ordnance Survey provide a list of updated tiles?

Ordnance Survey provides a list of tiles that were updated for the latest release on the product Technical Information page. The product is updated in March, June September and December.

Can I georeference the data file?

To locate 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster data tiles in their correct geographic position in a GIS they need to be 'georeferenced'. Refer to the Technical Information or follow the link below about geo-referencing.

Geo-referencing information

Can I convert it into a monochrome image?

It depends on which software package you are using. Some packages have a facility whereby you can load the colour image onto a computer and, using one of the command drop-down menus, select the greyscale option. This will change the colours on an image to shades of grey (greyscale). This is not the same output as monochrome where features in the file are either black or white.

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