1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster

The digital alternative to our popular OS Explorer paper map series, this is a high-quality map of Great Britain, available in 10km square tiles.


1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster is the must-have map in any navigation app or device for hikers and cyclists. It depicts the landscape with detail and clarity that’s unsurpassed at this scale.

For emergency responders, this map can help you quickly and safely to incidents in remote areas. Field boundaries are included, along with contours, vegetation, scree and shoreline detail.

When you need map extracts for a consultation document, or a magazine for walkers, 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster TIFF files can be opened and annotated in software like Photoshop and InDesign.

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Retina resolution

We give you 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster at a resolution of 254 dpi – and Partners at a staggering 660 dpi – so it looks stunning on today’s high-resolution displays, whether on desktop, tablet or mobile.

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Helping ramblers and landowners

Along with a wide range of rights of way – footpaths, bridleways, National Trails and more – 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster shows 'access land' that’s open to all. Thanks to this level of detail, visitors can enjoy the countryside and keep out of trouble.

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Plenty of places to visit

Tourist and heritage attractions of many types are shown on this mapping, so leisure app users can use it to find their way to a place of interest, whether it breaks up a day’s walking or keeps the kids amused on a rainy day.


Key featuresWhat this product offers

TIFF 8-bit LZW compressed or TIFF packbit compressed.

Tile size

10 km x 10 km

Colour options

256 colours

Update frequency

Quarterly – March, June, September and December (change-only updates).


FTP (for orders under 2 Gb) and DVD


660 dpi or 254 dpi


Great Britain

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How is this data supplied and what do I need to use it?

1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster is available either by download or on DVD.

You'll need geographic information system (GIS) software to use it for spatial analysis. To work with the map tiles as images for use in posters or magazines, open them in Photoshop, InDesign or similar.

When were my map tiles last updated?

Please see our full tile list (our change-only update list shows the ones updated most recently).

See all FAQs for 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster ›


1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster is available under the following Licences:

Explore our data

You’re welcome to try out this data for free under our Data Exploration Licence.

Internal business use

When using OS data in your own business, you need our Framework Contract (Direct Customers) together with a data contract.

Creating products or services

To use this data commercially in your own products and services, or to distribute it, you will need to sign up to our Framework Contract (Partners) and a relevant defined use contract. This will vary depending on what you’re going to do with the data.

Collective mapping agreements

These products are available to members of public sector organisations under the following agreements:

Find out more in our Public sector licensing guide ›

This product is available under the:

  • Media Licence. We encourage the use of OS maps in the media – TV, films, print and online. Sign up free to give your consumers valuable context via an authoritative map.
  • Publishing licence. This is suitable for one-off publishing of maps in publications, on merchandising and websites.
View all licences ›

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Give it a try

Download a small area of 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster sample data

Or you can apply for a Data Exploration Licence to try out the real thing.

If you're in the public sector, this product is free of charge thanks to your mapping agreement.