1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster
The digital alternative to our popular OS Landranger paper map series, this is a high-quality map of Great Britain, available in 20km square tiles. Get data ›
1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster is a must-have map in any navigation app or device for walkers and cyclists. It depicts the landscape with superb detail and clarity.
For local planners, this map helps you spot brownfield sites ripe for development, and analyse the quality of local transport links. Railways and important roads are clearly colour-coded.
1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster helps emergency control centre staff respond more effectively to calls. With landmarks shown clearly on the map, they can ask distressed callers if they can see the local pub or church, to pinpoint incident locations quickly.
We give you 1:50 000 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.
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 by road, footpath or cycle route to a place of interest, whether it’s a sports centre or a nature reserve.
Ideal for desktop publishing
When you need map extracts for a consultation document or a published magazine, you can open 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster TIFF files in software like Photoshop and InDesign.
|Key features||What this product offers|
Various, including TIFF Palette 8 bit (256 colours) uncompressed and with LZW compression.
20km x 20km
Quarterly – March, June, September and December (change-only updates).
FTP (for orders smaller than 2 Gb) and DVD.
How is this data supplied and what do I need to use it?
1:50 000 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.
Can I define my own area
You can order 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster by user-defined areas:
- Specific tile identities;
- administrative region; or
- bounding box.
It's also available covering:
- Great Britain
Tiles are, however, supplied whole rather than being clipped to fit geographic areas.
My 1:50 000 Scale Colour Rasterdata isn't displaying correctly in my GIS. What's wrong?
Have you installed geo-referencing files in your GIS as well as the data? This is an early trouble-shooting step you should take.
Geo-referencing files contain the National Grid corner coordinates for each tile. They let you display tiles of raster map data in their correct geographical position when loaded into a geographical information system (GIS). Along with sea tiles, which complete sea areas at each zoom level, you can download them free from our website.
1:50 000 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 ›
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If you're in the public sector, this product is free of charge thanks to your mapping agreement.