OS Terrain 5 is ideal for 3D visualisations. It models significant landscape features including roads, railways, slopes, quarries and lakes, and offers a typical accuracy level greater than 2m RMSE.
You can quickly understand the impact of flash floods on roads, homes and other major infrastructure. You're able to assess the lie of the land on-screen, reducing the need for time-consuming site visits.
OS Terrain 5 adds the third dimension to OS MasterMap Topography Layer. You won't find another height product with this level of consistency, currency and detail.
A true virtual landscape
OS Terrain 5 is the height data you need to model construction projects within the wider landscape. This helps you give planners an accurate virtual view of your plans and the steps you’re taking to minimise their visual impact on the surrounding area.
Harness the elements
OS Terrain 5 helps you analyse wind speed and signal propagation. This is important when siting wind turbines, best located in exposed upland areas to maximise their power output, and mobile phone masts, which serve ever more data-hungry users.
With both 5m grid and 5m contours in GML, Esri shape and ASCII grid available for one price, OS Terrain 5 puts the detailed analysis of Great Britain’s landscape within reach.
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.
|Key Features||What this product offers|
|Format||GML 3.2 and ASCII grid for DTM, GML 3.2 and Esri shapefile for contours|
|Resolution||Grid: 5m post spacing. Contours: vertical interval of 5m|
|Tile size||5km x 5km|
|Supply||Download (annual contract)|
|Update frequency||Quarterly – January, April, July and October|