OS MasterMap Topography Layer allows you to reference your data to any real-world feature, helping you to manage your organisation's assets. This page contains support documents, technical information and FAQs including documentation for Building Height Attribute and Sites Layer.
Topography layer product guide (PDF)
Discover the range of features available with OS MasterMap Topography Layer.
Building Height Attribute overview (PDF)
The Overview introduces the product and gives context for all users. It highlights key features, provides examples of potential uses for the product and lists details like file sizes, supply formats, etc.
Building Height Attribute getting started guide (PDF)
The Getting Started Guide provides instructions for using the product in different software applications. Users with limited technical knowledge will be able to follow this guide.
Sites Layer user guide (PDF)
OS MasterMap Sites Layer provides a nationally maintained view of the detailed extents of important locations such as airports, schools, hospitals, utility and infrastructure sites and more.
All the technical specifications and user guides for OS MasterMap Topography Layer, Building Height Attribute and Sites Layer.
Topography Layer technical specification (PDF)
OS MasterMap Topography Layer provides the most detailed and accurate large scale representation of Great Britain available from Ordnance Survey.
Building Height Attribute technical specification (PDF)
The Technical Specification provides detailed technical information about the product. It is targeted at technical users and software developers.
Sites Layer technical specification (PDF)
Sites Layer is intended to enhance analytical use of the information contained in OS MasterMap Topography Layer.
|Key Features||What this product offers|
|Themes||- OS MasterMap Topography Layer – buildings, heritage & antiquities. - OS MasterMap Sites Layer – education, medical care, rail transport, road transport, water transport, utility, and industrial.|
|Update frequency||- OS MasterMap Topography Layer – every six weeks (view release schedule) thanks to continuous and cyclic revision. - OS MasterMap Sites Layer – every six months. - Building Height Attribute – this is an alpha release currently under development.|
|Coverage||- OS MasterMap Topography Layer – Great Britain (define your own area of interest or take advantage of pre-defined areas of interest). - OS MasterMap Sites Layer – Great Britain (order 5km2 tiles to cover your Topography Layer area of interest). - Building Height Attribute – see our interactive coverage map.|
|Format||- OS MasterMap Topography Layer – GML 2.1.2 - OS MasterMap Sites Layer – GML 3.2.1 - Building Height Attribute – CSV|
|Supply||- OS MasterMap Topography Layer and Sites Layer – FTP (for orders under 2Gb) and DVD. - Building Height Attribute – Members of mapping agreements can download this from the members' area. Partners and direct customers should contact their account manager.|
|Data structure||Vector (points, lines, polygons and text)|
|Scale||1:1250 to 1:10 000|