Backdrop Maps

Raster maps for excellent cartography that are optimised for use within GIS. Take a look below to see images, features and potential usage ideas.

OS Street View - PlannerMap

PlannerMap

PlannerMap is a backdrop raster map product derived from OS Street View dataset (simplified from OS Landplan), covering GB (not including the Isle of Man). We also include our PlaceMap dataset free of charge, which is a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  •  Vehicle tracking
  • Location planning
  • Asset management

Features:

  • There is also a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS
  • Gazetteer of over 57,000 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • Subtle pastel colours are used, so any overlay layers can be seen more readily
  • Ready to use with a seamless table for MapInfo software or image catalogue for ESRI software
  • The nominal scale of these images is 1:5,000 (about 12 inches to 1 mile) and the resolution is 5 dots/mm (127 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents ½m square
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Main feature colours consistent with OS MiniScale (OutlineMap), OS 1:250,000 Scale colour Raster (TourerMap) and OS 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster (RangerMap)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:6,000 to 1:1,000

Storage:

  • 0.7MB per 5km x 5km tile on average. LZW compression is used for TIFF

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Great Britain or selected area (priced per 5 sq km tile)
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OS VectorMap Local Colour Raster

Birmingham

This is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey VectorMap Local Colour Raster made up of a set of raster images covering GB (not including the Isle of Man).

Application:

  • Contextual map data to display analytical information
  • Vehicle tracking or routing backdrop
  • Location planning & asset management
  • Find over 57,000 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages.

Features:

  • Clearly legible street and important building names
  • Minimised storage size
  • Seamless tables enable the effective use of memory as they load and unload images when required
  • LZW compression is used
  • A workspace or project file is supplied
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Scales on screen:

  • 1:3,000 to 1:15,000

Storage:

  • 3.6MB per 5km x 5km tile on average

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS systems

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Great Britain or selected area (priced per 5 km sq tile)
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OS 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster - RoverMap

RoverMap

RoverMap is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Scale Colour Raster (as used in the OS Explorer Map series), covering GB (not including the Isle of Man). We also include our PlaceMap dataset free of charge, which is a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Environmental analysis
  • Development and land use planning

Features:

  • Familiar map appearance, with cartographically positioned text
  • Spot heights and 10m altitude contours
  • Estimate grid references from the labeled 1km National Grid squares
  • Line details such as fences, walls and hedges
  • Over 57,000 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • Supplied as 10km square images, available in any combination
  • Uses memory effectively, as seamless tables load and unload images when required
  • The nominal scale of these images is 1:25,000 (about 2½ inches to 1 mile) and the resolution is 10 dots/mm (254 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents 2½m square
  • A workspace or project file is supplied
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Scales on screen:

  • 1:20,000 to 1:5,000

Storage:

  • 3.4MB per 10km x 10km tile on average

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Great Britain, or selected area (priced per 10 sq km tile)
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OS 1:50 000 Scale Colour Raster - RangerMap

RangerMap

RangerMap is a backdrop raster map product derived from the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster (as used in the OS Landranger Map series), covering GB (including the Isle of Man). It consists of raster images. We also include our PlaceMap dataset free of charge, which is a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Development and land use planning
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Vehicle routing
  • Asset management
  • Marketing analysis

Features:

  • Town-level map, with cartographically positioned text
  • Main feature colours consistent with OS MiniScale (OutlineMap), 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster (TourerMap) and OS StreetView (PlannerMap)
  • Assess terrain height with spot heights and contours at 10m
  • Subtle pastel colours are used, so any overlay layers can be seen more readily
  • Gazetteer of over 57,000 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • Supplied as 20km square images, available in any combination
  • Vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used
  • A workspace or project file is supplied

Compatibility:

  • Fits with TravelMap and TopoMap both derived from the OS Meridian 2 dataset

Scales on screen:

  • 1:35,000 to 1:6,000

Storage:

  • 2MB per 20km x 20km tile on average. LZW compression is used for TIFF

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Great Britain, or selected area (priced per tile)

Alternative coverage:

  • Northern Ireland companion product derived from Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:50,000 Scale Raster dataset (RangerMap OSNI)
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OS 1:250 000 Scale Colour Raster - TourerMap

TourerMap

TourerMap is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset, made up of a set of raster images covering GB (including the Isle of Man). We also include our PlaceMap dataset free of charge, which is a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Route planning
  • General backdrop mapping
  • Territory planning
  • TourerMap has a familiar appearance, with cartographically positioned text.
  • Clear map details are optimised for computer displays, making it ideal for use on your intranet or on an Internet site.
  • You can assess terrain height with spot heights, contours and altitude tinting.

Features:

  • Familiar map appearance, with cartographically positioned text
  • Clear map details, optimised for computer displays
  • Storage size has been minimised by reduction of colour depth
  • Find over 57,000 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • Supplied as 100km square images, available in any combination
  • Use memory effectively, as seamless tables load and unload images when required
  • The nominal scale of these images is 1:250,000 (about 1 inch to 4 miles) and the resolution is 10 dots/mm (254 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents 25m square
  • A workspace or project file is supplied
  • The colour images all use the same 4-bit palette of 16 colours. These are web-safe colours that avoid dithering if you use any computer set to 256 colours or more
  • The edges between adjacent colours are slightly softened to improve the appearance.
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Main feature colours fit with OS MiniScale (OutlineMap), OS 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster (RangerMap) and OS StreetView (PlannerMap). Fits with OS Strategi (StratMap).

Scales on screen:

  • 1:200,000 to 1:30,000

Storage:

  • 3.6MB per 100km x 100km tile on average

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Great Britain or selected area (priced per tile)

Alternative coverage:

  • Northern Ireland companion product derived from Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:250,000 Scale Raster dataset (TourerMap OSNI)
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OS Miniscale - OutlineMap

OutlineMap

OutlineMap is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey MiniScale dataset. It is made up of a set of raster images covering GB (including the Isle of Man).

Application:

  • Print use (magazine or brochure illustrations)
  • Territory planning

Features:

  • Single image file provides national cover
  • Includes road and rail routes, cities and main towns, plus administrative boundaries
  • A workspace or project file is supplied
  • A georeferencing file positions the image
  • The nominal scale of the image is 1:1,000,000 (about 1 inch to 16 miles) and the resolution is 11.8 dots/mm (300 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents 84.7m square
  • The colour image uses a 4-bit palette of 16 colours. These are web-safe colours that avoid dithering if you use any computer set to 256 colours or more
  • The edges between adjacent colours are slightly softened to improve the appearance
  • LZW compression is used
  • This data product is based on the Ordnance Survey graphic dataset used for OS Route Maps
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Main feature colours consistent with OS 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster (TourerMap), OS 1:50,000 Scale Raster (RangerMap) and OS StreetView (PlannerMap)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:1,000,000 to 1:200,000

Storage:

  • 4.5MB in total for full GB coverage in MapInfo TAB & TIFF format

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG, EPS and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Great Britain
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OSNI 1:10 000 Scale Raster - TrackerMap OSNI

OSNI-TrackerMap

TrackerMap is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland 1:10,000 dataset. There is also a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in MapInfo Professional.

Application:

  • Contextual map data to display analytical information
  • Overview to show detailed site locations
  • Vehicle tracking or routing backdrop
  • Location planning
  • Find over 400 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages. Read clearly the names of every street and important building.

Features:

  • Outstandingly clear street-level mapping, with cartographically positioned text
  • Similar to OS Street View (PlannerMap) images but with additional line details such as fences, walls and hedges
  • Storage size has been minimised by sub-sampling and reduction of colour depth
  • Subtle pastel colours are used, so any overlay layers can be seen more readily
  • Uses memory effectively, as seamless tables load and unload images when required
  • A workspace or project file is supplied
  • The Irish Transverse Mercator Grid co-ordinate system is used

Scales on screen:

  • 1:10,000 to 1:2,000

Storage:

  • 4.4GB per 5km x 5km tile on average

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Northern Ireland or selected area (priced per tile)
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OSNI 1:50 000 Scale Raster - RangerMap OSNI

OSNI-RangerMap

RangerMap OSNI is a backdrop raster map product derived from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset. There is also a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Development and land use planning
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Vehicle routing
  • Asset management
  • Marketing analysis

Features:

  • Town-level map, with cartographically positioned text
  • Main feature colours consistent with TourerMap OSNI
  • Subtle pastel colours are used, so any overlay layers can be seen more readily
  • Assess terrain height with spot heights and contours at 10m
  • Gazetteer of over 400 settlements: towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • Supplied as 20km square images, available in any combination
  • The Irish Transverse Mercator Grid co-ordinate system is used
  • Ready to use with a seamless table for MapInfo software or image catalogue for ESRI software
  • A georeferencing file positions each image and a seamless table opens all the files required for the current map view
  • The nominal scale of these images is 1:50,000 (about 1¼ inch to 1 mile) and the resolution is 10 dots/mm (254 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents 5m square

Compatibility:

  • Fits with TravelMap OSNI and TopoMap OSNI which are both derived from OSNI 1:50,000 Scale Vector. Main feature colours consistent with TourerMap OSNI, derived from OSNI 1:250,000 Scale Raster

Scales on screen:

  • 1:35,000 to 1:6,000

Storage:

  • 2MB per 20km x 20km tile on average. LZW compression is used for TIFF, or 115MB for national coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • Northern Ireland or selected area (priced per tile)

Alternative coverage:

  • Great Britain companion product derived from the Ordnance Survey Great Britain 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset (RangerMap)
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OSNI 1:250 000 Scale Raster - TourerMap OSNI

OSNI-TourerMap

TourerMap is a backdrop raster map product based on the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:250,000 dataset. There is also a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Route planning
  • General backdrop mapping
  • Territory planning
  • Ideal for use on your intranet or the Internet

Features:

  • Familiar map appearance, with cartographically positioned text
  • Clear map details, optimised for computer displays
  • Assess terrain height with spot heights, contours and altitude tinting
  • Storage size has been minimised by reduction of colour depth
  • Gazetteer of approx 400 place names included
  • Use memory effectively, as seamless tables load and unload images when required
  • The Irish Transverse Mercator Grid co-ordinate system is used
  • A workspace or project file is supplied

Compatibility:

  • Fits with OSNI 1:250,000 Scale Vector - StratMap OSNI. Main feature colours consistent with 1:50,000 Scale Raster (RangerMap OSNI) and OS Street View (PlannerMap OSNI)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:200,000 to 1:30,000

Storage:

  • 105 MB in TAB/TIFF format

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Northern Ireland or selected area (priced per tile)
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NAVTEQ NAVSTREETS - RoadwayMap

RoadwayMap_BM

RoadwayMap is a backdrop raster map product derived from NAVTEQ NAVSTREETS data, covering the British Isles (including Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man & Channel Islands). It consists of a pyramid of raster layers.There is also a vector layer of place names suitable for use with the Find command in a GIS.

Application:

  • Vehicle tracking
  • Location planning
  • Development and land use planning
  • Marketing analysis
  • Asset management

Features:

  • Up to 8 raster layers (scales) available
  • Outstandingly clear street-level map appearance, with cartographically positioned text
  • Main feature colours consistent throughout the pyramid of raster scales
  • Gazetteer of over 57,000 settlements, towns, cities, suburbs and villages
  • A workspace or project file opens all the layers and sets zoom layer thresholds that determine when the layers are visible, to allow smooth transition when zooming
  • A georeferencing file positions each image and a seamless table opens all the files required for the current map view
  • The nominal scale of the most detailed images in this set is 1:5,000 (about 12 inches to 1 mile) and the resolution is 10 dots/mm (254 dpi)
  • Each pixel represents 1m square
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Roads fit perfectly with TrafficMap vector data product, also derived from NAVTEQ NAVSTREETS data

Scales on screen:

  • 1:1,000,000 to 1:3,000

Storage:

  • 7.0GB for 1:12,500 Scale British Isles coverage in MapInfo TAB/TIFF format. LZW compression is used

Formats:

  • TIFF, JPEG and others, along with georeferencing files for use in GIS

Coverage:

  • GB, UK or British Isles cover or selected areas (priced per region e.g. Wales). European coverage is available on request
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MapChest

MapChestVML

Mapping applications have developed tremendously over the last 10 years but are being held back by one key element – the map. MapChest puts the map back at the forefront of mapping.

Why backdrop mapping is holding back your mapping applications

You need your backdrop mapping to be clear, consistent and concise so that your data stands out at every zoom level and users can easily and simply zoom from one layer to another. Unfortunately Ordnance Survey’s standard backdrop mapping stack does not deliver well on these requirements. Its feature richness hides your asset data and the significant changes in styles between scales require real concentration as the users zooms.

A new solution is needed which delivers Ordnance Survey’s accuracy through a simplified, consistent mapping style. That solution is MapChest.

Solving the problem

MapChest is a consistent, simple and clear data stack designed specifically for use in all of your GIS environments. It is your one source of Tiffs, TABs, SHP, Tiles Caches and WMSs all in the same style, all in the same place – it is your MapChest.

Now the user can navigate easily from one map to another with the same features appearing in the same way. You can style your asset data once knowing that it will be crystal clear at every zoom layer.

The map now matches the technology

Specification

Delivery

In addition to making the core data more usable, the way that the data is made available for you has also been radically changed. MapChest is available in 4 different forms: As a Raster Stack, a Vector Stack, a Tile Cache and as a WMS. All of these formats are distributed from Dotted Eyes’ online platform MISO as a download or as a physical disk.

Content

Vector Raster Tile Cache WMS
Layers
  • Mastermap
  • Large Scale
  • Mastermap
  • 1:5,000
  • 1:10,000
  • 1:25,000
  • 1:50,000
  • 1:100,000
  • 1:250,000
  • Mastermap
  • 1:5,000
  • 1:10,000
  • 1:25,000
  • 1:50,000
  • 1:100,000
  • 1:250,000
  • Mastermap
  • 1:5,000
  • 1:10,000
  • 1:25,000
  • 1:50,000
  • 1:100,000
  • 1:250,000
Formats TAB, SHP Tiff PNG WMS
Supply Method Miso DataOptimiser - FTP or Disc delivery Miso DataStream
Frequency Matching Ordnance Survey

  • Currently Annual for mid-scale
  • Quarterly for MasterMap

General

All fees are exclusive of any Ordnance Survey licensing rights. It is assumed that all underlying data licensing requirements are covered by OpenData or collective licensing agreements such as the PSMA. The MapChest styling is subject to Dotted Eyes terms and conditions.

Costs for MISO Datastream are dependent on expected volumes and SLA requirement.

MapChest is issued for an area equivalent a complete County. (e.g. Portsmouth is considered to lie within and be part of Hampshire)

All data sets can be customised to your specific requirements. Please ask your account manager for further details.

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