Foundation Maps

Vector maps that provide an overview of Great Britain and Ireland. Take a look below to see images, features and potential usage ideas.

OS 1:50 000 Scale Gazetteer - GazetteerMap

GazetteerMap

GazetteerMap is a place name reference resource, which allows you to find and centre the map on the names of settlements, farms, natural features, lakes and reservoirs. It is made up of a set of point locations in GB (including the Isle of Man).

Application:

  • Place name reference resource
  • Excellent place name locator
  • Find and centre the map on the names of settlements, farms, natural features, lakes and reservoirs.

Features:

  • It consists of the names included in the 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset (RangerMap), with coordinates at the centre of the 1km grid square containing the start of each name
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Fits closely with RangerMap product derived from the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset

Scales on screen:

  • 1:5,000,000 to 1:50,000

Storage:

  • 208MB for full GB coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, AutoCAD DXF, Illustrator EPS and others

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Great Britain as a whole or a selected area (priced per record)
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OS Strategi - StratMap

StratMap

StratMap is based on the Ordnance Survey Strategi dataset, made up of a set of vector layers covering GB (including the Isle of Man). The vector layers have been cartographically styled to form an attractive backdrop map. It is ideal for simplified route planning, drive time analysis, environmental analysis and customised graphic output.

Application:

  • Simplified route planning and drive time analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • What if? scenario planning
  • Statistical analysis for decision making
  • Customised graphic output

Features:

  • Roads and railways, canals, rivers, lakes and woodland areas
  • Cartographically positioned annotation text
  • National park, regional park and forest park polygon regions
  • Counties, districts and unitary authorities
  • Wide range of symbols for tourist-related features
  • Find any features from the names included as attribute data
  • Full set of feature codes to classify each type of feature
  • A workspace (for use in MapInfo Professional GIS) or project file (for use in ESRI ArcView/GIS) opens all the layers and sets zoom layer thresholds that determine when the layers are visible
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • All features fit closely with the dataset derived from 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster from Ordnance Survey (TourerMap)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:5,000,000 to 1:50,000

Storage:

  • 430MB for full GB coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, AutoCAD DXF, Illustrator EPS and others

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Great Britain or selected area (priced per sq km)

Alternative coverage:

  • Northern Ireland companion product derived from part of Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:250,000 Scale Vector dataset (StratMap OSNI)
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OS Meridian 2 - MidiMap

MidiMap

Meridian 2 is ideally suited for major roads routing, site location planning and territory management. It is made up of vector layers covering Great Britain (not including the Isle of Man). There is also a digital terrain model, using a 200m grid for the heights above sea level.

Application:

  • Customisable backdrop mapping
  • Major roads routing
  • Site location planning
  • Territory management
  • Environmental analysis

Features:

  • Districts and counties, each including unitary authorities
  • Lakes, woods and urban areas as regions
  • Rivers, canals, coastline and administrative boundaries
  • Text labels for settlements and water features
  • The location of boundaries is accurate to within 50m. This is within one pixel on screen at scales of up to 1:200,000
  • Tile edges dissolved to form continuous layers
  • A workspace (for use in MapInfo Professional GIS) or project file (for use in ESRI ArcView/GIS) opens all the layers and sets zoom layer thresholds that determine when the layers are visible
  • The British National Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • Fits closely with the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster (RangerMap). Also available as separate themes: the topography theme (TopoMap) and the communications theme (TravelMap)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:2,000,000 to 1:20,000

Storage:

  • 880MB for full GB coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, AutoCAD DXF, Illustrator EPS and others

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Great Britain as a whole or as selected area (priced per sq km)

Alternative coverage:

  • Northern Ireland companion product derived from Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland 1:50,000 Scale Vector dataset - MidiMap OSNI
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OSNI 1:250 000 Scale Vector - StratMap OSNI

OSNI-StratMap

StratMap OSNI is based on the complete Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) Small Scale (1:250,000 Scale) dataset, made up of vector layers. The vector layers have been cartographically styled to form an attractive backdrop map. It is ideal for environmental analysis, statistical analysis and customised graphic output.

Application:

  • ¬†Environmental analysis
  • What if? scenario planning
  • Statistical analysis for decision making
  • Customised graphic output

Features:

  • Roads and railways, canals, rivers, lakes and woodland areas
  • Cartographically positioned annotation text
  • Find any features from the names included as attribute data
  • Full set of feature codes to classify each type of feature
  • A workspace (for use in MapInfo Professional GIS) or project file (for use in ESRI ArcView/GIS) opens all the layers and sets zoom layer thresholds that determine when the layers are visible
  • The Irish Transverse Mercator Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • The coastline fits closely with the dataset derived from OSNI 1:250,000 Scale Raster (TourerMap OSNI)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:5,000,000 to 1:50,000

Storage:

  • 90MB for full NI coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, AutoCAD DXF, Illustrator EPS and others

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Northern Ireland or selected area (priced per sq km)

Alternative coverage:

  • Great Britain companion product derived from the Ordnance Survey Strategi dataset (StratMap)
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OSNI 1:50 000 Scale Vector - MidiMap OSNI

MidiMap-OSNI

MidiMap OSNI is based on the complete Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) Small Scale (1:50,000 Scale) dataset, made up of vector layers. It is ideal for major roads routing, customisable backdrop mapping and site location and environmental analysis. It consists of topographic features including lakes, urban areas, plus rivers, canals and the coastline, together with text labels for settlements and water features. It also contains all driveable roads (other than dead-ends shorter than 200m), junctions and roundabouts, plus national railway routes and named stations.

Application:

  • Major roads routing
  • Customisable backdrop mapping
  • Site location planning
  • Territory management
  • Environmental analysis

Features:

  • All driveable roads (other than dead-ends shorter than 200m), junctions and roundabouts, plus national railway routes and named stations
  • Text labels for settlements and water features
  • Districts and counties
  • Lakes, woods and urban areas as regions
  • Rivers, canals, coastline and administrative boundaries
  • A workspace (for use in MapInfo Professional GIS) or project file (for use in ESRI ArcView/GIS) opens all the layers and sets zoom layer thresholds that determine when the layers are visible
  • The Irish Transverse Mercator Grid co-ordinate system is used

Compatibility:

  • This dataset includes the Topography theme as in TopoMap OSNI, plus the Communications theme as in TravelMap OSNI, both of which are available separately. It fits closely with the dataset derived from the OSNI 1:50,000 Scale Colour Raster dataset (RangerMap OSNI)

Scales on screen:

  • 1:2,000,000 to 1:20,000

Storage:

  • About 60MB for full NI coverage in MapInfo TAB format

Formats:

  • MapInfo TAB, ESRI SHP, AutoCAD DXF, Illustrator EPS and others

Licence fees:

  • Payable annually, including one update per year

Coverage:

  • Northern Ireland as a whole, or as a selected area (priced per sq km)

Alternative coverage:

  • Great Britain companion product derived from the Ordnance Survey Meridian 2 dataset (MidiMap)
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