OS MasterMap Imagery

Your real-world view of Great Britain

When you need the visual feel for a location, the aerial photography of OS MasterMap Imagery Layer gives you the real-world view.

OS MasterMap Imagery

Using OS MasterMap Imagery to check road markings, tree canopies or site entrances cuts down the need for site visits, so you can save money and manage time more efficiently. For engineers, for surveyors, for planners, this product is a revelation. With 25cm resolution, it is aligned to OS MasterMap Topo and is incredibly detailed, expertly colour-balanced and corrected for geometric distortions.

OS MasterMap Imagery is an off-the-shelf product for the whole of Great Britain and available in JPEG, TIFF and ECW formats. It is released quarterly in February, May, August and November.

Focus on Quality

Ordnance Survey has invested considerable resources and worked closely with its imagery suppliers to provide orthorectified imagery that achieves the consistently high quality expected by our customers.

Unlike other data sources, such as topographic data, imagery can be very subjective. It is difficult to quantify specific tolerances for atmospheric conditions, such as haze. We ensure our suppliers adhere to a detailed set of quality levels for the key aspects of imagery with an emphasis on data quality over image appearance alone. For instance priority is given to ensuring detail such as road markings can be seen within shadows and to positional accuracy.

OS MasterMap Imagery is fully orthorectified to provide a high level 1.1m RMSE (Root Mean Squared Error) accuracy and correct alignment with other detailed OS data products.

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Up-to-Date Imagery

OS MasterMap Imagery uses the same source imagery that underpins data updates for other large-scale OS products. More than 97% of OS MasterMap Imagery is less than five years old; 90% is less than three years old. Contact us to check imagery currency for your area of interest.

Each OS MasterMap Imagery tile is accompanied by a separate XML metadata file in a consistent format across every image in the layer. The metadata is extremely detailed and includes information ranging from imagery capture date to photographic lens focal length.

Documentation & Resources

As part of our support for OS MasterMap Imagery Layer, we provide a full, up-to-date library of documentation and resources, including product guides and technical specifications.

Documentation & Resources
Documentation & Resources

Related Products

OS MasterMap Topo

OS MasterMap Topo

The OS MasterMap Topography Layer, more commonly known as OS MasterMap Topo, is the most detailed and accurate view of Great Britain’s landscape – from roads and fields, to buildings, trees, fences, paths and more. In a business of any kind, OS MasterMap Topo will enable you to make assured location-based decisions about your assets, services, environmental risks, customers and operations.

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OS Map Data

Ordnance Survey (OS) Map Data

OS Map Data includes a wide range of digital maps and data products from Ordnance Survey – the national mapping agency for Great Britain. It produces and manages data of unparalleled depth, breadth and accuracy, maintaining the definitive record of Britain’s geographic features, relied on by government, business and individuals.

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Our Added Value

By licensing OS map data products through Europa Technologies, you will automatically receive the following benefits, usually charged additionally by many of our competitors:

  • Free Data Life Support – any questions or issues with the product during the licence period, just ask!
  • Broad range of formats available – Ordnance Survey supply their products in limited formats but we can convert into all common GIS formats such as MapInfo TAB, Esri Shapefile, Esri File GeoDatabase and others.
  • Expert advice from an award-winning Ordnance Survey Licensed Partner and Ordnance Survey Accredited Consultant.

If you have a requirement for Ordnance Survey data, or are an existing licence holder and are considering a new supplier, please contact us.

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How can we help you?

If you have any questions about OS MasterMap Imagery or would like to place an order, please contact one of our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you.