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British Isles Map Data



British Isles Map Data


people's map


1:1000,000 - People's Overview


The People's Overview Data for the British Isles - until recently known as the XYZ British Isles data set - is an extract from the 1:1 million scale European vector dataset. First released in 2003, the British Isles data has now been extensively updated for its 2009 release. The data is available as a vector data set, for example for ArcView / ArcGIS, and as a matching raster image (see picture below).



1:1 million map


The principal benefits of the People's Overview data set are:

  • It comes in multiple formats and when purchasing the entire dataset, MapInfo workspace or ArcGIS project files are included to allow you to open and display the data easily.
  • It is fully attributed and indexed to allow quick and easy searching.
  • It contains a wealth of useful content to provide a background map for a great many tasks, such as mapping your sales performance, defining territories, etc.
  • There are both vector and raster versions of the People's Overview data.
  • It is highly cost effective - there are no annual fees or royalties for normal users.
  • It is regularly updated - you choose if and when to get a new version for a third of the then list price.
  • Although originally based on the Digital Chart of the World, months, and indeed years have been spent updating and improving the data.
  • We are gradually bringing the map data into alignment with the latest remote sensing images. In the areas we have done so far (all in England) the positionally accuracy is around +/- 10 metres.
  • The data integrates with the XYZ Postcode Area, District and Sector map layers.
  • Optional extra layers include Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
  • You can purchase a publication licence for world-wide rights enabling you to produce maps for sale.

The people's overview vector data map


The People's Overview vector data for the British Isles showing enhanced coastal & rail detail.


contours map


The new revised contours (coloured) compared to the original DCW 300m contours (black lines).

Layer Information
The following is a list of the individual vector data sets that make up the People's Overview data, along with associated codes (N.B. Some codes apply to the People's Streets (1:10,000) data rather than the People's Overview).


political map

Political


The poltical/adminisitrative layers for the British Isles currently include lines and polygons for all country and county boundaries as well as some council district boundaries.


Polylines

126.01 - INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY
126.02 - INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY THROUGH WATER
126.03 - DISPUTED INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY (e.g. Kashmir)
126.04 - CEASE FIRE LINE (e.g. Cyprus)
126.10 - 1st ORDER - PROVINCIAL BOUNDARY
126.11 - 1st ORDER - PROVINCIAL BOUNDARY THROUGH WATER
126.12 - COASTLINE
126.14 - 2nd ORDER - COUNTY/SHIRE BOUNDARY
126.17 - 3rd ORDER – BOROUGH/DISTRICT BOUNDARYM


Polygons

26.01 - UNITARY / COUNTY BOUNDARY
26.02 - DISTRICT BOUNDARY
26.03 - MP CONSTITUENCY
26.04 - STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY
26.05 - EDUCATIONAL BOARD
26.06 - LOCAL WARD
26.07 - PRIMARY CARE TRUSTS (England & Wales)


towns point map
Towns (Point)

There are currently over 17,000 Towns marked and named in the People's Overview for the British Isles. These are conveniently coded by population size in the following manner:

137.01 - CAPITAL CITY 137.11 - POPULATION >= 500,000
137.12 - POPULATION >= 100,000 AND < 500,000
137.13 - POPULATION >= 50,000 AND < 100,000
137.14 - POPULATION >= 25,000 AND < 50,000
137.15 - POPULATION < 25,000


towns point map

Roads (Polyline)


The People's Map currently has 100% of all Motorways and A-roads for the British Isles, which are used in the People's Overview. The People's Map also have roughly 50% of all B-roads, but certainly require the contribution of People's Map members to finish off roads for the People's Streets. The following is a list of Road codes associated with the People's Map data:


MOTORWAYS

1.01 - MOTORWAY
1.02 - MOTORWAY, TUNNELLED
1.03 - MOTORWAY, SLIP ROAD
1.04 - MOTORWAY, SERVICE AREA SLIP ROAD
1.05 - MOTORWAY, SLIP ROAD, TUNNELLED

PRIMARY ROADS

2.01 - PRIMARY, DUAL CARRIAGEWAY
2.02 - PRIMARY, DUAL, TUNNELLED
2.03 - PRIMARY, SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY
2.04 - PRIMARY, SINGLE TUNNELLED
2.05 - PRIMARY, SLIP ROADS


A CLASS ROADS

3.01 - A CLASS, DUAL CARRIAGEWAY
3.02 - A CLASS, DUAL, TUNNELLED
3.03 - A CLASS, SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY
3.04 - A CLASS, SINGLE, TUNNELLED
3.05 - A CLASS, SLIP ROADS


B CLASS ROADS

4.01 - B CLASS, DUAL CARRIAGEWAY
4.02 - B CLASS, DUAL, TUNNELLED
4.03 - B CLASS, SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY
4.04 - B CLASS, SINGLE, TUNNELLED
4.05 - B CLASS, SLIP ROAD


UNCLASSIFIED ROADS

5.01 - UNCLASSIFIED ROAD, DUAL
5.02 - UNCLASSIFIED ROAD, SINGLE
5.03 - UNCLASSIFIED ROAD, TUNNELLED
5.04 - MINOR UNCLASSIFIED ROAD
5.05 - MINOR UNCLASSIFIED ROAD, TUNNELLED
5.06 - UNNAMED UNCLASSIFIED ROAD
5.07 - UNCLASSIFIED SLIP ROAD
5.08 - RESTRICTED ACCESS ROAD (PUBLIC)
5.09 - STREET MARKET
5.10 - TRACK
5.11 - PEDESTRIAN STREET
5.12 - PRIVATE ROAD


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

6.01 - MOTORWAY, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.02 - PRIMARY DUAL, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.03 - PRIMARY SINGLE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.04 - A CLASS DUAL, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.05 - A CLASS SINGLE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.06 - B CLASS DUAL, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.07 - B CLASS SINGLE, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
6.08 - UNCLASSIFIED, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
137.15 - POPULATION < 25,000


rail polyline map

Rail (Polyline)


7.01 - RAILWAY
7.02 - RAILWAY, TUNNELLED
7.03 - RAILWAY, SIDINGS
7.04 - RAILWAY, NARROW GAUGE
7.05 - RAILWAY, NARROW GAUGE TUNNELLED
7.06 - RAILWAY, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
7.07 - TOURIST RAILWAY
7.08 - TRAM / METRO LINE
7.09 - RAIL TUNNEL MOUTH
7.10 - HIGH SPEED RAILWAY


drainage and water features map

Drainage & Other Water Features


Drainage (Polyline)

108.01 - RIVER A (WIDEST)
108.02 - RIVER B
108.03 - RIVER C (NARROWEST)
108.10 - RIVER IMPERMANENT A (WIDEST)
108.11 - RIVER IMPERMANENT B
108.12 - RIVER IMPERMANENT C (NARROWEST)
108.30 - DAM WALL A (ON LOCH A)
108.31 - DAM WALL B (ON LOCH B)
108.32 - DAM WALL C (ON LOCH C)
8.01 - RIVER, SINGLE LINE
8.02 - CANAL, SINGLE LINE
8.03 - CANAL TUNNEL
8.04 - LOCK GATE
8.05 - AQUEDUCT
8.06 - WEIR / WATERFALL


Other Water Features (Polygon)

108.40 - LOCH A (e.g. Lake Superior)
108.41 - LOCH B (e.g. Lake Titicaca)
108.42 - LOCH C (e.g. Loch Lomond)
108.50 - IMPERMANENT LOCH A
108.51 - IMPERMANENT LOCH B
108.52 - IMPERMANENT LOCH C
108.60 - OCEAN
108.61 - MARSH
108.62 - ICE CAP OR GLACIER
108.70 - SALT LOCH A
108.71 - SALT LOCH B
108.72 - SALT LOCH C
109.01 - SAND DUNES


contours map

Contours map


Contours

0.00 - ELEVATION 0 - 100m
1.00 - ELEVATION 100 - 200m
2.00 - ELEVATION 200 - 300m
3.00 - ELEVATION 300 - 400m
4.00 - ELEVATION 400 - 500m
5.00 - ELEVATION 500 - 600m
6.00 - ELEVATION 600 - 700m
7.00 - ELEVATION 700 - 800m
8.00 - ELEVATION 800 - 900m
9.00 - ELEVATION 900 - 1000m
10.00 - ELEVATION 1000 - 1100m
11.00 - ELEVATION 1100 - 1200m
12.00 - ELEVATION 1200 - 1300m
13.00 - ELEVATION 1300 - 1400m
14.00 - ELEVATION 1400 - 1500m