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Ordnance Survey Data OS 25K Explorer

Ordnance Survey Data OS 25K Explorer

The data equivalent of our OS Explorer paper map series, 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster tiles are high-quality digital maps that you can embed in your GPS device or mobile app, or use to enhance sales brochures.

Benefits and key features

Using 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster in your desktop or mobile app – as we have done with OS MapFinder and OS Getamap – is just one way to use the data.

  • Create a compelling outdoor leisure mobile proposition by embedding 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster data in your hand-held GPS device.
  • Enhance sales brochures and other printed literature using extracts from individual map files via popular image editing and desktop publishing applications like Photoshop and InDesign.

If you're in the public sector, your organisation can use it at no extra charge thanks to our mapping agreements.

Detailed rights of way

Benefits and key features

Understand where you can walk, ride or drive – and where you aren't permitted to do so.

Incredible level of detail

Benefits and key features

See clearly the shape of hills, fields, woodland and many other landscape features.

High quality cartography

Benefits and key features

Drawn by skilled professionals, the map detail is accurate, quality assured and easy on the eye.

Case studies

Case studies

Mapping to monitor aircraft noise

The Civil Aviation Authority’s Environmental Research and Consultancy Department (ERCD) provides the Government with technical support and research into the effects of aircraft noise.

Case studies

Making the most of public sector assets by sharing land and buildings

Combining or sharing assets is just one of the ways in which public sector organisations are reducing costs and improving efficiencies, as the local council and NHS in Ayrshire demonstrate.

Case studies

Detailed map data puts England Coast Path on right track

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 will give people the right to walk around England’s coast. Natural England has started work on the England Coast Path, a new National Trail that will provide satisfactory, legally- secure access to the coast.

Case studies

Map-based reporting system saves council call centre advisors

With the help of Ordnance Survey data, Nottinghamshire County Council introduces a fault-reporting system that enhances the service to members of the public without additional costs and is 80% faster in response to enquiries.

Case studies

Pinpointing search locations – mapping for man's best friend

How Ordnance Survey data, overlaid with search areas and paths from the Scottish Police Services Authority GIS, has enabled the authority's Search and Rescue Dog Section to provide significantly-improved levels of service.

Licensing choices

You can license 1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster under a range of different contractual terms, tailored to how you wish to use it.

Find the right licence for you.


Key features


Tile size

Colour options

Update frequency



What this product offers

TIFF 8-bit LZW compressed or TIFF packbit compressed.

10 km x 10 km

256 colours

Quarterly – March, June, September and December (change-only updates).

FTP (for orders under 2 Gb) and DVD

Great Britain

Pricing is based on a number of factors. Please contact us by email with as much information as you can give of your requirement or call 01280 840770 and we can discuss