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Features & Benefits
High-resolution backdrop map data includes:

  • a comprehensive range of features such as Roads, railways, vegetation, boundaries, urban Extent, buildings. 
  • Rich topographic data content 
  • Uncluttered and clean mapping 

1:25 000 Scale Colour Raster is the digital form of the popular OS Explorer Map. The detailed representation of the countryside makes it particularly helpful if you want to analyse the environment in a rural area.
You can also use it as a backdrop map to add a geographical context to your own information, such as showing customers where your shops are.

Central Government, Defence, Education, Insurance, Local Government, Public Safety, Utilities, Private sector

Background mapping

Data Type
ArcGIS Online Tile Layer 

Great Britain

Data Scale

1:75,000 and smaller scales - Strategi
1:50,000 - Strategi + VectorMap District
1:25,000 - OS 1:25k Colour Raster
1:10,000 - OS 1:25k Colour Raster (optimium viewing scale)
1:5,000 - OS 1:25k Colour Raster

Update Frequency

Coordinate Reference System
British National Grid (OSGB36)