OS Open Rivers

OS Open Rivers is a high-level view of watercourses in Great Britain.

  • Understand the water network at a ‘high level’ with generalised geometry and network connectivity
  • View a network of main rivers, identifying the main river course along its full length
  • Contains official water course name for consistency when sharing data
  • It conforms to defined geospatial standards, making for easier GIS and software set-up
  • Free to use for commercial, educational and personal purposes

Usage

  • Understand the water network at a ‘high level’ with generalised geometry and network connectivity
  • View a network of main rivers, identifying the main river course along its full length
  • Pin information on the connected network for personal or business use
  • Take an informed overview of a situation along the network to manage it strategically
  • Compare and monitor stretches of water
  • Share information, such as flood alerts and flood risk areas

Specifications

  • Coverage: Great Britain
  • Scale: 1:15 000 to 1:30 000
  • Update Frequency: Twice a year – April and October
  • Formats: Vector (GML, ESRI Shape) 
  • Supply: Email Download, FTP, DVD, Data Streaming (WFS)
  • Licensing Options: Open Data

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