OS Terrain 50

Available as grid or contour datasets, OS Terrain 50 is a free digital terrain model of the landscape that adds the third dimension to your environmental analysis and planning.

  • Each individual contour – from Ben Nevis to mean low water – combined with spot heights, enable you to visualise the landscape
  • It is being used in mobile apps and Minecraft to create 3D landscape models
  • Free to use for commercial, educational and personal purposes


  • Identify the best sites for new mobile phone masts by analysing the impact of terrain on radio wave propogation
  • Generate 3D landscape visualisations for exhibition at public consultations
  • Bring the landscape to life in outdoor exploration and navigation apps
  • Use the type of data – gridded digital terrain model or 10m contours and spot heights – that's right for your needs


  • Coverage: Great Britain
  • Scale:1:50,000
  • Update Frequency: Annual
  • Formats: Vector (GML, ESRI Shape file, MicroStation® DGN or AutoCAD® DWG and DXF), ASCII
  • Supply: Email Download, FTP, DVD, Data Streaming (WMS, WMTS)
  • Licensing Options: Open Data

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