OS 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster

If you need a regional backdrop map on screen, this is for you – and it's completely free. 1:250,000 Scale Colour Raster emphasises the main roads and places of interest on the mapand is ideal for regional detail.

  • Shows all roads, railways, cities, towns and many villages, plus county boundaries, tourist attractions and contours
  • Motorways and main roads stand out, but you can also see country lanes clearly
  • The bundled 1:250,000 search gazetteer features village names and National Grid coordinates, making it a useful search index
  • OS open data product so is free to use for commercial, educational and personal purposes


  • Perfect if you need a regional backdrop map on screen
  • A wide range of places of interest, as well as camping and caravan sites are clearly shown, making the map ideal for tourism purposes


  • Coverage: Great Britain
  • Scale: 1:250,000
  • Update Frequency: Annually – June (complete resupply)
  • Formats: Raster (JPEG/ECW/TIFF)
  • Supply: Email Download, FTP, DVD, Data Streaming (WMS, WMTS, WFS)
  • Licensing Options: Open Data

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