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Land-Form PANORAMA data shown at the Milton Keynes Wind Farm. Picture contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013 Ordnance Survey
Land-Form PANORAMA is a digital elevation dataset for Great Britain: Two versions of the dataset exist: one vector-dataset that provides height contours with a 10 m vertical spacing and one gridded dataset with a grid-spacing of 50m. The resolution of the dataset corresponds to a 1:50000 mapping. Please note that the dataset is unmaintained; it has been withdrawn by the Ordnance Survey and is not longer updated. The Land-Form PANORAMA dataset has been superseded by OS Terrain 50, which is also available in windPRO - see here.

Dataset Overview

  • Spatial Coverage: The whole of Great Britain (but not including Northern Ireland).
  • Resolutions:
    • Gridded-version: 50m grid spacing
    • Contour-version; 10m contour spacing.
  • Data-type: Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
  • Coordinate system:
    • Horizontal: National Grid coordinate reference system
    • Vertical: Normally related to mean sea level at Newlyn
  • Version: N/A
  • Vertical Accuracy:
    • Contours: Accuracy is typically better than 3 m (root mean square error (RMSE))

Usage Notes

Much more information about the OS Land-Form PANORAMA dataset is available in the technical guide. It is available here as a pdf-file.

Availability in WindPRO

The data is available from the WindPRO online services. The data can be accessed from the online-services in the following objects:

  • Line Object (with purpose to height contour lines)
  • Elevation Grid Object

Licence and Acknowledgement

The data is distributed according to the OS OpenData terms . Please take proper care to add proper atribution in order to acknowledge the source of information. Typically, this is done by adding the following statement to your report-picture or map:

Contains: Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [year] Ordnance Survey
Distribution by EMD and windPRO.

Raw Data Types

  • Raw vector data is stored in the DXF-format.
  • Grid data is stored in either ASCII-Grid or NTF-format.

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