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Welcome to THE MAP SHOP (Upton upon Severn) - HELP & HOW TO………

Established in 1975 The Map Shop at Upton upon Severn provides a high quality and professional service to all our customers. As an Ordnance Survey Mapping and Data Centre and Licensed Partner we can provide large scale mapping for planning, design or legal purposes etc.. Delivery options include the ability to download data directly from our web site, or we will send data to you by email as pdf, dxf, dwg, or as a printed paper plan either for collection or delivered to you by 1st Class Post.

 

INDEX TO HELP & HOW TO………

Page 1 - O. S. MasterMap - An Overview

Page 2 - An Easy Guide to Create Planning Application Maps

Page 2 - An Easy Guide to Create Ordnance Survey MasterMap Plans.

Page 3 - O. S. MasterMap Sample Prices

Page 3 - O. S. MasterMap Height Information – An Overview

Page 4 - An Easy Guide to Adding Height / Contours to O.S. MasterMap

Page 5 - Aerial Imagery Information – An Overview

Page 5 - An Easy Guide to Adding Aerial Imagery to O.S. MasterMap

Page 6 - Historical Mapping Information – An Overview

Page 6 - A3 size Historical Map Extract Prices

Page 7 - British Geological Mapping - An Overview

Page 8 - An Easy Guide to Create British Geological Mapping

Page 9 - British Geological Mapping Sample Prices

Page 9 - MAC Users Information

Page 10 - FAQ’s - Frequently Asked Questions

Page 11 - Flood & SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) Reports –as for Page 12

Page 12 - Environmental Reports – Available but information being produced – contact us.


O. S. MASTERMAP - An Overview

When accuracy really counts, choose OS MasterMap Topography Layer. The most detailed, current and comprehensive map dataset of Great Britain, it enables you to take better decisions and manage your assets more effectively. It is an approved mapping source for planning applications and land registration, and the definitive detailed mapping dataset for Great Britain.

Within The Map Shop site you can quickly mark out your area of interest, before taking the map as either a scaled Print or Image, or as a Data Export for your CAD or GIS system.

This mapping layer is visible pre-purchase on The Map Shop site allowing you to double check site location and detail included within your defined location and allows you to edit before download, ensuring you get exactly what you need first time. There is a small administration charge of £1.20 for this viewing, but this is reimbursed should you buy a map of the viewed area.

Quotes for very large/bespoke sites are available on request via Richard or Andrew on 01684 593146,

The Map Shop has also enabled easy access to OS MasterMap property level mapping with relevant height level information and aerial imagery in instantly usable formats. Combine all three layers of data into one PDF, or have the individual data files to import into your workspace. Using these products you will obtain three files all covering exactly the same data area. OSMasterMap can be used with any of our height data or aerial imagery suppliers.

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An Easy Guide to Create Ordnance Survey MasterMap Plans & Planning Application Maps

~ For Planning Application Maps and for Professional Use~

Prices for up to 6 copies,:- 1/2500 or 1/1250 from £15.00, 1/500 or 1/200 from £9.00. – See Page 3 for sample prices.

For Planning Applications most authorities require 1/1250 scale mapping, but please consult your planning instructions.

If you do not have a facility to download plans please contact us and we will produce the plans for you. VAT Zero Rated.

If you need any help please call us on 01684 593146 (Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5.30pm), or email to: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you are a first time user please click ‘Register’ and complete the short form. By registering we assure you that your information will not be sold or shared, and you will not be sent continuous emails. If you are already registered ‘LOG IN’

CHOOSE ‘MASTERMAP’ from the ‘Products’ menu on the left hand side of the Order Page

LOCATION
  • To find location use the address line option for postcode and / or address. Alternative is to expand the adjacent map – a longer option.

DETAIL

  • Which Mapping? - Choose Road (Free to view) or Detail – Zoom in or out as required. For ‘Detail’ there is a charge of £1.20 which is waived if you then buy a plan.

PRODUCT

  • Select OS MasterMap from the ‘Products’ menu on the left.
  • From pop up menu choose the product you require & ‘click’ the small circle. 
    NB
    : Data Export is for downloading data only, otherwise use Print.
  • (Most planning applications require only ‘black & white’ or ‘building fill’).

SIZE & SCALE

  • Select ‘DEFINE MAP AREA’ from top of screen. The normal routine is to use PAPER SIZE which offers two drop down boxes, one is for the SCALE, (normally 1250) & one for PAPER SIZE. (start with ‘A4 VALUE’ option, or A4 portrait for 1/500 scale). Use alternative SCALE & PRINT SIZES if required.
  • The pink box shows the area of your map, and the grey box the size of paper.
  • If the plan needs re-centering click inside the pink box and a black circle will appear.. Click and drag the circle to your preferred location.
PRICE & ORDER
  • Click on ‘GET PRICE’ at bottom left of screen
  • Once price shows click on ‘ORDER NOW’.
  • If required enter information under ‘Product Information’
  • Under ‘Extras’ you can add any other text and this information will appear on your plan.
  • All other options are defaulted to the correct settings for your plan.

TERMS

  • At the bottom right of the page you must tick the small box confirming that you accept the terms and conditions, then click on ‘PLACE ORDER’.

PAYMENT ***

  • Follow the on screen payment instructions.

DOWNLOAD YOUR MAP

  • Click on YOUR ACCOUNT at top right of the screen.
  • Click ORDERS PLACED at the top left of screen to see the plan(s) you have bought.
  • Refresh status by clicking UPDATE ORDER STAUS until PENDING changes to DOWNLOAD - this may take a few minutes to appear.
  • Click on DOWNLOAD to to get your plan.

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SAMPLE PRICES FOR O. S. MasterMap - Quotes are available for any other sizes.

 

DATA - plus VAT for all Data
O.S. MASTERMAP DATA Ha Urban Data  Ha Rural Data Ha Moorland Data
A4 Data  5 ha  £ 49.00  20 ha  £ 53.00 80 ha  £ 19.00
A3 Data 13 ha  £117.00 50 ha  £ 67.00 200 ha  £ 20.50
A2 Data 29 ha  £222.00 115 ha  £ 77.50 460 ha  £ 24.00
A1 Data 63 ha  £250.00 253 ha  £ 99.50  1000 ha  £ 30.50
A0 Data 135 ha  £307.00 540 ha  £145.50 2150 ha  £ 45.00

 

PAPER or PDF – plus VAT for PDF
O.S MASTERMAP 1250 Scale Ha Urban

O. S. MASTERMAP 2500 Scale Ha Rural
A4 Enlarged to 1/200 0.6 ha  £ 9.00 A4 Enlarged to 1/200 0.6 ha  £ 9.00
A4 Enlarged to 1/500 1.6 ha  £ 9.00 A4 Enlarged to 1/500 1.6 ha  £ 9.00
A4 1250 Paper / PDF 4 ha   £ 15.00 A4 2500 Paper / PDF 16 ha  £ 15.00
A3 1250 Paper / PDF 13 ha   £ 42.50 A3 2500 Paper / PDF  50 ha £ 23.00
A2 1250 Paper / PDF 29 ha   £ 80.00 A2 2500 Paper / PDF 115 ha  £ 26.30
A1 1250 Paper / PDF 63 ha  £ 89.50 A1 2500 Paper / PDF  253 ha £ 33.25
A0 1250 Paper / PDF 135 ha  £108.00 A0 2500 Paper / PDF  540ha £ 47.50
Also available:- Ordnance Survey VectorMap Local at 1/10000 Scale, 1/25000 and 1/50000 Scales etc.

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MasterMap Height / Contours - An Overview

The Map Shop has enabled easy access to OS MasterMap property level mapping with relevant height information in instantly usable formats. Ordnance Survey OS MasterMap® Topographic Layer is a highly accurate, flexible resource covering nationally some 400 million man-made and natural features, from fields to pillar boxes.

Environment Agency LIDAR height Data is available for many areas giving increased accuracy of contour information normally at 1 metre interval but increasing to 0.25 metre interval in some flood areas.

Ordnance Survey DTM Contouring at 5 metre interval is also available at a similar level of accuracy to NEXTmap.

NEXTMap Britain brings you the most current, comprehensive, accurate and affordable digital elevation and image data of England, Wales and Scotland, a total of 231,326 sq. km.

Contours supplied at 1 metre intervals* are derived from the NEXTmap Britain Digital Terrain Model (DTM) composing height levels on a 5 metre grid. The DTM represents a 'bare-earth' model extracted from the original Digital Surface Model using Intermap's proprietary TerrainFit® software. This data offers an extremely cost effective means of obtaining an initial indication of a site's vertical position and characteristics.

With a tested 95 percent accuracy of ± 1.5 metres for the majority of the dataset in unobstructed and moderately sloping terrain, this dataset offers consistent detail for the UK

NB:- As with all detailed datasets, users should ensure they fully understand the nature of the data and its limitations before use.

* 1 metre intervals are used with the intention of ensuring the provision of some information even in flat or very small areas. This does not imply any additional level of accuracy beyond that noted above.

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An Easy Guide to Adding Height / Contour Information to O.S. MasterMap

  • After defining the plan area and ‘Getting Price’ from your O.S. MasterMap: 
  • Click on ‘Add Aerial / Height’ in the price box.
  • Available Data Sets will appear with information of the available suppliers, date, resolution, and price for each dataset.
  • Click on ‘Add’ for the relevant choice of Height Information, (only one choice), click ’OK’ and the revised price will show. NB:- You can also add ‘Aerial Information’ at the same time if required.  
    (If price does not show Click on ‘GET PRICE’ at bottom left of screen ).

PRICE & ORDER

 

  • Once price shows click on ‘ORDER NOW’.
  • If required enter information under ‘Product Information’
  • Under ‘Extras’ you can add any other text and this information will appear on your plan.
  • All other options are defaulted to the correct settings for your plan.

TERMS

 

  • At the bottom right of the page you must tick the small box confirming that you accept the terms and conditions, then click on ‘PLACE ORDER’.

PAYMENT ***

 

  • Follow the on screen payment instructions.

DOWNLOAD YOUR MAP

  • Click on YOUR ACCOUNT at top right of the screen.

  • Click ORDERS PLACED at the top left of screen to see the plan(s) you have bought.
  • Refresh status by clicking UPDATE ORDER STAUS until PENDING changes to DOWNLOAD - this may take a few minutes to appear.
  • Click on DOWNLOAD to to get your plan.

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Aerial Imagery - An Overview

Ordnance Survey OS MasterMap Topographic Layer is a highly accurate, flexible resource covering nationally some 400 million man-made and natural features, from fields to pillar boxes.

This powerful resource is given greater richness by adding aerial imagery. Unlike a conventional map, aerial photography makes it possible to see what is actually on the ground and this enables users to pick out prominent features, which might range from old industrial buildings to tree belts, brooks, ponds and even archaeological features which were previously unknown.

There is Full GB coverage.

NB:- If adding ‘Height Information’ it is possible to add ‘Aerial Information’ at the same time.

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An Easy Guide to adding Aerial Imagery Information to O.S. MasterMap

  • After defining the plan area and ‘Getting Price’  from your O.S. MasterMap: 
  • Click on ‘Add Aerial / Height’ in the price box.
  • Available Data Sets will appear with information of the available suppliers, date, resolution, and price for each dataset.
  • Click on ‘Add’ for the relevant choice of Aerial Imagery, (only one choice), click ’OK’ and the revised price will show. NB:- You can also add ‘Height / Contour Information’ at the same time if required.  
    (If price does not show Click on ‘GET PRICE’ at bottom left of screen ).

PRICE & ORDER

  • Once price shows click on ‘ORDER NOW’.
  • If required enter information under ‘Product Information’
  • Under ‘Extras’ you can add any other text and this information will appear on your plan.
  • All other options are defaulted to the correct settings for your plan.

 

TERMS

  • At the bottom right of the page you must tick the small box confirming that you accept the terms and conditions, then click on ‘PLACE ORDER’.

PAYMENT ***

  • Follow the on screen payment instructions.

DOWNLOAD YOUR MAP

 

  • Click on YOUR ACCOUNT at top right of the screen.
  • Click ORDERS PLACED at the top left of screen to see the plan(s) you have bought.
  • Refresh status by clicking UPDATE ORDER STAUS until PENDING changes to DOWNLOAD - this may take a few minutes to appear.
  • Click on DOWNLOAD to to get your plan.

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Historical Mapping Information

The Map Shop is pleased to offer access to GroundSure’s Historical Mapping, containing the most comprehensive collection of historical maps dating back to the 1840’s.

The Historical Mapping covers 1:10,000, 1:10,560, 1:2,500 and 1:1,250 scales with the option of copies of full original sheets or as site centred A3 prints.

Extent of coverage on an A3 map is: Extent of coverage on full sheet map is:-
1:1250, 1:2500 - 650 by 650 metres   1:1250. 1:2500 - Varies by date of survey
1:10,000, 1:10560 - 2.6 by 2.6 kilometres 1:10560, 1:10000 - Varies by date of survey
Larger sites can be ordered on request.
Prices for Standard Historical Map Sheets as PDF or TIFF (not Geo-referenced)
All Scales Pre 1959  Double Sheet £70.00
All Scales Pre 1959 Single Sheet £35.00
All Scales  1960 to 1995 Double Sheet £90.00
All Scales 1960 to 1995 Single Sheet £45.00
NB:- Most areas were published as Single Sheets, - there is not a choice and in some areas only double sheets are available.
Pricing for Standard Historical Map Sheets output as Geo-Referenced TIFF are available on request.

                

Prices for A3 Size Historical Map Extracts as Paper prints or PDF

1/10000 & 1/10560 Pre 1959 £17.50
1/2500 & 1/1250 Pre 1959 £23.50
1/1056 & 1/500 Pre 1959 £23.50
1/10000 & 1/10560 1960 to 1995 £30.00
1/2500 & 1/1250 1960 to 1995 £40.00

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BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - MAPPING INFORMATION

British Geological Mapping (BGS) is available in the following scales and formats:-

BGS 1:10000 geology overprinted on Ordnance Survey 1:10000 mapping. The product covers around 30% of the UK - as the product is not complete you will find greyed out areas where data is not available.

The mapping data is the most detailed geological mapping available from the British Geological Survey (BGS), consisting of four polygon layers.

As the 1/10000 Mapping only covers approx.. 30% of Britain we will provide information on availability and costs for any specified area.

 

1: 50000 British Geological Survey Mapping is available in 3 formats :-

1 - BGS 1/50000 - This product includes the most recent interpretation of the geology of Great Britain as mapped to 1:50,000 scale by the British Geological Survey. This is overlain on 1:50,000 mapping from the Ordnance Survey.

Although the geology of Great Britain remains largely unchanged over the geologically insignificant timescale of the human lifetime, there are constant updates to the mapping as the understanding of the often hidden 'surface' geology is improved by growing knowledge, technological advances in investigation and new exposure through excavation and natural ground movement.

2 - BGS GeoSure 1:50000 with background mapping - It is vital to determine the stability (and thus value) of land, property, and the safety of its occupiers. The GeoSure data sets from the British Geological Survey provide information about potential ground movement or subsidence in a helpful and consistent rating system.

3 - BGS 1:50,000 Geological Mapping and GeoSure Information for a full understanding of the rock types present and the implications that these have on potential slope stability, ground movement or subsidence.

The GeoSure component is complimented by the British Geological Survey 1:50,000 data which underpins the ratings given in the various GeoSure categories. Comparing the two datasets quickly reveals a deeper understanding of why risks may have been attributed to any given area.

The BGS Geological and GeoSure Data can help inform planning decisions and indicate causes of subsidence or instability.

See the next page for an Easy Guide to create site centred geological mapping, and the page after that for Sample Prices..

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An Easy Guide to Create Site Centred Geological Mapping.

~ For Local Interest, Planning Reports or for Professional Use~

The minimum price is £10 for 30 sq. km at 1/50000 scale, or 20 sq. km when enlarged to 1/25000 scale.

Please see the next page for other sample prices

If you need any help please call us on 01684 593146 (Mon. to Fri. 9am to 5.30pm), or email to: themapshop@btinternet.com If you do not have a facility to download plans please contact us and we will produce the plans for you. With this option no vat is payable.

If you are a first time user please click ‘Register’ and complete the short form. By registering we assure you that your information will not be sold or shared, and you will not be sent continuous emails. If you are already registered ‘LOG IN’

CHOOSE ‘GEOLOGICAL’ from the ‘Products’ menu on the left hand side of the Order Page

CHOOSE WHICH GEOLOGICAL PRODUCT YOU NEED (See page 3 above).

  • Each product is available at1/ 50000 scale or 1/25000 scale as a x2 Enlargement
LOCATION
  • To find location use the address line option for postcode and / or address. Alternative is to expand the adjacent map – a longer option.
DETAIL
  • Which Mapping? - Choose Road (Free to view) or Detail – Zoom in or out as required. 
SIZE
  • Select ‘DEFINE MAP AREA’ from top of screen. The quickest routine is to use ‘GROUND COVERAGE’ and use the size box in kilometres. Use any alternatives if your area is not rectangular and oriented north – south, east - west.
  • Enlarge the scale of your chosen map area if required using scroll bar on left of page.
  • The pink box shows the area of your map.
  • If the plan needs re-centering click inside the pink box and a black circle will appear. Click and drag the circle to your preferred location.
PRICE & ORDER
  • Click on ‘GET PRICE’ at bottom left of screen
  • Once price shows click on ‘ORDER NOW’.
  • If required enter information under ‘Product Information’
  • Under ‘Extras’ you can add any other text and this information will appear on your plan.
  • All other options are defaulted to the correct settings for your plan.
TERMS
  • At the bottom right of the page you must tick the small box confirming that you accept the terms and conditions, then click on ‘PLACE ORDER’.

PAYMENT ***

  • Follow the on screen payment instructions.

DOWNLOAD YOUR MAP

  • Click on YOUR ACCOUNT at top right of the screen.
  • Click ORDERS PLACED at the top left of screen to see the plan(s) you have bought.
  • Refresh status by clicking UPDATE ORDER STAUS until PENDING changes to DOWNLOAD - this may take a few minutes to appear.
  • Click on DOWNLOAD to to get your plan

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SAMPLE PRICES FOR GEOLOGICAL MAPPING

BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - Site Centred Mapping

NB: Sample prices are mainly to fit on standard paper sizes but the total in sq. km. can be used for any shape

eg: an A4 size of 5km x 4 km = 12 sq. km so you could use a 2 km x 6 km area for the same price.

BGS Mapping Only - Format 1 (See Page 3 above)

1/25000 Enlarged from 1/50000 Scale 1/50000 Scale
6 km x 5 km  £  10.00
A4 5 km x 4 km £ 10.00 A4 8 km x 10 km £  24.21
A3 8 km x 6 km £ 15.09 A3 12.5 km x 16 km £  60.35
A2 12.5 km x 9 km £ 34.78 A2 18.5 km x 25.5 km £139.11
A1 18.5 km x 13.5 km £ 76.44 A1 27 km x 37 km £305.77

BGS GeoSure with background mapping - Format 2 (See Page 3 above)

1/25000 Enlarged from 1/50000 Scale 1/50000 Scale
3 km x 3 km £   10.00 3 km x 3 km £   10.00
6 km x 5 km £   30.68
A4 5 km x 4 km £   20.45 A4 8 km x 10 km £   81.81
A3 8 km x 6 km £   49.08 A3 12.5 km x 16 km £  204.52
A2 12.5 km x 9 km £ 115.04 A2 18.5 km x 25.5 km £  482.41
A1 18.5 km x 13.5 km £ 255.39 A1 27 km x 37 km £1021.58

BGS GeoSure with BGS Mapping - Format 3 (See Page 3 above)

1/25000 Enlarged from 1/50000 Scale 1/50000 Scale
3 km x 2 km £  10.00 6 km x 5 km £    37.88
A4 5 km x 4 km £  25.25 A4 8 km x 10 km £  101.00
A3 8 km x 6 km £  60.60 A3 12.5 km x 16 km £  252.50
A2 12.5 km x 9 km £142.04 A2 18.5 km x 25.5 km £  595.60
A1 18.5 km x 13.5 km £315.33 A1 27 km x 37 km £1261.34

 We also have Geological Maps in standard printed format.

Please speak to Richard or Andrew on 01684 593146 for specific quotes.

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MAC Users Information

Themapshop.co.uk is a stand-alone website accessible to both Mac and PC users and available for you to download Mapping and Data 24 hours a day anywhere in the world.

You DO NOT need to download or install any software. It just works instantly and works brilliantly with Mac.

Feel free to use your favourite browser; whether it be Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The really great thing about Themapshop.co.uk is that it just works, on any browser.

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FAQ’s - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you don’t find the answer to your question here please telephone Richard or Andrew on 01684 593146 or email themapshop@btinternet.com


Q:  Is there a subscription or membership fee?

A:  No, You can use The Map Shop's service as often or as little as you choose.  You can be sure of competitive prices with no additional fees whether you download from our web site or let us do the work for you.


Q: What is the cost of maps, plans & data ?

A: You are in control - You download what information you need and click ‘Get Price’ before you need to commit to buying. You can cancel the order from the ‘X’ on the left side of the ‘Get Price’ box.


Q: What scale plan do I need for a Planning Application ?

A: You should refer to your planning authorities forms. The main scales are 1/1250 but sometimes a 1/500 plan is needed as well especially if access or vsibility is restricted..


Q: How do I create or order maps ?

A: There are easy to use guides that you can view or print from the ‘Help & How to….’ button.


Q: How do I download my map or plan?

A: Once ordered all maps, plans or data can be downloaded from your account area. Click ‘Download’ and a zip file will download to your computer. You may need to unzip this file.


Q: How do I unzip a file ?

A: Find the zip folder - Right click - select ‘Extract All’ …….


Q: My PDF File isn’t opening

A: Please ensure that your computer is using Adobe Reader to open the PDF File. If you don’t have Adobe Reader you can download for free at: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/


Q: The plan I ordered turns out to be in the wrong location.

A: Please get in touch with The Map Shop team as soon as possible (and within 4 weeks) and we will refund and cancel your order. (Some products including reports for a specified address are non-refundable.)


Q: How can I delete unwanted plans / areas ?

A: On the left side of the ‘Get Price’ box you will find all the plans / areas you have worked on. Delete unwanted ones by clicking on ‘ X ‘. This clears the detail, but then go into ‘Define Area’ – ‘ Existing Areas’ and you will see each plan has its own line and colour. Select and delete the one’s you don’t want.

NB: If you have plans / areas you don’t want you must delete them before clicking ‘Order Now’ otherwise they will all be selected.


Q: How do I select between DWG and DXF Files ?

A: When ordering Data (O.S. MasterMap Export) after specifying your area of mapping, the subsequent order screen shows a drop down ‘Format’ menu. Is set to DWG so then select ‘DXF’ from the options provided.

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