Landmap Datasets



The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded Landmap service which ran from 2001 to July 2014 collected, modified and hosted a large amount of earth observation data for the majority of the UK, including imagery from ERS satellites, ENVISAT and ALOS, high-resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) and aerial photography dating back to 1930. After removal of JISC funding in 2013, the Landmap service is no longer operational, with the data now held at the NEODC.
Aside from the thermal imagery data which stands alone, the data reside in four collections: optical, elevation, radar and feature. The datasets contained in each are as follows:

Optical: Advanced Visible and Near InfraRed Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2), Colour InfraRed (CIR), Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), Landsat 4/5, Landsat 7, Near InfraRed (NIR), SPOT (Earth-Observing Satellites) and Topsat data, along with Mediterranean Landsat imagery and Modern and Historical Aerial Photography.

Elevation: A 5m resolution DTM for England and Wales (Bluesky) and Scotland (GetMapping), a 2m resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM, equivalent to a DEM) for Wales and Scotland and 1m resolution LiDAR-derived DTMs and DSMs for cities of England and Scotland.

Radar: ERS satellites 1&2 radar data, ENVISAT Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) imagery and ALOS Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) imagery, of the UK.

Features: Building heights and building classes for the main urban conurbations of the UK and Kinematic GPS (KGPS) data for over 6,400km of UK roads.
Date made available1 Aug 2015
PublisherThe CEDA Archive
Temporal coverage1 Jan 2001 - 31 Dec 2014
Date of data production1 Jan 2001 - 31 Dec 2014
Geographical coverageBritish Isles


  • Optical
  • Radar
  • Elevation
  • Features

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