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Raster and Vector GB Roads – AA

Routing Tracking Optimisation

Routing Tracking Optimisation

Geomarketing

Geomarketing

GIS

GIS

About Product

This 1:200,000 mapping is based on the well-known paper AA Great Britain Road Atlas. The vector data provides a fully routable road network with many other map features (74 layers in total). Subsets of just the features you require are available. The AA maps vector data overlays perfectly on the raster mapping which includes several maps, allowing it to be viewed at a variety of scales. A gazetteer is supplied with both products to enable you to easily navigate around the map.

 

What's key?

Vector

  • Routable vector road network
  • Speeds classified by type of road and whether in an urban, rural or conurbation area
  • Muted styling to ensure your own data stands out when overlaid on these maps
  • 39,900 place gazetteer with many more points of interest
  • Mapping arranged in 74 layers, so you can display just the features you need
  • Towns are classified by population to make it easy to display the most appropriate settlements at each zoom level
  • Gazetteer includes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, but not Northern Ireland

Raster

  • Familiar look and feel of paper AA road atlas
  • Gazetteer of over 39,900 places plus more points of interest to help navigate around the map
  • Fits perfectly with the AA vector data so can be used as a backdrop to routes and catchments produced using AA vectors
  • Also includes a range of less detailed rasters including the 1:500,000 scale and the RoutePlanner raster
  • The Isle of Man and Channel Islands are included, but Northern Ireland is excluded

 

 

Data Type Vector & Raster Mapping
Nominal Scale 1:200,000 plus less detailed rasters

AA 1:200,000 Colour Raster Mapping (Swansea)

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Variants

Vector Mapping: The routable road network can be used to help analyse your data (further subsets are also available, e.g. just those features appropriate to a 1:500,000 map).

Raster Mapping: Designed by AA cartographers to be an ideal backdrop for your analysis

 

Routing Tracking Optimisation

Routing Tracking Optimisation

Geomarketing

Geomarketing

GIS

GIS

How is it used?

Vector

  • Drive time and route calculation especially where journey times are 20 minutes or more (for shorter drive times street level data is often preferred)
  • Overlays on shaded analysis or distribution maps
  • Any map project where an ability to show only the key features at a specific zoom is important (e.g. using the categorised towns to show only important towns when zoomed out and villages when zoomed in)

Raster

  • District level mapping – viewing several conurbations at once, for example
  • Ideal backdrop to regional catchments or territories
  • Presenting results (e.g. as a background to shaded maps of sales performance or demographic characteristics)
  • Clear backdrop for strategic planning

Vector Features

AA 1:200,000 Vector Mapping (Liverpool)

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  • 74 layers
  • Gazetteer with more than more than 39,900 places and many more points of interest
  • Roads with single and dual carriageways and classified by class and area, e.g. “A” roads urban and “A” roads rural
  • Railways, water features and key towns
  • Polygons for urban sprawls, unitary authorities with population counts and contours.
  • A point layer showing the location of areas with population under 3,000. Includes symbols representing settlements of less than 300 people
  • Towns are classified according to population to make it easy to display only the most appropriate places at each zoom level

 

Raster Features

AA 1:200,000 Colour Raster Mapping (Swansea)

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The raster map data has all the features depicted together. If you need to separate the feature layers – choose the equivalent AA vector data.

This 1:200,000 includes:

  • Roads
  • Railways with unnamed stations
  • Water features
  • Points of interest (e.g. Hadrian’s Wall, golf course and picnic sites)
  • Named towns and settlements
  • National parks

Vector Attributes

  • All features are attributed with a feature code
  • The gazetteer also has grid coordinates (British National Grid, lat/long), county, census county code, population category and zoom level
  • The other layers each have a name field, although this is not always populated e.g. railway stations are not named
  • Road files also contain an additional attribute specifying if the road falls in an urban or rural area, denoted by U or R and the details of what the feature codes correspond to.
  • County and unitary boundaries have the additional following attributes: census code & population count
  • For towns and settlements the category segments the places into 6 groups from those with a population of over 1 million to those with a population of less than 300,000
  • The categories for points of interest include groups such as picnic areas and golf courses
  • The level attribute indicates at what zoom level it is most appropriate to display particular points to ensure smaller towns are displayed at smaller scales in sparse areas, for example.

 

AA 1:200,000 Gazetteer

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Rasters

This data includes individual raster image files in British National Grid projection together with the geo-referencing world files, and project or workspace type files needed to ensure your data displays well in your chosen GIS or map analysis package.

Great Britain

Isle of Man

Channel Islands

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