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How do I create a shapefile from OS MasterMap data in Arcgis 10?

I have tiles from the Ordnance Survey Site and would like to create a topomap from the existing tiles.

These tiles contains the data I require for the creation of the shapefiles.

I will be grateful if someone could help me out with this. Thanks

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Is your OS Data in GML Format? you could use GDAL – Mark Jun 13 '13 at 10:09
my os data is in GML Format, I only need the road network along side boundaries and a few building. my target is the road network – user19075 Jun 13 '13 at 10:23

You will need a translator to convert from the Ordnance Survey GML 2.1.2 to an ESRI Shapefile. Unfortunately many of the native GML translators fail to work with the Ordnance Survey OS MasterMap Topography data because of the nested structure of the data.

The list below are the ones I know about and will all work for converting Ordnance Survey GML files. There may be some others.

Some options are

  • ESRI Productivity Suite
  • ESRI Interopability Extension
  • Astun Technology GML Loader (this does convert to shapefiles)
  • Lutra Consulting have one which is used with QGIS -
  • FME
  • Dotted Eyes InterpOSe
  • I think Cadcorp can read it natively

There are others that will load into a database like

  • Snowflake GO LOADER
  • Dotted Eyes SuperpOSe
  • Astun Technology GML Loader
  • FME

Standard GDAL/OGR2OGR will not correctly read all the features but several of the above use OGR2OGR as a base.

If you have further questions you might want to contact Ordnance Survey Customer Service team.

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Sorry just seen your follow up comment above.

if it is a road network you are after you might be using the wrong dataset.

You might be intersted to look at OS MasterMap Intergrated Transport Network (ITN). This is a GML dataset containing all the link and nodes plus Road Routing Information for GB.

And some information here on how to use it for routing.

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as per answers from @tjmgis - see further info. A long winded way of converting the data could be to use this tool and then the GDAL one to convert from mid/mif to shp - but as I say that would be a 'round the houses' approach (if in fact it works) – Mark Jun 13 '13 at 12:09
@Mark - good find. Didn't know about that one – tjmgis Jun 13 '13 at 12:49
Could these two Answers perhaps be combined into one since they are from the same person? It is fine to edit the Question at the same time to make what is being asked clearer. – PolyGeo Jun 14 '13 at 22:35

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