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ST_MakePoint or ST_PointFromText to generate points

I'm new to postGIS and am having trouble finding an answer to this question. I have loaded UK postcode data (OSGB36, SRID 27700 with eastings and northings fields) into a postGIS database. I now want ...
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QGIS Plugin installed but reported as invalid

I'm just discovering QGIS so please excuse my ignorance! I have QGIS 2.4.0 installed, and am trying to install Ordnance Survey Mastermap data. I have installed the OS2OGR translator to handle the ...
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Trying to overlay Ordnance Survey Tiles onto a different OpenLayers TileLayer

I am trying to add two layers to a Map using OpenLayers 3, one is the information from Bing Maps, and the other is data from the Ordnance Survey data. I have both maps displaying correctly in ...
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Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster

I can't seem to get rid of them, and I've no idea (ok scrap that, I have a vauge idea) whats causing them. First an apology, yes this is quite a large pic apologies, but here goes: How to ...
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Origin of the OSGB36 datum origin

Interpreting 'GIS' in the geographical information science sense, I have a historical question about the 1936 OSGB datum following the 1936-62 retriangulation of Great Britain - hopefully not too ...
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Output map of only 50m-100m contours [closed]

I´ve got the "OS Terrain 50" contours/spot-heights dataset. I would like to output a series of maps with everything above 0m, 50m, 100m etc. from a region. I know almost nothing about GIS, but have a ...
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UK Ordnance Survey Code Point. Projection change (OSGB 1936 to WSG84)

I am trying to overlay CodePoint with Polygons onto leaflet JS. My current problem is converting the .shp file into the correct projection and a kml. If I open the shp file (using qgis) with the ...
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Eastings/Northings OSGB36 Grid origin

Using this site, we can see that the (approximate) centre of Southampton, UK has OSGB coordinates of 441847,112279. However, looking at the UK grid, where each large square is (500 km)2, then these ...
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OS Boundary Line shp export CSV with description and lat/lng

I have found several post saying it is possible in QGIS to export OS Boundary Line shp files to csv's containing the boundary line in lat/lng (for use on Google map) along with the name of the area, ...
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How to Create Consistent Grids using different Projections [duplicate]

I would like to be able to create highly accurate and consistent grids to be used in my simulations. I will need to create 200m2 grids for the UK. The processing software will need data in Lambert ...
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Are British National Grid (BNG) 1km grid shapefiles displayed accurately in ArcMap?

I have downloaded the UK Ordinance Survey's 1km grids in shapefile format for ArcMap. If you need to download them to have a look first you can find them here look for link in the first Answer to the ...
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Are there any resources or standards when writing a GIS data specification?

I have been searching for sources of GIS data specifications to assist with documenting a number of datasets that I'm currently working on. I'm used to looking at Ordnance Survey specifications, such ...
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QGIS 1.8 Project in 2.0.1 Bad Layers

I have a confusing problem with a project generated in QGIS 1.8 when trying to open this on a new windows pc with Darfour (same OS, Win7) The hard drive including the project has been moved from old ...
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qgis polygon to coordinates

I have the ordnance survey postcode polygons, i can get the centre point on the postcode (Using polygon centroids) and all the corner coordinates (using extract nodes) Does anyone know how to export ...
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UK area boundaries

I'm working on a web project that requires polygons and lat long coordinates for the boundares of towns, citys, countys and postcodes. Does anyone know where i can obtain this data? i know rightmove ...
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QGIS OS grid overlay

I'm totally new to GIS. However, I've proudly managed to create a map, which is correctly geo-referenced with a Great Britain Ordnance Survey (OS) background (streetview level) and I've added some ...
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Does France have addressing products similar to British AddressBase?

In Britain people can license the Ordnance Survey's AddressBase product, which provides a list of almost all the country's addresses, with good building location accuracy even for remote country ...
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Loading / georeferencing OS rasters in QGIS

I have got some OS rasters but there isn't georeferencing file (TFW) with them. When I try to load them, it will obviously load in the wrong place. They are loading fine in a different GIS software ...
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Ordnance Survey 1 km Grid

I am wanting to get a copy of the OS 1km Grid layer. I have found these previous questions: Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate? and Ordnance Survey Grids But neither provide the ...
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Using OS Mastermap SLDs in QGIS

In an answer to a question asked by @Canningmister, @tjmgis posted an excellent answer Styling OS Vectormap Local in QGIS? about making OS SLD files work in QGIS. As an amateur user who uses QGIS to ...
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Topographic tile cache needed to replace OSM street map data in an app

I have developed and marketed an application that successfully uses a pre loaded tile cache of Open Street Map .png files for a small city area about 20km x20km to support the presentation of tourist ...
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How to set Zoom Level based on Overlays in Ordnance Survey Map?

I am using the Ordnance map as a backdrop in my website. when overlays the WMS from Geoserver, I am unable to increase the zoom level. Please see my code and kindly suggest it. var options = { ...
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Easiest way to create historical street maps using QGIS

I want to make some historical street maps using QGIS. I understand how to upload a historical OS map from DigiMaps to QGIS, but I want to actually 'draw' the streets myself in order to have some ...
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Styling OS Vectormap Local in QGIS?

I am attempting to style Ordnance Survey Vectormap Local on QGIS 1.8.0 by using the styling sheets suplied by Ordnance Survey. The styling sheets are available from the OS website ...
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Anyway to remove points outlying shape in ggplot2?

I am to map a plot of an area and then plot points over it (given by Easting and Northing). However, I found out that there are certain mistakes in the data entered for Easting and Northing resulting ...
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Converting .kml to different projection in qgis not working

I have run into a slight problem it would seem. Yesterday I downloaded qgis in the hope that it could convert a .kml overlay of some administrative boundaries from EPSG:3857 (Google maps) to ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Transforming a Google Maps overlay to fit an Ordnance Survey projection

I am currently in the process of creating a map with some administrative boundaries on it. The base map I am using is an ordnance survey map 1:10000. I downloaded an administrative border as a .kml ...
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OpenLayers With UK Ordnance Survey Maps

How do I use UK ordnance survey maps with OpenLayers API without committing myself to using the OpenSpace API. I need to have generic OpenLayers code only.
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OpenLayers maxExtent

I've displaying Ordnance Survey UK tiles in OpenLayers using a TMS Layer the scales are using are 1000K, 250K, 50K and 10K. I've set the maxExtent to 0.0, 0.0, 700000.0, 1300000.0 which is working ...
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problem overlaying osm with os-derived data in QGIS - both British National Grid

I am currently working alongside city council datasets derived from Ordnance Survey; this is projected in their ArcSDE system as "British National Grid" or EPSG:27700. My problem is that I am trying ...
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Trying to convert to EPSG:27700 (Ordnance Survey) projection, unable to do so

I'm trying to code an interface that allows a user to draw a vector shape on openstreetmap, which is then converted to a WKT string, processed by the server and sent of as a WFS query to emapsite ...
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How to get a QGIS useable style file from OS .xml and .xsl files?

Ordnance survey provide some style files to support their vectormaplocal product. The style files appear to come in pairs, similarly named but one with a .xml extension and the other .xls The two ...
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Google maps and Ordnance Survey derived data licence restrictions

Current Status: You can't use data derived from restricted licence OS data with Google Maps. There's been an on-going question about whether it is legal to display data derived from Ordnance Survey ...
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Merging adjacent polygons in shapefile that has been split at tile boundaries?

I'm currently using building data from the Ordnance Survey Vectormap District and I've noticed that a lot of building polygons are split in 2 because of the way the OS split up the shapefile. This is ...
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OSGB36 referenced PNG to Google Earth

I am creating a PNG that is referenced to the OSGB36 datum (1 pixel per 50m easting/northing that is colored according to the result of some calculation code) I want to display this on Google Earth ...
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Ordnance Survey TOIDS: converting from strings to integers

I'm planning to load a number of OS datasets into Postgres/PostGIS. In order to save space and speed up queries, I'd like to strip the 'osgb' off the front of the TOID strings and then store the ...
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How can I find an OSGB six-digit code's bounding box?

How can I convert Ordnance Survey six-digit codes to the latlng bounding box of the related 1km grid square? For example, NH0325: according to Wikipedia this means a 1km square whose south-west ...
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Why might Ordnance Survey codes all be out by 500m?

I've been given a set of UK Ordnance Survey geocodes, but I think they're all off by about 500 metres. Here is an example - please could someone confirm to me that the codes are wrong, not my ...
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A problem with ArcGIS network analyst making paths and roads work together

Working in Arc GIS 10 .0 service pack 5, network analyst extension, Productivity Suite 2.1 service pack 7, on Windows 7. I am trying to get the Ordnance survey ITN urban paths layer to work with OS ...
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Convert Ordnance Survey NTF data to QGIS compatible format

Is there a way of converting Ordnance Survey NTF data to QGIS that will correctly import the data and build polygons? QGIS will read the data as is, but it imports the polygons only as ...
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Convert X Y Pixels to Easting Northing

Hopefully someone can help. I'm trying to find out what the formula would be to convert the X, Y of an image to the Easting and Northing coordinates. I've downloaded some of the raster maps from OS ...
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How to start from scanned maps in qgis

What I have: A large TIFF covering parts of several contiguous sheets of the British OS 6 inch first edition. It has no georeferencing. It's just a series of scans which someone has stitched ...
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Is it acceptable to store OSGB36 data as geometry in SQL Server?

I've set myself a project of getting some geo data into SQL Server but before I get started doing any of the big jobs I wanted to see if I was on the right track. All of my data is for the UK and is ...
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Ordnance Survey osgb:BNG spatial reference system not recognized by PostGIS

I'm trying to load an Ordnance Survey GML file into PostGIS using the ST_GeomFromGML function. The problem is that the spatial reference system that is used in the file, osgb:BNG, is not recognized by ...
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How to load Ordnance Survey OpenSpace in QGIS?

The version of gvSIG that I have on my Android tablet will load OS OpenSpace layers and I wonder whether or not it would be possible for QGIS desktop to do the same? And if so, how? I have my own ...
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Spatial Indexes on OS MasterMap Data

What are the optimal settings for setting up a SQL Server 2008 Spatial database with full UK OS MasterMap data in? Seperate tables for the different feature types, or a single table with everything ...
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Open Source Challenge: Automated Mastermap update in Oracle Spatial

I've been set a challenge which is a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm an esri developer trying to break into the open source world. I've been asked to automate the update of some oracle SDO datasets. ...
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Converting ASCII grid/NTF to SRTM/DEM

I want to use the Ordnance Survey Land-Form Panorama product in some software called Maperitive, which can read custom SRTM DEM files. The data is provided in the following formats: DXF [Contours] ...
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How to create a routable road network from Ordnance Survey data?

I've been following the "Beginners Guide to pgRouting" in an attempt to create an in-house application that provides drive-time isochrones. I have a server, postgreSQL and PostGIS and pgRouting - no ...