The governmental national mapping agency of the UK.

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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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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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Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate?

Does anyone know a source from which to download vector UK Ordnance Survey grids at varying resolutions? Or failing that, a tool that can create an OS grid at a specified resolution? There are plenty ...
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QGIS and Raster Mapping in 'Seamless' layer

I would like to use Ordnance Survey base mapping in QGIS. I would like to set up something like a seamless table in MapInfo. I think that the equivalent in QGIS is a Virtual Raster Table. The files ...
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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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Problem loading OS OpenData multipoint shapefile into PostGIS

I am trying to load the OS OpenData Strategi shapefile dataset into a PostGIS database. I have had no problems with the polyline and polygon shapefiles, but I am unable to get the point shapefiles to ...
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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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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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Converting Ordnance Survey raster maps to WGS84 webmap tiles

I would like to generate Google/Bing-like map tiles from Ordnance Survey's 1:25000 and 1:50000 raster maps, which are provided as 4000x4000 UK national grid tiles (GeoTIFF). A sample tile can be ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Looking for a Provider of UK boundary data

I'm working on a web project centered around the input and mapping of GIS data. We have a need to display polygons of town boundaries. The RightMove.co.uk website has and uses this data: ...
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In the UK, how do I convert from an address to a lat/long?

Please include where I can buy the dataset and how much it costs?
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UK cities boundries in Ordnance survey

Are there any city boundaries of UK cities in the Ordnance Survey?
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Ordnance Survey data on GeoServer 2.x

Has anyone had any success deploying the Ordnance Survey's free datasets on its open sourced OSGBWebMapTools framework using GeoServer 2.0.2? I've been able to set up the datasets on GeoServer 1.7.6 ...
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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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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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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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Ways to load OS VectorMap data

Us lucky fellows in the UK have been able to access public geodata from Ordance Survey under an open licence since April this year. Some of the datasets, including VectorMap, are broken into 100 ...
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Obtaining OS MasterMap time series data

I am trying to do a research project on changes in Land Cover in a London borough over time. I have access to OS MasterMap data through Digimap (the service that provides this data to universities in ...
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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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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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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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Are there any other providers of map data in the UK apart from the Ordnance Survey?

The Ordnance Survey charges a lot for most data, so what are the other options?
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Generate cache tiles for EPSG:27700 for use with OpenSpace

I am using GeoServer 2.1.0 (windows jetty local install for dev), open layers and Ordnance Survey openspace api and have a set of shape data that I am using as an overlay. Everything is working as ...
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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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Using openlayers to render UK National Grid maps

Is there a way I can use Openlayers with a 1 pixel = 1m/2m/4m OS Grid map at high resolutions (i.e. OS Street View), but switching to a Mercator projection when you zoom out (i.e. for Google Maps or ...
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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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Ordnance Survey Grids [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ordnance Survey grids - download or generate? Does anyone know if I can download a grid of the tile locations for the 1:10k, 1:25k and 1:50k Ordnance Survey tile ...
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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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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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What are the licence limitations on the free Ordnance Survey (OS) data sets?

The OS has some “free” map data, but what am I allowed to use it for?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ordnance Survey No Turn

I have a project that involves porting a lot of information from ordnance survey to a spatial database. From that database I'm going to extract the information I need for a routing application. ...
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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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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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SharpMap UK OS data

I've downloaded the UK raster and the corresponding tab file from the ordnance survey website and have displayed the image using the GDARaster class. however I am now stuck as I have no idea how to ...
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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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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIs, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...
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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 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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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 ...