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Where can I find spatial data for UK administrative boundaries?

I am specifically looking for UK local authorities, wards, postcodes in shp file format.
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Greenspace data in United Kingdom?

I need greenspace data for Brighton and Hove and Dudley areas. Does anyone know where I can get this? I have tried to extract it from OpenStreetMaps but the areas are too large and it crashes before ...
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Which co-ordinate reference system should I use for the British Isles?

I'm wondering which co-ordinate reference system would be the best to use for a project covering the British Isles, since the UK and Ireland have separate systems - British National Grid and Irish ...
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Is there a basic hands-on example of the use of UK GIS data (not in the ESRI native format) being imported for use in ArcMap? [closed]

Is there a good, free, generally available hands-on UK-based example of UK GIS data (not in the ESRI native format) being imported for use in ArcMap, using ESRI tools only? I want to find and ...
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What is the best way to get simplified UK boundary data?

I have some recent data that is at the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level for Greater Manchester. I wrongly assumed that the data was for the latest LSOA boundaries, i.e. for the 2011 boundaries. ...
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urban and rural areas of the UK

Just curious, is anyone aware of any (commercial) data sets that divide the UK into urban and rural areas based on admin data (e.g. outcode postcodes) and/or physical data (e.g. eastings and northing ...
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Northern Ireland open source raster?

Does anyone know if there is any open source data downloads for Northern Ireland, seems not as straight forward as rest of UK?
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3D building data for London

Any tips on where I can find 3D building data for UK/London, preferably LOD2 (Including roof structures)? I am aware of the Virtual London dataset but I would like a more recent one.
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How to upload GeoJSON to CartoDB in a CRS that is not lat/lon?

I'm pretty sure I need to convert the coordinates in my GeoJson file to EPSG:3857 for them to play nicely with CartoDB, but I don't know what coordinate system they are currently in. The original data ...
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Mapping UK river gauges / stations

Do you know a way to map all the river gauges / stations in UK? I found some data from the Environment Agency but it lacks of the longitude and latitude. Thanks
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Merging ShapeFiles with QGIS for UK counties

I want to draw a map for all the counties of the UK including Northern Ireland. Since I cannot find a source of counties including both Northern Ireland and Britain, I tried to merge two shapefiles ...
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No cadastral maps in the UK. Solutions/alternatives for a methodology?

I need help reworking a methodology in the absence of cadastral data in the UK. The aim is to plot a range of businesses in a UK city on separate layers (according to business type) as polygon ...
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London pre 1965 metropolitan boroughs

I am looking for polygons of the London Metropolitan Boroughs before 1965. kml or kmz would be best as I am working with googlemaps. But other shapefiles would be much appreciated as well.
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uk postcode outcode border data

I am aware of this: First character boundaries However, this only gives you the borders for, for example, 'L' rather than: L1, L10, L11, L12 etc. Can I obtain these fine grained border data from ...
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ITV zone shape file

Where can we get ITV zone shape files for the UK? I need to create filled maps using this data. thanks for your time.
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Where in the UK may I find a register or map of properties and their energy use

I am looking for a register of the energy use of buildings in the uk with granularity down to individual builing. Is this publically available? I recall that this information is collected when ...
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Loading ordnance survey raster ArcMap [duplicate]

I have connected to the correct folder on ArcCatalog. Only the .tif files show on my ArcCatalog tree, but the .tlw files are in that folder too. How do I create a raster layer with this data? I ...
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How to import Ordnance Survery raster layer to ArcGIS Desktop?

I have downloaded raster map data from ONS, the data has come in the form of two files... one is full of .tlw files and the other is full of .tab files... How do I import it into a raster layer to ...
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Where could I find geojson data for all counties of the UK

I'm having a look at http://code.highcharts.com/mapdata/countries/gb/gb-all.js However I'm having trouble identifing a list of counties from this geojson data. I've managed to get a rough list by ...
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Where can I download a free DEM for Scotland, UK?

I need a DEM file for Scotland, UK. Do you know where I can get it from for free? I need to create a watershed for an area of study. Thanks
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England - Non-metropolitan counties and the ONSPD (Postcode data)

I have a large amount of data records which have a postcode on them that I'm in the process of trying to visualise on an England map. The first map view I'm doing is naturally regional view. This is ...
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UK coastline shapefile?

I'm looking for a shapefile for the coastline of the UK. I'm guessing the Ordnance Survey 'geo-portal' is the best place to get this, but whenever I go to the Ordnance Survey site I get the shakes. ...
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Querying PostGIS and OSM to get only major stations and subway of UK?

I am working with Great Britain OSM data. I have read the classification of UK railway stations. There are a lot of classes in there such as subway entrance, halt, station and many others. I want to ...
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Which equal-area projection to use for UK?

I have a bunch of UK polygons that are saved in my PostGIS database as WGS84 projection. I would like to calculate the area of these polygons using st_area. According to this answer I can save these ...
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D3.js cannot render my geoJSON file

I've been trying to draw maps using the d3.js library in a manner similar to that below. <script> //Width and height var w = 500; var h = 300; //Define path ...
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Downloading the distribute_setup.py

I need to download distribute_setup.py from the following website and the website seems to be broken, has anyone got an idea where else I can download this from? ...
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Where I can get the Geo coordinates for UK addresses

We are using Google API to get Lat/Lon(Geo coordinates) for UK. As we are having large amount of data and Google free API doesn't allow more than "2500" request per day, so it will take a year to get ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of the UK electricity grid network?

Does anyone know where can I download a shapefile with the UK electricity grid network?
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How convert a genuine UK shapefile(other than the one from natural earth) to d3/topojson?

I am following Mike's page (http://bost.ocks.org/mike/map/) to make UK's map. I've converted Mr. Crone's UK postcode shapefile into topojson but failed to display it correctly. ...
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Clip or Intersection tool - QGIS giving empty files [closed]

I am trying to clip an Ordnance Survey Master Map (OSMM) feature based on a polygon created for the sake of clipping which does not have any attributes, but the output is an empty file. Projection of ...
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Where to find geojson for uk?

I want to get the GeoJson for UK.The regions which i require are in the map displayed on clicking the below link. http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=50213 I have been searching the net but ...
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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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Where to get UK city boundaries

Currently I am working on a project where I have to draw boundaries of specific region of UK. Exactly like this I want to know where to retrieve this kind of GIS data. I have tried openstreetmap data ...
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All UK census geographies in one file irrespective of scale

Is it possible to get all UK census geographies in one file? For example, I am currently looking at a table of data titled Life satisfaction by country, region, unitary authority and county, April ...
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How to generate jVectorMap for United Kingdom (UK)?

I have shapefile for UK , i need to convert this to the jVectorMap Here is my script python ^ converter.py ^ ./shapefile/map.shp ^ ./output/jquery-uk.js ^ --width 400 ^ --where "ISO = ...
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Shapefiles from Nationalgrid without a .prj file - what projection are they in?

Im working with these shapefiles: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/land-and-development/planning-authority/shape-files/ They show pipelines & electricity grid of the UK. They do not ...
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UK road network dataset

Can anybody guide me to a website or a source to download the Geographical UK road network data set. The data set should include the road distances, since I want to apply shortest path search ...
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UK Postcode boundaries [duplicate]

Before I go and pay is there a free source for UK Postcode Boundaries, ideally down to Postcode Sector level ("AA00 0" or even better "AA00 0A")? Failing that can I generate them in QGIS if I have ...
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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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Where to download shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for UK? [duplicate]

does anyone know where I can download a shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for the UK please? A google search wasn't very helpful so I thought I'd try here. A Tetrad is derived from the British ...
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What is the highest obtainable resolution of FREE elevation data in the UK?

I am seeking closure with this question guys. I am aware of various sources of free elevation data ~30+ m, and I have been searching for higher resolution FREE data for a while now. This already ...
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Network Analyst data for the UK

Where can I locate data that can be used to calculate driving distances in the UK using the Network Analyst extension to ArcGIS Desktop 10? The data that came with my software (I'm in the USA) only ...
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Appropriate map projection for the UK?

As the title: what is the most appropriate projection to reduce distortion, if I'm just showing the UK on a map? Is WGS84 fine (since it's a relatively small area), or should I use some other kind ...
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Northern Ireland Roadway Network shapefile

Does anyone know of an open-source alternative to the £7k+ offering in the Ordinance Survey map shop?
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How can I find a GIS shape file for GP surgery locations in the UK

I am doing some research on accessibility to GP surgeries in South Norfolk and want to find a GIS data file with all the GP surgeries' locations on it that could be used in ArcMap. Is there anywhere ...
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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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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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Importing UK Land Registry data into Quantum GIS

We have purchased data from the UK Land Registry to import into Quantum GIS however when I do so using the Coordinate referencing systems of OSGB 36/ British National Grid (EPSG:27700) the data ...
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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.