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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

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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UK postcodes to census wards

I'm planning a project using counts of data aggregated by UK postcodes. I'd like to relate the counts to local small area census population data. Does anyone know is there lookup data available to ...
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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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Help finding Postcode Boundaries for The UK, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Brazil? [closed]

I would be forever grateful for anyone's help finding current Postal Code shapefiles for any or all of these countries. Spain Brazil UK Ireland Canada Free is obviously better but because I may use ...
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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.
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How to create shapefile from OS MasterMap data using ArcGIS Desktop 10?

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 ...
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How do I plot data stored in an attribute table (really in a database) in qgis

I have a csv of UK postcodes from Ordnance Survey that looks like SE1 0AA,10,531869,179427,E92000001,E19000003,E18000007,E09000028,E05000536 When I import to QGIS using 'Add Delimited Text Layer', ...
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How to cite Geospatial Data that has been edited?

I used data from the Ordnance Survey for some maps I created. License information for the Ordnance Survey says to cite OS data like this: Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database ...
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UK region overlay on map

I'm hoping to overlay UK regions (East Midlands, Wales, London etc) on a Google Map. Ideally the regions could be coloured, opaque and have some form of label. There is no hover / interaction ...
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Postcode Shape Files for the UK

I am trying to find the shape files for postcode sector and districts in the UK. Specifically inside London. I know I can go and pay for these but I only really need to use them once. I want to ...
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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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Where to acquire elevation data for UK?

I'm looking for digital elevation data for UK. Does anybody know if there is a good service providing data for free that are of better accuracy than ASTER-DEM that is around 30m and if not what is the ...
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UK Building co-ordinates web service

Within the UK, do any commercial web services offer building level geocoding to a coordinate? If so what level of accuracy is available?
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What is most accurate coordinate system for calculating areas of polygons?

I have multiple polygons, all located offshore around the UK. I am trying to calculate the areas of these polygons in square kilometres, without splitting them by UTM zone. Is it possible to do this ...
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How to transfer data from spreadsheet into shapefile?

I am looking at Deprivation in the UK and there is some good data in the form of spreadsheets on this website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/indices2010 I would like ...
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Downloadable Super Output Areas

I was planning on drawing some deprivation maps this afternoon, but I can't find a site to download the Lower Super Output Area boundaries from to display the data. The only link I can find is to a ...
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Radio station coverage areas for the UK

In the US, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) publishes transmitter data about TV and Radio stations, including information about their respective service area boundaries. Using the ...
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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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Are there any sources of UK building footprint data available?

I noticed that there's another question related to this topic, but the question was related to US data. I'm looking at the possibility of producing an interactive map for a UK based city, which ...
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GeoNetwork 2.6 and Geoserver CRS codes

I am a relatively new convert to the GeoNetwork (on 2.6) and presently setting up a server in the UK but have been having issues with the crs code used in , I think this is where I need to make the ...
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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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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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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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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?