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As well as Mark Bryant's answer. Also available from the Ordnance Survey Open Data portal is the "Ordnance Survey Meridian2 Map set" This is a vector (Shape file set) with many different layers, however one of the vector layers provided is a 1 meter gridded height point map that can be use to create a tin layer among other things. I've used it previously ...


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OS Terrain 50 is available through the Ordnance Survey OpenData portal. You can find details about OS Terrain 50 at this link: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/terrain-50.html


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You should look at the geomatics LIDAR group site. registration is required but it is freely available in many part of UK as long as it is for non commercial use. Otherwise, there are of course the SRTM and the ASTER DEM, but the resolution is not as good, respectively 90 and 30 m.


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I've recently updated the Loader install instructions on the wiki to use pip an alternative Python package manager which supersedes easy_install.


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Great links from @MappaGnosis and @BagOfSpanners. My number one source for shapefiles is DIVA-GIS, simply select your country (United Kingdom) and subject (Administrative areas). Unzip the downloaded file and you should see 3 polygon shapefiles with differing top-levels. The layer GBR_adm0 contains a single polygon of the UK: If you wish, you can convert ...


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For the free Ordnance Survey data, go to http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/opendata-products.html. Click on the big button at the top labelled "Order Now". On the new page, scroll down until you see Boundary Line. Each dataset has a number of check boxes for ordering options. Boundary line is only offered for the whole of ...


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I use http://openstreetmapdata.com/data/coastlines It's in lat/long format, rather than OSGR format. It covers the entire planet, but Shapefiles are a fairly simple format, so it's possible to write a smallish program to filter by latitude and longitude.



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