I want to make a map showing pubs in London but don't know how to go about getting the data. I have looked on digimap and downloaded a few things but none seem to be right. any ideas?
Using OpenStreetMap data http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API (as London is very well mapped) no issues with license/permissons
- goto: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/dii (the query will run automatically)
*except the processing is large (continue option) as goes over 2mb in the web browser.
Export as GeoJSON
Open QGIS load the GeoJSON file and you should have
Ujaval Ghandi has a nice tutorial in QGIS on exactly how to do that here:
The Points of Interest layer on EDINA Digimap has pub locations.
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The Points of Interest data form Digimap has the pub locations but there are some quirks when it comes to using it. It is a .csv file but the columns are not separated by commas but by the pipe symbol: | This is done because there are sometimes commas in the text fields. ArcGIS needs a schema.ini file in the same folder as the .csv file to tell it that it needs to use pipes and not commas to separate the columns.
Digimap has provided a help page which explains what you need to create to use the PoI data in ArcGIS: