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Wrong transformation between British National Grid and WGS84

I have access to a remote DB with the following specifications: PostgreSQL 11.12 POSTGIS="2.5.2 r17328" [EXTENSION] PGSQL="110" GEOS="3.7.0-CAPI-1.11.0 673b9939" PROJ=&...
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Confusion on Northing and Easting values in UK

From what I understand about UTM Northing and Easting values.. In the Northern Hemisphere, Northing is the number of metres from the equator. Easting is based on the Central Meridian (CM) of the zone ...
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Using OS 6 fig grid refs in QGIS

I have a large (>4,000 points) dataset of species records that needs to be mapped in QGIS, however the only spatial information with them are 6 figure OS grid references (eg SD311124). The file is ...
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Shape Integrity Error using GeoPackage in ArcGIS Pro

I'm trying to use the OS Zoomstack dataset in ArcGIS Pro 2.9. It is in GeoPackage format. However, it doesn't display all the features (I've tried in QGIS which displays them all fine) and when I open ...
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Appropriate map projection for the UK and Republic of Ireland?

This is for a hobby project of producing a 3d map in the 3d modelling package Blender. I'm using QGIS to prepare Digital Elevation Model data (combining a handful of tiles and then clipping them) to ...
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Querying for all solar farms in the UK using OSM and QGIS

I'm using the query function in QuickOSM plugin [out:json]; area["name"=United Kingdom"]->.searchArea; nwr(area.searchArea)["generator:source"="solar['generator:output:...
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Searching software to return UK Postal Addresses from polygon

Does anyone know of software that will return a list of UK postal addresses from a polygon drawn on a map? We are currently using AFD Postcode Plus but that only allows us to do a radial search. A ...
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What is this UK coordinate system?

I received a dataset of Merseyside area (corresponding to the metropolitan area of Liverpool, United Kingdom, broadly defined) where the location coordinates are totally a mystery to me, and ...
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Seeking data on population per postcode district in UK [closed]

I'm searching for a data set which contains the population of each postcode district (e.g SG1 or LE2) in the UK. I'm struggling to find this anywhere especially for free. Is there anywhere I can find ...
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Discrepancies in reprojection to British National Grid using different software

I am converting coordinate values from EPSG 4326 (lat long) to EPSG 27700 (British National Grid). I have used QGIS and am then verifying the results using GDAL, but I am find that for higher ...
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Extents of British National Grid

What are the valid extents of the British National Grid? Are all tiles AA through ZZ valid, or is it just those which start with H,J,N,O,S,T that should be used?
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Seeking incline of roads data

I need to plot the incline of roads in England. I could estimate this using elevation data, however this would be a significant amount of work. Does this data already exists (ideally free with a ...
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Determining CRS for contoured road map of England and Wales

I've been working with some old maps lately [1800-present] and I've had some difficulty identifying CRS/projection. This map has this written at the bottom. Based off of this, how can I find what ...
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Centroid in British National Grid

I am trying to work out centroid of a polygon, but I need this in British National Grid. Does anyone know a way of getting it to work in QGIS 3.10?
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Converting Excel Spreadsheet into Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to convert the Wards in Leeds data in data.gov.uk into a polygon shapefile, so I can clearly see all of the wards and perform calculations. I have tried using the add spreadsheet layer ...
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Convert CensusWard codes to Google Maps (UK)

The UK's Office for National Statistics uses Census Ward codes for some of its data. For instance, this file - https://www.ons.gov.uk/visualisations/dvc479/map/data/data.xls - has life expectancy by ...
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How to split summary address received as response of ordnance survey address base

I am using an API to fetch search response from ordinance survey address base, the result includes a summary address field which contains full address in one line. The result can be ambiguous as ...
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Downloading georeferenced maps from geoportals

Is it possible to download georeferenced maps from Havering London Borough and Adur & Worthing Councils portals, and if it is, then how? I tried to use http response (see picture below), however ...
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Altering layer's CRS to correct Layer Misalignment in QGIS

I've got a vector layer in my project which isn't aligned with the rest of the project (see attached JPEG). These are work files so I'm not sure when they were created or how they might have been ...
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UK constituency boundaries that can be used with Google maps

Is there a comparatively easy way to marry-up UK election boundary data with Google maps? I am 100% NOT looking for anyone to do the work I should be doing, but with data sets from Open Gov, Ordnance ...
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Seeking free or recent aerial imagery

Is it possible to view either live or very recent (past few days) aerial imagery for UK? Ideally images would be satellite imagery, high resolution and free.
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UK: Looking to plot house/building numbers on a map, but can't find a data source

I'm trying to plot UK house numbers on a map but I'm having trouble finding a good data source. I have download the Ordnance Survey Master Map and the CartographicText layer does contain some house ...
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Seeking polygons that map out land zone type (ie Residential, Industrial, Commercial) in UK?

I'm looking at displaying the commercial and industrial areas of the UK on QGIS so that I can do some work on them. I'm not looking to add my own data to it, merely find a shapefile or geopackage or ...
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QGIS 3.6 QUICKOSM buildings query CRS with metre untis to create buffer

Using QGIS 3.6.2 I'm running a QUICKOSM query to find residential buildings in Scotland. I want to then put a buffer around them. The query is fine, if a little slow. The only CRS I can get to ...
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Seeking UK Postcode out-code list containing county?

I’m trying to put together a spreadsheet containing the following fields: postcode out-code, county Can anybody please point me in the direction of a list (or 2 lists which I could join) containing ...
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Distances between points British National Grid (BNG)

I have a point dataset expressed in British National Grid (about 10,000 points distributed all over the UK). I want to do some cluster analysis and I am aware that distance distortion might have an ...
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Choosing coordinate reference systems?

I have downloaded some shapefiles from two different sources both of which show different aspects of the same area. However, they have different Coordinate reference systems. One has the reference ...
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What are last four columns in Royal Mail CSV PAF data used for?

Royal mail provides detailed address data for the UK in a format called PAF. You can download sample PAF data here. Most of the field definitions can be found in the official documentation here, but ...
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Agricultural Land Classification from ArcGIS Online not working? [closed]

When I add the Agricultural land classification (ALC) map from ArcGIS Online, the layer in the table of contents loads, however the actual map doesn't. I really need to ALC for the Humber Region, UK ...
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Finding all geographic points for UK local authorities?

I'd like to write some JavaScript code which works out whether a given set of coordinates is contained within a particular UK local authority. I've been looking around, and this seems like the right ...
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Finding an open data layer which includes towns , villages and ciities in the UK

I am looking for a data layer that i can import into Qgis to show towns, villages and cities. either of the three in an individual shp file would also be useful. this is part of a project in which i ...
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Seeking vector data for wind speed and operating turbines in UK? [closed]

I have been familiarising myself with QGIS and the free information Ordnance Survey provide. Though I'm struggling to find further data specific to my needs. I want to produce a map plotting ...
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Using UK Government Data in QGIS?

I've downloaded some .asc files from the UK Government. They are 1m resolution LIDAR tiles. Apparently. When I load them into QGIS, they appear with the nice thumbnails and everything. But I get ...
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Where I can find a good regexp to extract sector, district and area from a UK postcode?

I am looking for official/reliable regexps to extract sector/district/areas from a UK postcode. I have found a few online but I am not sure how good they are, and I have not a way to test them ...
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Georeferencing xyz layer from Griffiths Valuation of 1850s?

I have made progress on my project to map land and property owned by individuals in 1850 in Ireland using Griffiths Valuation maps. I used http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/single_layer/tiles/{...
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Seeking shapefiles for Marshlands, swampy areas in UK?

Can anyone point me in the direction of shapefile data for all the coastal and inland areas of saltmarsh, wetland and inland marshes for the United Kingdom, including Isle of Man? OS Open Data does ...
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Downloading Map Tiles from Griffiths Valuation of Northern Ireland?

I would like to download map tiles of Northern Ireland associated with Griffiths Valuation of Ireland in 1867. These maps have details of property leased by individuals, including farm fields and ...
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Availability of Frequent LiDAR Data in UK?

I am looking for LIDAR data of grasslands located all around UK with a spatial resolution of 1m and a frequency of at least once a week. I've already had a look at the Environmental Agency but their ...
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Purchasing NDVI imagery for South Western England? [closed]

I am working on a project developing an application for livestock farmers where they can monitor their feed using satellite data. The main aim is to calculate the biomass of a field of grass. The ...
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Where can I find UK boundary data shapefiles where features have attributes pointing to their parent subdivision?

I know similar questions have been asked before but none have given me exactly what I need. I am trying to find boundary shapefile data for the UK which splits different subdivisons into different ...
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Seeking land use map in London and UK?

I am looking for the land use data of London in vector format, preferably in polygons. I am interested in whether a building / an area is residential, office or retail use, like this one (https://www....
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UK outline basemap [duplicate]

I am looking for a shapefile of the rough outline of the UK to use as a basemap, where is the best place to source one? All the shapefiles I have found have been extremely detailed with internal ...
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UK regional shape map with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

We have obtained boundary line data for England from the Office for National Statistics portal, which displays English regions like: We want boundary line data for regions within the United Kingdom. ...
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Shapefile of United Kingdom Constituencies of 1970 Elections [closed]

Does anyone know where to find shapefiles of older UK constituencies? I am specifically looking for the shapefile of the constituencies used for the 1970 elections (of which the results can be found ...
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Functional urban areas in the UK

I want to perform an analysis on urban areas in the UK. As, indeed, urban areas can be defined in multiple ways, I would like to rely on some well-accepted definitions and polygons. I found this EU ...
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Automatically moving along columns within a layer as moved to the next item in a QGIS Atlas?

My problem is quite hard to explain, I have attached some images to help illustrate my issue. I want to produce a large number of maps which overlap in geographic area. Currently my data is arranged ...
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What address database does Google Maps use for United Kingdom?

When searching for a United Kingdom address in Google Maps, is the OS AddressBase or another address database being queried?
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Location of UK Town to Postal Sector database or .csv

I've been searching all over, but cannot find a database/CSV for matching a UK Town to postal sectors. Example: Hampton Hill” is postcode sector” TW12 1
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Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland OSNI .qml file for large scale vector data?

I am a new QGIS user, having moved across from Arc. I have access to OSNI (Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland) data and to .lyr files associated with them, but has anyone created a .qml file for the ...
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Converting Northings/Eastings to Longitude/Latitude using R issue with Northern Ireland?

I have found a lot of questions about conversions of Northings/Eastings to Longitude/Latitude in R. I have been working with this tutorial from Alex Singleton which is really useful in explaining the ...
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