Making Heightmaps

Published in xyHt October 17 2017: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/making-heightmaps/ So there is no hiding it, I've been building a lot of 3d data recently, partly to sell, partly to fuel my adventures into augmented reality (if your interested in me adding this to the blog, please say!). The main thing that has been vital has been the heightmap. … Continue reading Making Heightmaps

Recreating the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps with Open Data

Originally posted on xyHt: http://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/recreating-ordnance-survey-explorer-maps-open-data/ I made a map which resembles the OS Explorer Maps...only using (free) Open Data

GIS Tips – Getting OSTN02 to work with QGIS 2.2

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know how frustrated I have been lately with QGIS and getting the Ordnance Survey transformation to work fully. With QGIS 2.2 came a lot of great changes, the best for me was the ability to add custom transformations, this gave me the ability to apply 7 parameter … Continue reading GIS Tips – Getting OSTN02 to work with QGIS 2.2

Return of Ordnance Survey’s free OS OpenData Masterclasses

Data makes the GIS world happen, good quality data is essential and FREE good quality data is rare. So when Ordnance Survey released their Open Data product it was met with a mixed review. Initially there was some disappointment that there wasn't the full level of detail that one would expect from the Mastermap product, … Continue reading Return of Ordnance Survey’s free OS OpenData Masterclasses

Ordnance Survey Open Data Certified!!

Source: Ordnance Survey Blog 13th Aug 2013 There are so many different types of open data being released that it is becoming increasingly difficult for users to know the best to use in their applications, systems and technology.  To address this, the Open Data Institute (ODI) has launched the ODI certificate, which publishers can check … Continue reading Ordnance Survey Open Data Certified!!

Just where are the standards nowadays? (rant)

I am sure I am not the only one, you have the mother of all projects to get some spatial analysis done on by close of business and you go to merge the data for a spot of spatial join action and......there is no consistency, in fact every single data has a different way of … Continue reading Just where are the standards nowadays? (rant)

Ordnance Survey release New Height Product – OS Terrain 5 & Update to OS Terrain 50

Sourced from the Ordnance Survey Blog -  Gemma, 8, July, 2013 9:55 am  OS Terrain 5 is our new fully maintained analytical height product modelling the shape of Great Britain’s landscape. OS Terrain 5 is a digital terrain model designed to work together with our large-scale products to provide the third dimension to analytical applications, … Continue reading Ordnance Survey release New Height Product – OS Terrain 5 & Update to OS Terrain 50