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

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!!

UK opens up its plans for transparency and open data

Source: UK Government 28th June 2013 UK opens up its plans for transparency and open data Organisation: Cabinet OfficePublished: 27 June 2013Policy: Improving the transparency and accountability of government and its services The UK's draft National Action Plan on open data and transparency for the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has been published for consultation. The … Continue reading UK opens up its plans for transparency and open data

GIS Tips – Open data outside the UK

Here is the UK we are starting to get a plethora of free, open data in geospatial format, something I could never have imagined when I got into GIS 10yrs ago. What about when we need to work on areas outside the UK (or if you are outside the UK looking for UK data?), we've … Continue reading GIS Tips – Open data outside the UK

Ordnance Survey Linked Data Portal

Ordnance Survey Open Linked Open Data Portal Courtesy of Ordnance Survey  26th April 2013 Ordnance Survey is Great Britain's national mapping agency, providing the most accurate and up-to-date geographic data, relied on by government, business and individuals. OS OpenData is the opening up of Ordnance Survey data as part of the drive to increase innovation … Continue reading Ordnance Survey Linked Data Portal

GIS Tips – Styling Ordnance Survey Open Data

How many of us have sat there for hours adjusting the RGB values of the OS Vectormap District or wasted a day setting the line weights of Boundary Line?....Only me? Thought as much.... Well, the frustration is over, it appears that Ordnance Survey now supply style files so that the Ordnance Survey style can be … Continue reading GIS Tips – Styling Ordnance Survey Open Data