[OSGeo-UK] How to use OS data? Missing OS GIS
walkermatt at longwayaround.org.uk
Thu Apr 7 04:54:50 EDT 2011
At Astun we've been working with OS data for years with Open Software. We've
recently signed up as Developer Partners which allows access to data for
development, testing and demonstration and also joined the Insight program
which allows early access to new products. I'd be happy to pass on details
to anyone that's interested.
I agree that we should look to get the open software we know is compatible
on the list and I'm happy to find out what's required.
On a related note we've recently pulled together a simple OS MasterMap
loader which is a thin Python wrapper around OGR 1.8. The source is
available at https://github.com/AstunTechnology/osmmloader. It's only
designed to load an initial supply at present but we will possibly look at
adding CoU support in future. Jo Cook has been working on a MapServer map
file to style the output which we'll put up with the source shortly. Some
highlights include: it uses ogr2ogr which meeans that you can write to all
destination formats supported by OGR by providing ogr2ogr command line
options; it reads GML or GZ natively and it's open software :-)
On 6 Apr 2011 17:19, "Barry Rowlingson" <b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk>
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Joanne Cook <j.cook at thehumanjourney.net>
>> Perhaps we should find out who to contact and offer to update it for
> There's a customer services contact:
> "For general enquiries, complaints, feedback or suggestions, email:
> customerservices at ordnancesurvey.co.uk or call us on 08456 05 05 05"
> I think we need someone to enquire for a sample of test data sets,
> and what the OS consider as 'supports' in the table. Just loading it
> without errors might not be enough.
> It might also be worth suggesting they add a GDAL/OGR row which would
> cover most Open-source GIS and lots of proprietary ones too.
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