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29 April 2010

Ordnance Survey Maps Vector Map District Available

Ordnance Survey Maps Vector Map District Available


Finally a very useful dataset from ordnance survey for users wanting to create cartographic maps at mid-scale. Licence favourable for the use (with source attrbution) for the like of open street maps and others.

Techie spec.
Specification OS VectorMap District
CoverageGreat Britain ( England, Scotland and Wales )
Data sourceMajority of content derived from the mid-scales database. Buildings, cartographic text and functional sites derived from large-scale database.
Data structureESRI® Shape
ScaleNominal scale is 1:25 000.
Recommended scale range is 1:15 000 to 1:35 000.
Storage (unzipped)Tiles range between 6 - 20 Mb
Vector stylingShape format is supplied without styling, enabling users to customise the data to suit their needs.
Product content

Each vector feature has its own feature code, and falls within one of 15 layers:

A full list of feature codes and layers can be found here.

Number of tiles2860 tiles cover Great Britain
Tile size10km x 10km
Coordinate reference systemOSGB36. (@mapperz will have a WGS84 version by May2010)

Data Available to Download Here:
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html

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3 Comments:

At Friday, April 30, 2010 9:19:00 am, Blogger pr said...

the obvious thing that's missing is public footpath and other public access info that's on Explorer/Landranger maps

 
At Sunday, May 02, 2010 2:54:00 am, Blogger Land Surveyor said...

this looks like something very interesting and I'll let my fellow members at http;//landsurveyorsunited.com know about it..thanks for the tip!

 
At Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:45:00 pm, Blogger thamesidemedia said...

There are lots of royalty-free vector maps of Britain and Ireland on www.maproom.net. Good if you need to use a map base for commercial work, which OS doesn't allow for its free maps.

 

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