28 March 2012

Underground Olympic Legends Map

Underground Olympic Legends Map


The Underground Olympic Legends Map was designed by Alex Trickett  David Brooks, who say on their design:

"We love sport, we love lists and we love London, so what better challenge than to select 361 of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen and to fit them on to our iconic tube map.

"There were heated debates and a few late changes of heart, but we are happy with the result: dozens of nations represented, all 2012 Olympic sports accounted for, and Ali and Phelps, two of the greatest Olympians of all time, guarding the Stratford gateways to the Games."

"These things always divide opinion, so we are happy to discuss (and defend!) any of our choices @alextrickett "


20 March 2012

Official Custom Made Ordnance Survey Maps

Official Custom Made Ordnance Survey Maps
[users this is a pay for service offered by the Ordnance Survey.]

Customise your map in just three easy steps?
1. Add your desired location (map to show you centre point and can be adjusted interactively).

2. Choose format (folded or flat) and scale and language (English or Welsh)

3. Add Title(s) and Subtitle, choose cover images.

Ordnance Survey now offer a brand new mapping service that gives you the opportunity to customise an OS Explorer Map (1:25,000) or OS Landranger Map (1:50,000) .

You might want to centre it on your neighbourhood, the start of your favourite walk, a mountain bike trail you're heading off to at the weekend or you may even want to create one as a special gift.


    custom printed by Ordnance Survey just for you
    choose the centre of your map anywhere in Great Britain*
    add your own titles, including the spine
    create a flat or folded map
    choose from over 50 cover images
    printed on tough and durable map paper
    fixed personalised cover on folded maps

Your custom made map from Ordnance Survey is made to the same high quality as the famous OS Explorer and OS Landranger maps.

You can benefit from a bespoke map displaying the area around your chosen location. Choose an OS Explorer Map - Custom Made™ at 1:25,000 scale, or an OS Landranger Map - Custom Made™ at 1:50,000 scale. After all, it's your adventure!
*Please be advised that for the Isle of Man Ordnance Survey can only produce 1:50 000 scale mapping (OS Landranger Map - Custom Made). Ordnance Survey are unable to produce custom made maps for the Channel Islands.

Cost starts at £16.99 +free delivery in the UK.

You can choose to have your custom made map produced from OS 1:25 000 scale or 1:50 000 scale mapping.
OS Explorer Map - Custom Made

    Scale: 1:25 000
    Coverage (on ground): 20km x 20km

OS Landranger Map - Custom Made

    Scale: 1:50 000
    Coverage (on ground): 40 km x 40 km

Map delivery information

Your OS Explorer Map - Custom Made or OS Landranger Map - Custom Made is unique and printed to order. If your order is placed before 2.00pm, it will be despatched on the next working day. If ordered after 2.00pm, your order will be despatched on the following working day.

Postage in the UK is free unless you require express courier delivery. All deliveries are made to the address specified in your order. Courier delivery is within two working days (Mon-Fri), a signature is required.

Online Mapping Service by Ordnance Survey is here:


16 March 2012

PostGIS 2.0.0 64-bit for Windows Beta Released

 PostGIS 2.0.0 64-bit for Windows Beta Released

If there are no major issues, we hope to include the 64-bit for 2.0 on Stack Builder. We greatly thank those who funded our campaign to do this.
What does the 64-bit come with. The same stuff as the 32-bit but all compiled under Mingw64-bit tool chain.
  • Command line loader / dumper for ESRI shape files
  • 2-in-1 GUI Loader/dumper for ESRI shape files. Note this version is greatly improved over the 1.5 version. key areas were: stability enhancements, ability to import multiple files at once, and ability to export files to ESRI shapefile.
  • Raster support
  • Topology support
  • Tiger Geocoder
  • Enhanced 3D support. 3D will get a bit more loving in 2.1 series.

Import and Export Shapefiles:

PostGIS ESRI Shapefile GUI

This is packaged as a stand-alone ready to be copied into your PgAdmin III install (or run stand-alone) latest from PostGIS 2.0.0 trunk as of March 8th, 2012 (r9428). This version includes ability to import multiple shapefiles at once as well as ability to export to shape file. It will appear as a plugin under PgAdminIII and will automatically fill in the credentials of the database you have selected in PgAdmin III.
It has support for both importing into geometry and geography tables. Note: The geography import feature works only against a PostGIS 1.5 or higher databases.


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