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Posts Tagged ‘Open Street Map’

So how generous is Ordnance Survey OpenData?

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At the beginning of this month (apologies, we’re a bit late) the Government announced that much of the mapping data held by the Ordnance Survey would be released free to the public.

Birmingham now completely mapped with the free mapping service Open Street map


Birmingham is one of the first cities to be fully and completely mapped with Open Street Map. Open Street Map is a map build by volunteers and aim to map everything in the whole world, right down to you local shop on the corner of your street. There are a ton mapping services on the […]

Open Street map at a very local level

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The first person to really talk me through Open Street Map was Rob Annable.  He showed me this version – which adds layers of local information for a neighbourhood, in this case Sutton Green in Surrey. I love the way you can use the map depending on the layers of information you want/need.  Looking for […]