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LeeBeard

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you probably already know this but...
« on: April 01, 2010 »

Ordnance survey data becoming free

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8597779.stm

I dont know exactly what this means in terms of what we can get, but i think this may be it.

Of course Norn Irnd aint on it (yet?!?!), we're forgotten again

http://explore.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
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Re: you probably already know this but...
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010 »

I saw this and thought it was an april fool.
Sure that's all been available on Bing or Multimap for years.


NI's not included because they're a separate entity - a law unto themselves. If you want local maps you can use Geohub.
http://geohubni.osni.gov.uk/GeoHubMapViewer/default.aspx
You need to register (it's free) but once you do you can see 250K maps in colour, 50K maps (same scale as discover series) in black and white, or you can zoom right in to get silly amounts of detail - every hedge on every field, every house and every garden boundary is mapped.  The muddy spring at the bottom of the field behind my old house is even marked as a 'well'!

When we lived there the guy from OSNI used to come out every few years to check the maps were still accurate - now there's a dream job.

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Re: you probably already know this but...
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010 »

The above GeoHubMap link is worth a sticky, I've just been caught without my Mapyx and needed a street map and a map of the Glen River...got both..
 

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