[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey

Tristan Thomas tristan.thomas at wikinewsie.org
Wed Mar 31 23:16:19 BST 2010


As a rare contributor, sorry if my questions seem a bit obvious.  What does
this actually mean?  ie. will OSM now have every single street in it (once
imported obviously) and so contributors won't be able to contribute by
adding roads (other than new ones)?

Sounds like a very good result though!

Tristan

On 31 March 2010 22:15, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Well, I've been trying to spot the 'April Fool' in this, but can't!
>
> It will be interesting to see what gets released tomorrow.
>
> Well done!
>
> Graham.
>
>
> On 31 March 2010 22:09, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) <
> ajrlists at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> Slap on the back all round I think. I'll raise a glass at the Brum social
>> tomorrow night :-)
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Andy
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org [mailto:talk-gb-
>> >bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Richard Fairhurst
>> >Sent: 31 March 2010 9:36 PM
>> >To: talk at openstreetmap.org; talk-gb OSM List (E-mail)
>> >Subject: [Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey
>> >
>> >For those who don't live on Twitter:
>> >
>> >The UK Government has just announced its decision on freeing Ordnance
>> >Survey data. Full document is at
>> >http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/corporate/pdf/1528263.pdf
>> >
>> >Quick summary of what'll be released:
>> >
>> >- medium-resolution vector data (Meridian2), includes street geometries
>> >and names though the curves are a bit angular: see
>> >http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/meridian2/
>> >- another new vector dataset called OS VectorMap District, scope as yet
>> >unknown
>> >- StreetView raster data (includes street names, building outlines)
>> >- postcodes, though with points ("unit centres") not areas (Code-Point
>> >Open)
>> >- administrative boundaries (Boundary-Line)
>> >- gazetteer (OS Locator)
>> >- terrain data (Land-Form PANORAMA)
>> >- a couple of negligible very small-scale maps
>> >
>> >Contrary to original proposal, Landranger and Explorer rasters
>> >(1:25k/1:50k) will not be included.
>> >
>> >Data available tomorrow (Thursday) at
>> >http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata .
>> >
>> >Licence will be "without restrictions on use and re-use". Original
>> >proposal was CC-BY. The response notes that several respondees (many of
>> >whom read this list, I suspect) suggested either pure PD or the ODC
>> >licences because of the database rights issue, but doesn't actually say
>> >what the licence will be.
>> >
>> >I'm sure there are a few other things we'd have liked to have seen
>> >(aerial imagery, for example) but on balance this is a great result IMO
>> >- and one that wouldn't have happened without OSM.
>> >
>> >Suggest follow-ups to talk-gb.
>> >
>> >cheers
>> >Richard
>> >
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