[Talk-GB] Possible use of OS triangulation stations to determine aerial imagery offset

Greg gregrs at fastmail.co.uk
Thu Sep 1 16:16:42 UTC 2016

Hi all,

Since my last email, I've analysed the relationship between the OS
triangulation station data and OSM 'man_made=survey_point's in Great
Britain. You can read about this on my wiki page
I believe it may be possible to import/merge this data at some point in
the future so I'd be grateful if you could take a look.

I have also converted the data into a GPX file with metadata that can be
understood/displayed by JOSM to allow users to more accurately determine
the offset of aerial imagery. This can be obtained here:


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016, at 08:08 PM, Greg wrote:
> I'm pleased to say that I have had confirmation from Ordnance Survey
> that their triangulation station data can be used under the Open
> Government Licence v3. I have documented this on the wiki:
> [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Gregrs/Ordnance_Survey_triangulation_stations].
> I will try to look into making this data more accessible to the
> community so that it can be used to more accurately determine the offset
> of aerial imagery. I have experimented with this idea around the Rugby
> area and it seems to work well.
> I am also in the process of analysing the relationship between this data
> and the large number of 'man_made=survey_point's already in the database
> in order to determine whether it might be feasible/useful to
> import/merge the data. It looks like similar data has been imported from
> IGN in France. Of course I won't do this until it's been properly
> discussed.
> Thanks,
> Greg.
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