[Talk-GB] UPRN Locations Map

Tony OSM tonyosm9 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 10:48:17 UTC 2020

Thanks Russ - didn't know about https://os.openstreetmap.org/

Free beer or free speech -  I'm looking at.


On 03/07/2020 11:35, Russ Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jul 2020 at 11:24, Tony OSM <tonyosm9 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There was a reference to £1000 worth of data being made free each month
>> to individual users - can't find out how this works yet. This may allow
>> us as individuals to populate OSM and OSM essentially aggregates the
>> data - rather like postcode data. I am researching the site to find out
>> how this works.
> I'm fairly sure that's "free as in beer" and not "free as in speech",
> and the data will still be subject to a restrictive license which is
> incompatible with OSM.
>> OS have also made maps downloadable as images 'OS OpenMap Local' - I did
>> OS square SD, this provides a map picture, I checked out a new housing
>> estate and it has the street names - not currently in OSM (haven't put
>> them in yet). So the OS data is useful. For that SD square they provide
>> hundreds of files based on their method of 10km  map references with 4
>> sections per 10 km - NW,NE,SW,SE. Not easy to use, an overlay of
>> sections is required. This is updated regularly so can replace OS Open
>> Data Streetview which I believe to be no longer updated.
> OpenMap Local is already available on https://os.openstreetmap.org/
> and presumably it will percolate down into editors in due course.

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