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4/1/2010 11:48:51 AM

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Please read . . .

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/corporate/pdf/1528263.pdf

Discuss . . .
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4/13/2010 9:35:14 AM

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Dan,
Any news/feelings on whether traveline/NPTDR data will go free? I've twittered this question to '@Travelline' but got no response...
By the way, if anyone is thinking of downloading some of the files are rather big, but there is a fast response from OS for free DVDs with the data on (within a week, although up to 28 days standard).
Keith
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4/13/2010 10:40:22 AM

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PT data will not be free, had a meeting with Traveline a few weeks ago and they said they had no plans on making data free.

Do you think there would be a need for a third party data downloader/cutter? The problem with the OS data is that you get the whole UK. As an OS partner we are looking at providing a cutting tool, so you cut the area you want off-line then download just that areas data? What do you think?
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4/13/2010 11:06:58 AM

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Ah, at least the question was put to them. Still maybe one day...

For me, I don't think I would have the need for a cutter/data downloader. For the Rasters you can just download the lot (streetview being a little different), and then just open what you need (although this is dependent on if you know your grid squares). I suppose the Meriden2 data is more substantial and could cause some problems opening up (I haven't tried yet) - but will do soon, and my opinion may change!!

A key thing is also what will follow, in May the districts file is released, and how it interacts with other national datasets released...

There is a twitter trend #opendata and opinions on there may help you decide (if you haven't looked at this already)...
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4/13/2010 11:53:01 AM

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Ahh cheers for this, I will look into it. Have a meeting with OS in a couple of weeks so will find out more then.
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4/13/2010 11:56:56 AM

keithdrew76
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Got the twitter trend slightly wrong its #osopendata...just in case!
I'll give you feedback on how I find opening the datasets too.
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4/13/2010 3:47:35 PM

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I think this is something that would be useful, the problem with Meridian 2 data is that it comes in separate layers. Would you propose supplying a pre joined layer for just the area that is required?

Rob
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4/13/2010 4:04:47 PM

keithdrew76
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This product maybe more to your liking Rob then, maybe...released in May freely!

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/vectormap/district/index.html

Keith (sorry clogging up the responses, I get carried away!)
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4/14/2010 9:34:32 AM

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I have been following Vector Map closely since it was announced at Location 09. I look forward to seeing what it can offer to the Accession clients, though unfortunately the sample datasets have a few gaps in the data, hopefully these will be addressed before the full release next month.
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4/16/2010 10:35:18 AM

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Here is the site to get all your data from: -

http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/
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4/19/2010 11:38:32 AM

RobT
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Cheers for all the info, is it only 1:250k Raster that is being given away free? Are the 1:25K and 1:50k still paid for items?
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4/19/2010 1:20:10 PM

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All Rasters below 250k (apart from OSStreetView) are still paid for. The 50k data that is available is a 'locator' basically has all the place names from 50k maps...

Although this is only supposedly the start of data being freed, so hopefully the more detailed rasters will become available...

Keith
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4/20/2010 9:13:54 AM

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Though I personally prefer using Streetview data which is just as detailed as 1:25k i believe. To give an idea a corporate licence for Streetview was over £125k before being made free - more expensive than 1:25K Raster.
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6/10/2010 11:26:29 AM

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Keith,

Just thought i would see if you had used the new VectorMap product? I have been testing it but have found various holes in the road link's - have you had similar problems?
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