From the Mapperz blog, news that Bill Chadwick has added the ability to use the Google Earth plugin to his excellent “Where is the Path” application. For a long time this has been in my mind the best OS OpenSpace API site, allowing users to visualise routes using both the excellent OS maps and Google Imagery amongst many other data sets, and then export routes directly to their GPS via the GPX format.
This is just the type of innovative value add that comes from allowing developers access to raw data and server infrastructures, users now have access to a capability that is not present in the OS Get-A-Map service for example. It would be great to see further development of OpenSpace and eventually more favourable licensing terms to see more OS data used in this way, who knows even on Google Maps one day 🙂
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