Interesting challenge, Can you do simple spatial analysis without access to a GIS or raw data ?
I received this email today, what do you think ?
“Hope you are well – I am now 18 months into a career in renewable energy and am the “expert” in GIS in this company. We work with Imass (my old employers) with a GIS-based system for working out how much connections of wind-farms, biomass plants etc. are to the electricity grid. I am going through a data checking exercise and want to compare substation locations digitised by Imass with air photos and maps.
It is easy for us to create a KML file and display on Google Earth but do any of your readers know of a clever way of comparing with OS mapping – without the need of a GIS or ownership of the OS maps? Obviously one by one we can compare on Multimap but how do I quickly move around 800 points?
I wondered if Where’s the Path was along the right lines on this. Not sure where I can find the right forum to discuss.”
My guess is that for largely organisational / licensing issues this would not be possible, even if technically it may be, but it’s an interesting thought…
Written and submitted from the Google Office, London.