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GIS Ordnance Survey

Land-Line the end is in sight !

With very little fanfare the retirement of Land-Line the Ordnance Survey’s most important cartographic product was announced yesterday, oddly the main story on the OS website is about a graduate training programme ! Some seven years after the introduction of OS MasterMap, the database focused feature dataset will become the primary product for most of […]

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Data Policy Ordnance Survey Thoughts

The Lockerbie question and OS funding

This week the guardian “free our data” campaign recaps on a years activities and what progress has been made, not a great deal I’m afraid, awareness may have been increased, but this is still not an issue on the political radar screen because as Charles and Michael point out, there really is nobody in government […]

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GIS Ordnance Survey Uncategorized

Do you need a map comrade ?

I’m not sure of their real value, but I just love the way Landmark are marketing their scanned Soviet Era Military Mapping, or as their say KGB Maps of Great Britain. . Great stuff Guys !! In themselves these maps are not a new discovery but to have them made available in a more accessible […]

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GIS OGC Ordnance Survey where 2.0

The OS at Where 2.0

I’m really pleased to see the Ordnance survey presenting at this years Where 2.0 Conference this May in San Jose, California. Its important because it demonstrates that both “old” geography and neogeograhpy can learn from each other. This was a point well made by Jack Dangermond at last years event, and hopefully Ian and Mikel’s […]

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GIS Ordnance Survey

Dave Lovell OBE

Many of you in the UK GI industry will know Dave and will join me in offering congratulations on getting an OBE in the New Years Honours. Dave was once an avid reader of edparsons.com in the early days, I hope you are still enjoying it !! Written and submitted from home, using my home […]