Sourcing good data
Steve Chilton
Middlesex University
Better Mapping – the next level
CONTENT
1. Map data sources
2. Creating your own map data
3. Some useful non-map data
4. B...
Better Mapping – the next level
But not ……..
• Ordnance Survey Mastermap
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/product...
Better Mapping – the next level
OS OpenData
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/
LICENCE
You must:
• acknow...
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
OpenStreetMap
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Downloading_data
LICENCE
OpenStreetMap is...
Better Mapping – the next level
OpenStreetMap
http://downloads.cloudmade.com/
http://www.geofabrik.de/data/download.html
3...
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
Downloadable UK base map
http://www.systemed.net/carto/ukbasemap.html
The map is in Illust...
Better Mapping – the next level
Natural Earth
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/
LICENCE
All versions of Natural Earth raste...
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
Create your own map data
http://www.systemed.net/gpx/
GPX to Illustrator conversion
This e...
Better Mapping – the next level
Create your own map data
Out-of-copyright map data
Many sources, eg:
OS New Popular Editio...
Better Mapping – the next level
Non-map data
Patterns
There are over 500 free patterns to download from the USGS:
http://s...
Better Mapping – the next level
Non-map data
Icons
SVG map icons: an attempt to create a consistent set of vector
icons su...
Better Mapping – the next level
Sourcing maps for websites
Google
Bing
OpenStreetMap
Better Mapping – the next level
Better Mapping – the next level
Thank you
Steve Chilton
Chair of the Society of Cartographers
Middlesex University
steve8@mdx.ac.uk
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Better Mapping II - Sourcing good data

  1. 1. Sourcing good data Steve Chilton Middlesex University
  2. 2. Better Mapping – the next level CONTENT 1. Map data sources 2. Creating your own map data 3. Some useful non-map data 4. Briefly – adding maps to websites Map data rather than mappable data http://www.cartography.org.uk/downloads/bm2010.pdf
  3. 3. Better Mapping – the next level But not …….. • Ordnance Survey Mastermap http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/products/osmastermap/ • UKMap data http://www.theukmap.co.uk/ • Collins/Bartholomew data http://www.bartholomewmaps.com/ • or Navteq, TeleAtlas ….. http://www.navteq.com/ http://www.teleatlas.com/index.htm Alternative data that is available
  4. 4. Better Mapping – the next level OS OpenData http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/ LICENCE You must: • acknowledge the copyright and the source of the Data by including any attribution statement specified by the Data Provider. If no specific statement is provided please use the following: Contains [insert name of Data Provider] data © Crown copyright and database right • include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licences of the Data that you grant, and a requirement that any further sub-licences do the same; • ensure that you do not use the Data in a way that suggests the Data Provider endorses you or your use of the Data; • ensure that you do not misrepresent the Data or its source.
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  7. 7. Better Mapping – the next level OpenStreetMap http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Downloading_data LICENCE OpenStreetMap is open data, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence (CC-BY-SA). You are free to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt our maps and data, as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or build upon our maps or data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence.
  8. 8. Better Mapping – the next level OpenStreetMap http://downloads.cloudmade.com/ http://www.geofabrik.de/data/download.html 3rd party downloads
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  10. 10. Better Mapping – the next level Downloadable UK base map http://www.systemed.net/carto/ukbasemap.html The map is in Illustrator 10 format (fully compatible with CS and CS2). Features : • Elevation layers at 50m intervals (from NASA SRTM data) • Built-up area layer (from Digital Chart of the World) • Coastline (generally rough data from NASA, but some areas supplemented with some good quality data traced from the New Popular Edition) • Aligned to the National Grid LICENCE The map is from public domain data and we claim no further copyright. If you would like to contribute any additions back so that other cartographers can share them please contact us.
  11. 11. Better Mapping – the next level Natural Earth http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ LICENCE All versions of Natural Earth raster + vector map data found on this website are in the public domain. Natural Earth is a map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales, featuring tightly integrated vector (Shapefiles) and raster data (TIFF).
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  14. 14. Better Mapping – the next level Create your own map data http://www.systemed.net/gpx/ GPX to Illustrator conversion This experimental service converts a GPX tracklog, downloaded from your GPS receiver, to an Adobe Illustrator file. At present it will only output files on the Ordnance Survey National Grid, and is therefore restricted to GPXs of Great Britain. Future revisions will support Mercator projections for the rest of the world.
  15. 15. Better Mapping – the next level Create your own map data Out-of-copyright map data Many sources, eg: OS New Popular Edition http://www.npemap.org.uk/ You can do what you like with the tiles as long as you're not making any money from them. You can trace as much as you like from these maps and then do whatever you like with the tracings - commercial or otherwise. If you do trace anything from them, please consider putting your tracings in the public domain, so other people can benefit. OS 1” 7th Series http://steve8.dev.openstreetmap.org/os7.htm You can do what you like with the tiles as long as you're not making money from them. You can trace as much as you like from these maps and then do whatever you like with the tracings - commercial or otherwise. Tools: Map warper http://warper.geothings.net/ Upload an o-o-c image or a map, and rectify it against a map. You can then download and use the rectified map in your mapping applications. As used by NYPL. Warp-gbos http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Warp-gbos Warp-gbos is a group of programs to convert scanned map sheets into rectified KML files or slippy map tiles.
  16. 16. Better Mapping – the next level Non-map data Patterns There are over 500 free patterns to download from the USGS: http://structure.harvard.edu/~andreas/map%20patterns/ If you purchase MaPublisher you get a wide range of patterns and symbols http://www.xyzmaps.com/mapping-software/avenza-mappublisher.asp
  17. 17. Better Mapping – the next level Non-map data Icons SVG map icons: an attempt to create a consistent set of vector icons suitable for map use, some from US Nat Parks Service: http://www.sjjb.co.uk/mapicons/introduction LICENCE To the extent possible under law, SJJB Management has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to SJJB SVG Map Icons. This work is published from United Kingdom. That said, if you are making extensive use of these icons and your medium is suitable a credit would always be appreciated linking back to this page. For instance: "Map icons CC-0 from SJJB Management”.
  18. 18. Better Mapping – the next level Sourcing maps for websites Google Bing OpenStreetMap
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  21. 21. Thank you Steve Chilton Chair of the Society of Cartographers Middlesex University steve8@mdx.ac.uk
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