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Better Mapping II - Sourcing good data


Presentation on Sourcing Good Data at Better Mapping II Seminar 24 Nov 2010

Presentation on Sourcing Good Data at Better Mapping II Seminar 24 Nov 2010

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  • 1. Sourcing good data Steve Chilton Middlesex University
  • 2. CONTENT
      • Map data sources
      • Creating your own map data
      • Some useful non-map data
      • Briefly – adding maps to websites
      • Map data rather than mappable data
  • 3. 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. OS OpenData http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/opendata/
    • 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. 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. OpenStreetMap http://downloads.cloudmade.com/ http://www.geofabrik.de/data/download.html 3 rd party downloads
  • 9.  
  • 10. 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. 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. 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. 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” 7 th 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. 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. 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. Sourcing maps for websites Google Bing OpenStreetMap
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  • 21. Thank you Steve Chilton Chair of the Society of Cartographers Middlesex University [email_address]