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QGIS & the Open Source Mapping software stack

At home, I just installed QGIS (Desktop GIS), again after long time, on OpenSUSE 13.2. Looks good. I needed to enable relevant repository (in my case: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/openSUSE_13.2/ ) I have been also looking at web articles of whole open source … Continue reading

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Indicies of Multiple Deprivation

SNS website uses Open Street Map as background mapping to show areas of Multiple Dreprivation. Equivalent statistics for rest of Great Britain uses Ordnance Survey (OS) mapbase. If you apply for a online quote for a Gas Service pipe (new … Continue reading

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GB Addresses

I have followed the saga of opening up Address datasets in UK. If we can not open PAF or NLPG then let build an open set. See some developments: http://knowwhereconsulting.co.uk/twos-company-threes-a-crowd/ This would hopefully be opportunity to get away from distortions … Continue reading

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look at ‘An open national address gazetteer’

Recent Government report looking at An open national address gazetteer. This report is quite detailed. It covers situation at moment and how might move forward. It highlights limits of use of postcodes as already openly released in CodePoint and suggests … Continue reading

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Old Ordnance Survey Map

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Addresses in Scotland

You can look up addresses in Scotland in the One Scotland Gazetteer. It is good they provide a search facility where one can lookup the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) for a premise, as well as check where located. I … Continue reading

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Addresses: moving in right direction with GeoPlace

Update July 2011; GeoPlace is now up and running . GeoPlace™ – a government initiative for national addressing New agreement set to create a single address database LGA media release – 3 December 2010 FAQ (pdf) GeoPlace™ Q&As [lga.gov.uk] New … Continue reading

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