Posts Tagged ‘OpenData’

New and Updated OpenStreetMap Editors

August 10, 2015 1 comment

Recent updates to Esri’s ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap (OSM) add-on and a new OSM edit option in GitHub highlight the continuing popularity of OSM as one of the go-to base layers for many online mapping applications. In April this year, Esri announced the release of ArcGIS Editor for OSM 10.3x, providing an updated free and open source desktop toolset to download, edit and publish updates to OSM.

Two years ago we wrote about the then new option to upload and visualise geoJSON format spatial data in GitHub against a base map provided by OSM. GitHub have now extended the options for viewing and collaborating on spatial data sets to include the base map itself, with a new option to improve the underlying map for registered GitHub and OSM users.


Registered users can either edit the base map themselves or for those who haven’t registered with OSM, leave a note for another editor to review and resolve. Use of the OSM data remains subject to the terms and conditions of the Open Data Common Open Data Licence.






Release of OS Open Map

March 30, 2015 1 comment

In February this year, to coincide with International Open Data Day, Ordnance Survey (GB) announced the launch of a new suite of digital map products. Included in the product suite is OS Open Map – Local,  one of the most detailed vector map products (nominal viewing scale of 1:10,000) to be released under the OS OpenData initiative.

Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] (2015)

Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] (2015)

OS Open Map – Local and the related products, including OS Open Rivers, OS Open Roads and OS Open Names, have just been made available on the OS web site and are now available to download in GML 3.2 and shapefile formats. The data are made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL).