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Using OS Open Map-Local
« on: 11 January 2017, 15:23:40 »
This is a technical description on how to set up the raster version of OS Open Map-Local as a basic layer in M4OPS. Much of this is based on the OS Getting Started Guide.


Note that although the vector version would be better it requires significantly more work to implement, including:
  • downloading GML or Shapefiles (which QGIS renders much quicker)
  • (for GML) using a special editor (eg EditPad Lite) suitable for viewing/editing (big) files
  • using QGIS to clip out the relevant section for the OPS
  • carefully applying styles layer by layer
  • either exporting as a vector, or as a raster then tiling
There is help and support, but it is easier for us to use the raster version.

(The OS OpenMap layer we use from NLS is from OS Street View has been superseded by OS Open Map - Local.)
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