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Ordnance Survey maps for the UK #1869

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smmudge opened this Issue · 8 comments

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@smmudge

A feature request, if possible. The Ordnance Survey (OS) have made their maps available for online usage now and these are particularly helpful in the UK. When you have a spare moment (;-) would it be possible to include these as one of the map types please? Keep up the great work you are doing. Thanks.

@Lineflyer
Collaborator

Can you provide a weblink for that ?
Are these tile based maps, do they have an API ?

@SammysHP
Owner

We can display maps only if they are compatible with the API used by OSM.

@smmudge
@SammysHP
Owner
http://ecn.t{s}.tiles.virtualearth.net/tiles/r{q}?g=737&productSet=mmOS

I think that it will not work (different API than OSM).

@rsudev
Collaborator

This url seems to go through the bing maps tile server and uses a quadkey which could be calculated in a custom tile render extension class for mapsforge (analoguous to the eniro tiles I prototyped once).
Some background regarding the tiles can be found here: http://jimlynn.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/ordnance-survey-maps-in-bing-maps-silverlight-control/
Explanation of the quadkeys: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259689.aspx
So not to hard, but depends on time available. Another question is how many map sources we want to have in our maps list...

@SammysHP
Owner

@rsudev
Nice to see you back. Do you have a few minutes for me (IRC)?

@rsudev
Collaborator

@SammysHP On vacation right now, so not so often online. Its best to write here or PN in github or forum to reach me.

@RobinAllen

Ordnance Survey maps would be a big plus for many UK users, if there is any way they can be integrated. I can see it could be a lot of work, but this is something that would really set c:geo ahead in the game. The OS maps are my first port of call when navigating to a new cache. The opencyclemap is the nearest thing, but it tends to be slow to load and is often missing detail or incorrect for UK footpaths.

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