Ordnance Survey maps for the UK #1869

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smmudge opened this Issue Jul 5, 2012 · 8 comments

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smmudge commented Jul 5, 2012

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.

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

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SammysHP commented Jul 5, 2012

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

smmudge commented Jul 9, 2012

There is a script that is used as a plug in to Chrome etc. to display the
OS maps so I guess the call through the API will be in there somewhere.
This is the link to the script hosting site:

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/109145

The OS maps were made publicly available last year I think.

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SammysHP commented Jul 9, 2012
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).

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rsudev commented Jul 10, 2012

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...

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

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rsudev commented Jul 11, 2012

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

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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