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1Spatial and Univ of Nottingham team up for OpenStreetMap project

Cambridge, UK: 1Spatial has entered into a partnership with the Centre for Geospatial Science at the University of Nottingham for a new project called the OpenStreetMap Great Britain (OSM-GB). The project aims to create a superior quality, topologically structured version of OpenStreetMap covering Great Britain.

The 15-month research project has two main objectives which include using 1Spatial’s Radius Studio platform and data quality expertise to identify, flag and then fix any errors or inconsistencies in the OSM data and then to project the data on the British National Grid to create a repurposed dataset for the UK which will be available as a free OGC web service, a tile service or for download.

The second part of the project seeks to improve the overall utility of OSM data for Great Britain to give increased confidence to the user community and attract users in the public sector and other domains who have not yet evaluated OSM data against their traditional sources.

Source: 1spatial