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OS Map Integration into Geograph Begins!

Ordnance Survey have sent the Geograph team 21 CDs of 1:50K maps. Huge thanks to the OS for making this possible, this data is otherwise prohibitively expensive to consider using within a site like Geograph.

Over the next fews days these are getting trickled up to the Geograph servers, and then Barry Hunter will perform the integration work. You can probably expect to start seeing some basic integration of maps into photo viewing pages before Christmas. This will really enhance the educational value of the site, something we’ll be building further upon in the new year.

Coincidentally, Ed Parsons offers a tantalising glimpse of OS Openspace today. Can’t wait to see that reach a public release…