Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OS OpenSpace API

I’m pretty new to the world of GIS but one thing seems blindingly obvious to me, maps are becoming commoditised. With Google Maps and Virtual Earth already on the block, who is ever going to pay for maps anymore? New to the fray is the OS OpenSpace API, from the Ordnance Survey. It looks pretty decent, it includes some things not available in the other map providers, such as administrative boundaries, but misses other things like aerial imagery. When I get chance I will play with the API to see how good it is and get some ideas for our own JavaScript API.

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