Using OS OpenData
Since April 2010, we have made a range of location data available for free to foster innovation and encourage government transparency. Anyone can download data to help them build applications underpinned by geography for any purpose. Postcode and administrative boundary datasets are among those freely available and have already been used in a variety of interesting and innovative uses. This is backed up by access to a free API OS OpenSpace.
Access it here: Open Data
With samples of all of our premium products
Alternatively, samples of ALL our premium products can be downloaded from our sample data page. From this page, links are available to all the product pages and the technical documentation for each product. (Note: Geospatial information – when dealing with the data files – requires a certain amount of ‘getting used to’ in terms of the data structures, and file formats. The technical files will help!)
Sample all of our our Data.
By filling in our Developer Licence
Most of our data is 2D in its nature – this challenge is about understanding how people will interact with data that incorporates the third dimension. To that end we have supplied for central Newcastle the following layers
Building Height Attribution (block models)
- Complex Building Geometry (buildings) (provided as is)
To access this data, you simply need to fill in the Developer Licence form.
How to fill in the Developer Licence form.
The Developer Licence is a simple electronic form that provides access to sample digital mapping to enable you to develop, test and demonstrate our data to your potential customers.
Use the following options on the form to access the information needed for this competition:
a. Q11. data layers: OS MM Topography Layer (with Building Height Attribute); OS Terrain 5
b. Q12(d) (ignore a – c!) area of interest: SW – 424180, 564234. NE – 425114, 564921 (this is central Newcastle)
c. Q5: use ‘other’ and add note “IC Tomorrow Data Challenge Competition”
Once you have completed the form, please send it back to: firstname.lastname@example.org