Changeset 459 for trunk


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Feb 6, 2007, 8:25:34 PM (13 years ago)
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Nick Burch
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Few updates to the FAQ, and have links from the top

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     6<ul>
     7<li><a href="#whatIsIt">What is it?</a></li>
     8<li><a href="#licence">What licence does the data have?</a></li>
     9<li><a href="#junkMail">Will I get more junk mail if I enter my postcode?</a></li>
     10<li><a href="#whatMaps">What maps are you using?</a></li>
     11<li><a href="#doAnything">So can I do what I like with your scans/tiles?</a></li>
     12<li><a href="#download">Okay; I can use the tiles for some things; can I download the complete set?</a></li>
     13<li><a href="#worldFiles">It'd be really great if I could get a world file / .jpw / etc</a></li>
     14<li><a href="#orthorectifying">Isn't orthowotsiting an old map hard?</a></li>
     15<li><a href="#openstreetmap">Why don't you use maps created from OpenStreetMap data?</a></li>
     16<li><a href="#freethepostcode">Will this data be imported back into Free the Postcode?</a></li>
     17<li><a href="#accuracy">If you are using scans of old maps, how accurate will the locations be?</a></li>
     18<li><a href="#houseMissing">My house isn't on a 1950s map</a></li>
     19<li><a href="#gps">I know exactly where I am, and what my postcode is</a></li>
     20<li><a href="#islands">I can't seem to find a certain island on your overview map</a></li>
     21<li><a href="#howToUse">So, how do I use it?</a></li>
     22<li><a href="#codepoint">Psst, I have a copy of the codepoint database. Wanna look?</a></li>
     23<li><a href="#otherdata">Here's another source of free postcodes</a></li>
     24<li><a href="#codepointBusiness">Won't you drive codepoint out of business?</a></li>
     25<li><a href="#tileJoins">The map doesn't join up.</a></li>
     26<li><a href="#helpOrthorectifying">The wonkiness is so annoying it drives me mad, and I have experience of orthrectifying maps. Please let me straighten your maps.</a></li>
     27<li><a href="#gdal">Why didn't you use proj/gdal?</a></li>
     28<li><a href="#scotlandNI">Why don't you have good mapping data of Scotland and Northern Ireland?</a></li>
     29<li><a href="#who">Who did the work?</a></li>
     30</ul>
     31
     32<hr />
     33
     34
     35<a name="whatIsIt"></a>
    636<h3>What is it?</h3>
    737
     
    2353</p>
    2454
     55
     56<a name="licence"></a>
    2557<h3>What licence does the data have?</h3>
    2658
     
    2961when they enter their postcode.</p>
    3062
     63
     64<a name="junkMail"></a>
    3165<h3>Will I get more junk mail if I enter my postcode?</h3>
    3266
     
    3569your name or house number. Please see our <a href="/privacy.html">privacy policy</a>.</p>
    3670
     71
     72<a name="whatMaps"></a>
    3773<h3>What maps are you using?</h3>
    3874
     
    4177projects involving Scotland and Northern Ireland</a>.</p>
    4278
     79
     80<a name="doAnything"></a>
    4381<h3>So can I do what I like with your scans/tiles?</h3>
    4482
     
    4987</p>
    5088
     89
     90<a name="download"></a>
    5191<h3>Okay; I can use the tiles for some things; can I download the complete set?</h3>
    5292
    5393<p>
    54 Not yet. We need to make sure we've uncovered all the obvious flaws with
    55 the current tiles (eg human error in cropping and numbering the tiles)
    56 and have worked out an efficient distribution format.
    57 <a href="reportBug.html">Let us know</a> if you want to
    58 use the tiles; please don't try and crawl our tileserver to obtain the entire
    59 set.
    60 </p>
    61 
     94We have all the tiles available in a couple of different naming schemes, but
     95not all of them are on machines with suitable internet connections for
     96downloading from.</p>
     97
     98<p>If you <a href="reportBug.html">drop us an email</a> letting us know which
     99areas you are interested in (ideally either sheet numbers, or the whole lot),
     100and confirm that your use falls within <a href="#licence">the tile
     101licence</a>, we can work out the best way to let you get the tiles. It may
     102even be possible for us to post you a dvd of the tiles, but we'll normally
     103request a donation to <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/">OpenStreetMap</a>
     104in-leui of the postage.
     105</p>
     106
     107<p>One thing we do ask is that if you want to use the tiles; please don't
     108try and crawl our tileserver to obtain the entire set.
     109<a href="reportBug.html">Let us know</a> what you're after, and we can
     110probably sort something out!
     111</p>
     112
     113
     114<a name="worldFiles"></a>
     115<h3>It'd be really great if I could get a world file / .jpw / etc
     116 for the tiles I'm looking at, so I can feed it to gdal / mapserv / etc</h3>
     117
     118<p>It's very easy to turn a tile's URL into the location of any of its
     119 corners. We have a script that will happily spit out .jpw world files for
     120 any of our tiles, which various people make use of.</p>
     121
     122<p><a href="reportBug.html">Let us know</a> if you're interested, and we
     123 can either send you a bunch of world files, or the magic perl script.</p>
     124
     125<p>You may also be interested in the WMS server of the tiles run by
     126 <a href="http://www.blacksworld.net/">Nick Black</a>. He gives the details
     127 of it in <a href="http://www.blacksworld.net/blog/?p=83">this blog post.</a>
     128</p>
     129
     130
     131<a name="orthorectifying"></a>
    62132<h3>Isn't orthowotsiting an old map hard?</h3>
    63133
     
    67137accuracy, so this step can be done quickly.</p>
    68138
     139
     140<a name="openstreetmap"></a>
    69141<h3>Why don't you use maps created from <a
    70142href="http://www.openstreetmap.org">OpenStreetMap</a> data?</h3>
     
    80152goal of country-wide coverage.</p>
    81153
     154
     155<a name="freethepostcode"></a>
    82156<h3>Will this data be imported back into Free the Postcode?</h3>
    83157
     
    87161our database for display, but not re-exporting it currently.</p>
    88162
     163
     164<a name="accuracy"></a>
    89165<h3>If you are using scans of old maps, how accurate will the locations
    90166be?</h3>
     
    96172postcodes described in the answer to 'What is it?' above.</p>
    97173
     174
     175<a name="houseMissing"></a>
    98176<h3>My house isn't on a 1950s map</h3>
    99177
     
    116194
    117195
     196<a name="howToUse"></a>
    118197<h3>So, how do I use it?</h3>
    119198
     
    140219</p>
    141220
     221
     222<a name="codepointBusiness"></a>
    142223<h3>Won't you drive codepoint out of business?</h3>
    143224
     
    147228its coverage.</p>
    148229
     230
     231<a name="tileJoins"></a>
    149232<h3>The map doesn't join up.</h3>
    150233
     
    155238cut the images up on the lines and make them square.</p>
    156239
     240
     241<a name="helpOrthorectifying"></a>
    157242<h3>The wonkiness is so annoying it drives me mad, and I have experience of orthrectifying maps. Please let me straighten your maps.</h3>
    158243
    159244<p>Cool. Contact us, that would be great.</p>
    160245
     246
     247<a name="gdal"></a>
    161248<h3>Why didn't you use proj/gdal?</h3>
    162249
     
    186273 to the mile maps of Scotland and Northern Ireland, please
    187274 <a href="scotlandAndNI.html">register your interest</a>.</p>
    188 <p>For now, our Scottish coverage is limited to:</p>
    189 <ul style="margin-left: 2em">
    190 <li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#110,189,2">Gretna</a>,
    191  <a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#104,193,2">Lockerbie</a>
    192  and <a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#100,191,2">Dumfries</a>
    193  (included on the Carlisle New Popular Edition map)</li>
    194 <li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#385,640,1">Coldstream</a>
    195  and <a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#394,664,1">Eyemouth</a>
    196  (included on the Berwick upon Tweed New Popular Edition map)</li>
    197 <li><a href="http://www.npemap.org.uk/tiles/map.html#86,281,2">Inverness</a>
    198  (trial area scanned from an Updated Popular Edition map)</li>
    199 </ul>
    200 
    201 
     275
     276<p>For now, our Scottish coverage is growing, but not complete. (We think
     277 we're around half way there). To see what coverage we have, see the
     278 <a href="/tiles/allmaps.html">large overview map.</a></p>
     279
     280
     281<a name="who"></a>
    202282<h3>Who did the work?</h3>
    203283
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