[ILUG] Open Streetmap finishes TIGER import...
fuzzix at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 12:06:00 GMT 2008
Justin Mason wrote:
> They use raster data, rather than vectors throughout? that sounds
The Ordnance Survey data is supplied as scans - rasters. The vectors are
overlaid on that.
> One interesting side-effect of the Ordnance Survey model, at least in
> the UK, is that the taxpayers wind up paying for it twice -- once for
> the initial surveying (performed by the OS, funded by taxes), and
> again when local government needs the data to build roads etc (since
> local councils are treated as paying customers by the OS).
I think it's the same story here - OSI treat everyone who's not them as
a paying customer.
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