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Mansfield railway station

Posted by Archiblog on 10 February 2013 in English (English)

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Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Forest Town

Posted by Archiblog on 7 February 2013 in English (English)

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Location: Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Sherwood Colliery

Posted by Archiblog on 7 February 2013 in English (English)

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Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station

Posted by Archiblog on 5 February 2013 in English (English)

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Location: 53.100, -1.254

File 056: Housing area site no. 4 (early work)

Posted by Archiblog on 31 January 2013 in English (English)

This entry outline the steps I am following in order to create a 1:5000 scale site plan, in this case for site no. 4 near Clipstone in West Nottinghamshire.

Step 1 is to identify the co-ordinates of the OS 1km squares the site is located in from 'Where's the path?' - see screenshot 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8432645504/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Step 2 is to transfer that information to OpenStreetMap in order to determine the 'Area to Export' and then choose the SVG option - see screenshot 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8431574443/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Step 3 is to open the exported file (map.svg) in Inkscape - see screenshot 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8431620327/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Step 4 is to crop 'map.svg' - see this tutorial: http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/inkscape-faq-how-do-i-crop-in-inkscape/

Step 5 is to ungroup all the objects in (a copy of) 'map.svg' and then, using 'map.svg' as the source file, transfer each object to its own (sub)layer in a new destination file - see screenshots 4 and 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8435208144/sizes/l/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8435207840/sizes/l/in/photostream/

The above steps are intended as a reminder to me as much as a possible help to anyone else. I hope that it will be possible to automate some of this process, perhaps using Quantum GIS etc. as advised by SK53 in a comment on my post dated 20 January 2013 at 14:32.

Location: Clipstone, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Updating housing site no 5...

Posted by Archiblog on 20 January 2013 in English (English)

I am trying to export data relating to 6 OS 'squares' around (loose term) SK 57008 59995, 53.134102, -1.14935 in order to create an svg map. Then to work on it in Inkscape. I want the squares to be exact! That's the issue I am grappling with in this instance.

Comments will be appreciated.

NW

PS I'm thinking that I may be framing this issue wrongly. Maybe I should 'merely' select an area a little larger than I need to allow a margin for error. I can then edit the selected area in Inkscape to the desired size and scale. Hmmm...

cf http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8300029894/in/photostream/

Location: Forest Town, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Updating housing sites nos 1, 2 & 3

Posted by Archiblog on 18 January 2013 in English (English)

I am continuously experimenting with this view to make an svg file.

Here is a 'before' shot of the area: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8393535781/in/photostream

Here is the same area exported from Inkscape: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8394656716/in/photostream

And here is an earlier version without OSM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/archiblog/8361058974/in/photostream/

Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

OS Grid Co-ordinates

Posted by Archiblog on 17 January 2013 in English (English)

OK

Location: Urban Road, Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

File 056: Collieries Thinkbelt - Datum for mapping

Posted by Archiblog on 12 January 2013 in English (English)

Co-ordinates for Kirkby-in-Ashfield station

Location: Urban Road, Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom
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