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Michael Spencer

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Does anyone know how I can get this in a shp file format? Or at least make it play nicely with gdal!

https://data.gov.uk/dataset/data-zone-boundaries-2011

I did find a shp version here: https://saspac.org/data/2011-census/scotland-2011/, but the data zone codes don't match the others I'm working with...
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Magical, thanks both!
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Matt Pitts

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Hi Guys, Just a quick question, I'm putting together a walking route guide and wondering if there is a way to label distances on a route say every km? Maybe a plugin or some other simple solution I haven't thought of?
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No worries, I imagine there will be a fancy rule based way someone will be able to suggest but that works well enough for me as a little workaround! 
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Ross McDonald
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Has anyone looked at the new OS Highways layer? I'm needing some PostgreSQL help to generate a list of turn restriction for grade separated links.

Nodes are tagged as grade separated.

Links have a toid, a start and end node toid, a direction (in or opposite digitised direction) and a start and end grade separation value (0 ground, 1 elevated).

My flaky first attempt here: https://github.com/mixedbredie/highways-for-pgrouting#grade-separation-turn-restrictions
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Michael Spencer

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I've been trying out CartoDB via the QGIS plugin. Here's a map showing the distance from Scottish postcodes to the nearest train station, using Ordnance Survey Open Roads and network analysis in GRASS.
Map to show the distance from Scottish mainland postcodes to the nearest train station, by road. Map uses Ordnance Survey OpenData: Open Roads; Code-Point Open; Strategi. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016. — Map created by Mike Spencer in CartoDB
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It's a shame it doesn't include ferry routes...
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Matt Travis
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There are still reduced price tickets available for the Foss4guk conference in June (14-16th). There are loads of great presentations and workshops about QGIS and many other open source tools.

If you have got a ticket already and still haven't got a party ticket please go and do so soon as the organisers need to get the final number. The venue and food sound great and if they get enough numbers they can secure a DJ playing geo themed tunes!

Finally, there is a QGIS code sprint on the Thursday and the tickets are free. If you're interested in helping the QGIS project, no matter what your ability, please sign up.

It's going to be a great event and I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Cheers, Matt

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We will publish a blog post later today/this weekend with more details of the things your need to prepare in advance.
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Lutra GIS

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Here is a webinar helping you load your +Ordnance Survey MasterMap in PostGIS, through OS Translator II plugin in QGIS:

http://www.lutraconsulting.co.uk/blog/2016/05/03/loading-mastermap-in-postgis-webinar/
We have had several requests from users about the OS Translator II (OST II) plugin for QGIS. Unlike the previous version, the OST II requires PostGIS to store the data. In this webinar we will talk you through various steps to have your geo-database set up and running with the OS MasterMap ...
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Hi +Charley Glynn not at the moment. But step-by-step guide is available for our supported customers which includes additionl info for user configuration (+ Active Directory integration), Postgres optimisation, back-up and restore.
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Ross McDonald
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#FOSS4GUK is looking for talks and workshop proposals. Have you got something worth sharing?

Submit it here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13wSDVU-EaUumNxypVJ5Jgc0qKFDdGrXTxynHkSIcfDo/viewform
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FOSS4G UK 2016 ProposalUse this form to submit a proposal for FOSS4G UK, being held at Ordnance Survey in Southampton from 14th-16th June. The call for proposals will end on 30th April 2016. Note that for workshops, we'll liaise regarding logistics nearer the time. You are welcome to submit more than one proposal, and for any questions please contact osgeouk[at]gmail.com. http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016
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Dave Barter

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Thanks for those that stayed awake during my waffle at the QGIS SE User Group. I've managed to type up some of the talk and load the code to our github repo. Link is here:-https://github.com/nautoguide/gradient_markers

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas, pointers or general giggling at my approach. 
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PJ Hooker

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Here 2nd video tutorial of QGis from scratch, with SUB-ENG , Enjoy #gistipster   >> https://youtu.be/COSLQ8gEYnw 
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Mark Percival

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I was asked the other day to produce profiles for a site.  Not being a big Civil 3D user I new of the profile tools in QGIS and that I could produce images of profiles. However, they needed to be to scale and getting the images to scale properly is a pain if not impossible!

So it got me to thinking (which is always fatal) and I've now worked out how to do this as scale vectors with multi-surfaces.

Below is a graphic from a composer with the output.  I should mention that this uses existing plugins and doesn't involve any coding.

If you want to know how this is done, come along to the SE user group on the 19th.
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Gareth too bad you can't make the meeting but I will do a full blog about how to do this soon afterwards (I need to do this for my colleagues I'm leaving behind).  I used to do it the way you did but this decouples the data and scale is still an issue.  This solution is mostly done in QGIS (98%) and it uses the flexibility of QGIS styling.
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The UK QGIS User Group has been setup to primarily provide a forum where UK QGIS users can share information and experiences of QGIS and other Open Source GIS resources. The purpose of forum is not for individuals to ask general question about QGIS, these should be directed to the GIS Stackexchange.

Mark Percival

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I know this is off-topic but could people tell me what system they are using to manage their LLPG - we have to change next year so i'm trying to gather information on the options and how they fit in with QGIS.

Any replies welcome.
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IDOX @ Windsor and Maidenhead 
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Mark Percival

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Recently started work at Rugby Borough Council and they have MSSQL as their standard back-end databases.
I've never used these with QGIS before and am having trouble getting spatial objects (mainly points) into QGIS.  I ca odbc into the tables and views and see them ok but cannot seem to get QGIS to recognize the X & Y columns.

If anyone has experience of setting MSSQL as spatial please let me know - it will allow me to keep my hair a tad longer!!
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Chris I have and difference is that Shape2SQL is only for 2008 R2 whereas the one I mention is for both 2008 and 2012 db versions.  It also allows you to configure fields names. It is very quick and robust.
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Richard Harlow

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I have a number of files from a program called MapInQuest and they are labeled .qff any ideas how to process them into QGIS.
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Lutra GIS

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Here is a step-by-step guide to set up and configure Discovery plugin in QGIS to work with +Ordnance Survey AddressBase data:

http://www.lutraconsulting.co.uk/blog/2016/05/27/using-os-addressbase-for-address-search-in-qgis/
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Tom Armitage

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Just a couple of the learning outcomes from the workshop I'm presenting at FOSS4G UK: Visualising Arts & Humanities Data in QGIS.

Of course the principles are the same for any other type of data, and the process is remarkably simple thanks to QGIS and its community of plugin developers, so everyone is welcome!

Register for your place at the conference soon, before the reduced price tickets all disappear: http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016/
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Tom Armitage

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Here is a sneak preview of the workshop I'll be running at FOSS4G UK in June.

There is a post about creating animated heat maps from geoparsed books here:
http://bit.ly/MappingBooks

...and a YouTube video of the final animated map here:
https://youtu.be/JXlb6MV2Qd8

The workshop is called Visualising Arts and Humanities Data in QGIS, I hope a few of you can make it!
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Lutra GIS

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A quick note on how to set up and configure Discovery plugin in QGIS to work with the +Ordnance Survey Open Names dataset:
As a part of migrating to Open Source GIS, the Newcastle City Council has commissioned us to create a user friendly gazetteer plugin. In this post, we will import the OS Open Names and configure the Discovery plugin to use the data. In the following sections, we are going to set up a PostGIS ...
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Ross McDonald
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Matt Travis
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Just to let you know that tomorrow morning OSGeo:UK will be releasing the first batch of early bird tickets for the FOSS4GUK 2016 event at the Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton, UK from the 14th to the 16th of June. Theyexpect these to be very popular, so if you're keen to go along, get in quick!

Check http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016/ for more information- tomorrow morning (BST) when they will release the eventbrite link for booking. 
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Tom Armitage

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There are only 9 tickets left now for the QGIS user group - Scotland.

Better get a move on if you want one!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-qgis-user-group-scotland-tickets-24346212176
A free one day conference exploring open source GIS software. Event is sponsored by Ordnance Survey, thinkWhere and GES. Draft programme 9:30 -doors open 10:00 - welcome and intro talk 10:30 – 12:30 workshops/tutorials on some aspect of QGIS (bring a laptop with 2.14 installed) 12:30 -13:30 free lunch 13:30 – 14:30 three or four short talks 14:30 – 15:00 break 15:00 – 16:00 three or four short talks 16:30 finish and geobeers somewhere
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