OSM–GB: using open source geospatial tools to create OSM Web services for Great Britain

Pourabdollah, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-7737-1393, 2014. OSM–GB: using open source geospatial tools to create OSM Web services for Great Britain. OSGeo Journal: the Journal of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation, 13 (1), pp. 41-50. ISSN 1994-1897

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Abstract

A use case of integrating a variety of open-source geospatial tools is presented in this paper to process and openly redeliver open data in open standards. Through a software engineering approach, we have focused on the potential usability of OpenStreetMap in authoritative and professional contexts in Great Britain. Our system comprises open source components from OSGeo projects, the Open Street Map (OSM) community and proprietary components. We present how the open data flows among those components and is delivered to the Web with open standards. Apart from the cost issues, utilizing the opensource tools has offered some distinct advantages compared to the proprietary alternatives, if any was available. At the same time, some technical limitations of utilizing current open-source tools are described. Finally a case study is shown for the usability of the developed solution.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: FOSS4G Nottingham 2013 issue.
Publication Title: OSGeo Journal: the Journal of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Creators: Pourabdollah, A.
Publisher: Open Source Geospatial Foundation
Date: February 2014
Volume: 13
Number: 1
ISSN: 1994-1897
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 26 Mar 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 15:28
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33093

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