November 07, 2003

Map data integration

I've finally suceeded in importing map data from the OS MultiMap XML format into the Urban Tapestries data model, with only minimal changes to our initial model.

This bodes well for the public trial as it ensures that the system will be pre-populated with a rich set of features onto which we can attach content.

This is a major breakthrough as it both allows us to use "real" map data and proves that our system is compatible with the world of "real" map data.

It was the single most important remaining hurdle for the server-side programming effort, and solving it means that we can import the HUGE xml data files supplied by the Ordnace Survey.

Next step.. We need to generate a map image :-(

Posted by Danny Angus at November 7, 2003 11:05 AM