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Hi folks,

I came across OpenStreetMap a couple of weeks ago when looking for an alternative to Google Maps etc.

Yesterday, while working on an internal work project I stumbled across the Random Junk post codes map site. This is great as it contains exactly the area detail I need for this project. However, for the project I'm working on, ideally I need to be able to produce my own mashup of this to produce a heat map of where our staff are located.

Is there any (easy) way to export this data from the site in something like SVG? (As this is a short-term project I won't have access to any fancy editing tools and the like so, painful as it might be to edit, SVG would probably be the best way for me)


asked 14 Dec '11, 09:42

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edited 14 Dec '11, 12:46

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I suspect these are not the real postcode areas but rather interpolated from the freely available data, so these vectors are most probably not available in Openstreetmap.

Well he does publish the source code (in python) and you can get SVG from mapnik, or just change the source to generate SVG directly, instead of shapefiles.

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answered 14 Dec '11, 12:56

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edited 14 Dec '11, 21:37

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