Thanks to the European Commission’s INSPIRE directive and the UK OpenData initiative the UK Environment Agency makes many of its datasets publicly available. You can load this data over the internet directly into ArcGIS and other GIS software.
Sometimes you have access to data through a WMS service, but you want the data as vector features. In this post I show how to extract vector features from a WMS layer using ArcGIS Desktop.
You can see your own data in ArcMap, now wouldn’t it be good to automatically have an OS map in the background, Continue reading “Ordnance Survey background map – streamed into ArcMap”