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Ordnance Survey UK have been supplying small scale and derived data poducts in NTF (National/Natural Tranfer Format) since 1988, since 1992 as NTF2 to BS7567. Initial informal investigations show that most users then transfer the data to Shape or Mid/Mif files for use in their GIS applications.

Are there any users of the Cartotalk forum who would have difficulty if Ordnance Survey switched supply from NTF to Shape and Mid/Mif files? And are there any who would prefer it supplied in this format?



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I know our organisation wouldn't have a problem with this as are 'corporate' GIS is MapInfo, so not having to convert the NTF files would save us sometime and the cost of the translator! Having said that, I think the only product supplied to us in NTF format is BoundaryLine, so it's not that much of an issue.

You might also like to ask this question over on the CARTO-SoC mailing list.



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