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Digimap for Schools has added a new historic map layer to the popular online map service, extending its potential for use in schools across a wider spectrum of the national curriculum.

Three budding geolocation start-ups can get their ideas off the ground after winning a complete new business start-up package from Ordnance Survey and TechHub in the recent Developer Challenge.

CIPR Pride Awards 2013

Wessex CIPR Pride awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Ordnance Survey’s corporate communications team has won two prestigious CIPR PRide Awards for its work this year, beating strong competition from both in-house and agency teams throughout the region. The awards recognise outstanding public relations in the UK regions and we’re celebrating two gold awards for the Wessex and Channel Islands area.

We won the ‘Public Sector’ category with our OS MapFinder launch and were praised for our successful, cost-effective campaign and a direct correlation of public relations and downloads of the app.

The second award was for ‘Best Use of Social Media’ for our graduate recruitment programme, ‘a great campaign with impressive outcomes which used multiple social media channels to enable Ordnance Survey to target its audiences effectively using case studies, videos, blogs and photos all demonstrating the social and work benefits of working for the organisation.’

If you’d like to find out more about the awards and our campaigns, visit the CIPR website.

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