Each year we recruit a number of paid interns to come and work with various teams around our business over the summer period. This year, four of our interns went to work in our Research team and were tasked with investigating how maps could bring data to life. They each set up an OS OpenSpace map on a website, using some of the wealth of open data out there to overlay on the maps and give users a new map experience.
This week, find out how Peter and Katie got on. Next week, we’ll show you the results of Fred and Caroline’s labours. The maps are currently hosted internally using a test API, so we can’t share them with you, but we’ve used screen shots to illustrate the story.
Katie Johnson from University of Sheffield
“This summer, I’ve been lucky enough to undertake a 10-week internship with Ordnance Survey (OS), working in the research department. As my internship draws to a close, I am finally adding the finishing touches to my project. The aim of the project was ultimately to use OS data as the context for third-party data (data enrichment), therefore using OS as an enabler. To do this, I created an interactive online interface using OS OpenSpace and third-party data.