Annual Reports and Accounts 2015-16

Download our latest Annual Report and Accounts, along with reports from previous years.

Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills by Command of Her Majesty on 11 July 2016.

Annual Report (PDF)

Annual Report – Trading Fund (PDF)

The Trading Fund report relates to the winding-up of the trading fund under which we operated until 31 March 2015. It ceased to exist on 31 March 2016.

Highlights of the year

4,000 organisations signed up to the PSMA
Accessing digital maps has never been easier thanks to the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) – a centrally funded licensing agreement between Government and Ordnance Survey.

OS committed to European Smart City standards
Ordnance Survey is to create a Smart City standards-based technologies business framework for the European Union’s ESPRESSO project.

OS Maps out of this world
607 paper maps, the most detailed digital data picture of Great Britain, and now one red planet using NASA open data; Ordnance Survey has created a one-off paper and digital map of the Martian landscape.

Ordnance Survey acquire shareholding in Dennis Maps
Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25% shareholding in the printing business.

Manchester wins £10m prize to become world leader in ‘smart city’ technology
OS is part of a consortium celebrating winning a £10m competition for Manchester to be the UK’s Internet of Things Demonstrator, awarded by DCMS.

Geovation water Challenge launches
Ordnance Survey’s ninth Geovation® Challenge launched on 1 December, and sees Britain’s mapping agency offering development funding and places on its Geovation programme for ideas that can improve our relationship with water.

AGI Foresight Report 2020 – location intelligence vital to connecting a ‘Digital Earth’
Technology and geospatial experts have come together to contribute to a new report which gives insight into the issues, which they believe will have a significant impact on our economy, environment and society over the next five years.

Hexagon Geospatial to develop information services using OS data
Ordnance Survey and Hexagon Geospatial are pleased to announce a new agreement, with a shared focus on enabling Hexagon Smart M.Apps to support key initiatives such as Smart Cities.

5G Innovation Centre officially opens at the University of Surrey
Ordnance Survey has partnered with The University of Surrey in the opening of a state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) to secure the UK’s role in leading the development of the next generation communications technology.

New GIS Roadmap delivered for Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi has formed a partnership with Ordnance Survey International to create a new GIS Roadmap.

New mapping agreement to benefit United Kingdom and Ireland location data users
A new three party agreement between Ordnance Survey (GB), Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Land and Property Services (LPS) Northern Ireland is set to improve access and availability of mapping services for customers and government users operating across the UK and Ireland.

Ordnance Survey becomes a Strategic Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium
Ordnance Survey (OS) is pleased to announce that it has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level to become the first Strategic Member outside of the USA.

Ordnance Survey completes transition to GovCo status
Following the announcement in January, Ordnance Survey has today completed its transition from a Trading Fund to a government-owned company (GovCo).