18 May 2011 Ordnance Survey releases new version of its on demand mapping serviceOrdnance Survey has released an enhanced and updated version of OS OnDemand, its web mapping service designed for professional users. Features in this release for the web map service (WMS) include:
Additional Ordnance Survey products added to the service, served as raster images and including Strategi, Meridian 2, OS VectorMap Local, Land-Form PROFILE and OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network Layer.
A more attractive annual charge model, increased from three to five bands.
Compliance with the INSPIRE Directive, which seeks to establish a framework for easier sharing of geographic information among European public bodies and improved accessibility to the public.
and overall service performance enhancements, driven by an upgraded version of Geoserver and hosted by business partner Infotech Enterprises.
In addition to enhancements to the service already enjoyed by customers in government and infrastructure sectors, the launch of the OS OnDemand web map tile service (WMTS-Like) extends the options for accessing and serving location information.
Peter ter Haar, Ordnance Survey’s Director of Products said: “The additional features provided by our INSPIRE and OGC compliant OS OnDemand web service mean that customers now have greater and more flexible access to Ordnance Survey data, helping them to achieve the efficiencies that are critical in today’s business environment.”