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Ordnance Survey announce first intake of Accredited Consultants

28 January 2013

Applicants went through a rigorous testing of their knowledge and skills before meeting with a panel from the national mapping agency for interview, to ensure that the world-class mapping organisation could recommend them to customers to help them get the most out of their geographic data.

Details of the new accredited consultants can be found online, but it is hoped that they will be able to support customers to obtain the results that need from geographic information making the data more widely accessible. Neil Taylor, Head of Commercial Markets at Ordnance Survey says ‘With the increasing relevance of location data to business it's important for us to ensure our customers are able to access the very latest advice from a range of leading geographic information industry experts.

We are building a network of Accredited experts and are pleased to be announcing the first successful applicants today. Each has gone through a rigorous accreditation process which has been designed to identify consultants with the highest levels of knowledge, skills and experience. Members of this select group are equipped to ensure customers are able to leverage the maximum benefit from their investment in Ordnance Survey data.

Using the best data available, together with the best advice, we are confident that our customers will be able to meet the challenges facing their businesses today and tomorrow.’ Many of those who have met the standards required to become accredited data consultants will be well known within the GI industry and it may not come as a surprise that Ordnance Survey has recognised their expertise and commitment to forwarding the use of geospatial information. However, others will be less well-known and impressed the panel with their enthusiasm and commitment. Having launched the scheme earlier this year, the process took around 3 months before the panel were satisfied that applicants met the standards needed to drive the industry’s use of Ordnance Survey’s data. Applications for the next scheme will re-open in 18 February 2013. More details can be found at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/accreditations. Details of the first accredited data consultants can be found online, but geographically cover from Leeds to Bristol with a strong representation in Hampshire.

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