09 January 2014
Ordnance Survey is celebrating the success of its OS MapFinder app, one year after it launched.
28 January 2014
Ordnance Survey is challenging developers and entrepreneurs to submit their business ideas, which use location information, to be in with a chance of winning a complete new business start-up package.
05 February 2014
A new trial, regarded as a UK first, has been agreed between Glasgow and Ordnance Survey which could lead the way to other data initiatives with local authorities.
10 February 2014
Ordnance Survey's graduate recruitment scheme has launched, offering seven graduates the opportunity to lead the way on developing innovative solutions for digital data.
18 March 2014
Ordnance Survey’s online map service supports the Environment Agency in serving millions of people with detailed flood mapping
OS OnDemand, Ordnance Survey’s online map service, has been a valuable asset to the Environment Agency during this winter’s flooding, providing millions of households and businesses with access to detailed flood mapping.
20 March 2014
Ordnance Survey’s latest iOS app is ideal for pinpointing the location for anyone exploring the great outdoors. OS Locate is free to download and is a fast and highly accurate means of pinpointing a user’s exact location on the map, anywhere in Great Britain.
24 March 2014
In a scheme designed to encourage people to use up-to-date maps, Ordnance Survey has had almost 3,000 old paper maps returned.
24 March 2014
Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that it has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level from Technical Committee level to Principal level.
31 March 2014
There have been a number of articles in the media this weekend reporting that Ordnance Survey is to end its policy of routinely producing maps that cover the whole country. This is simply not true.
01 April 2014
Dr Vanessa Lawrence CB, who has led Britain’s national mapping agency for almost 14 years as its Director General and Chief Executive has announced today that from 14 April she will focus for the rest of the year on the growth plans of Ordnance Survey internationally as Secretary General of Ordnance Survey International.
03 April 2014
With less than three months to go before The Grand Départ in Yorkshire, Ordnance Survey has teamed up with cycling legend Chris Boardman to launch a free cycling app to help cyclists experience the routes famously ridden by the professionals.
07 April 2014
Four groups of entrepreneurs from across the country have received a share of over a hundred thousand Pounds in funding to help turn their visions and ventures into a reality.
11 April 2014
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.
14 April 2014
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.
New 5-year agreement with Openreach (part of BT Group) for the supply of data products, services and value added solutions is worth over £23 million.
02 May 2014
Staff at Ordnance Survey presented the RNLI with a £7,734.90 donation, after 12 months of fundraising activities.
06 May 2014
Ordnance Survey is delighted to announce a new five year agreement with SweetSpot, the organisers of The Tour of Britain, to become the official Mapping Partner across their portfolio of cycling events.
20 May 2014
Far from its traditional image as the publisher of leisure maps for ramblers and cyclists, Ordnance Survey had a major role to play in the mapping of World War One.
09 June 2014
The new version of Ordnance Survey’s popular OS Locate app can now pinpoint a user’s exact location on the map, anywhere in the world. Available for the first time on Android, the app has also been updated in iOS with a new compass in partnership with world-renowned outdoor accessories brand Silva.
16 June 2014
Ordnance Survey is delighted to announce their continued sponsorship of this year’s Lordshill 10k Race.
17 June 2014
A special Ordnance Survey map which showcases Glasgow’s infrastructure works ahead of the Commonwealth Games – including civil engineering firsts such as the Hampden Park surface raising, which lifted the surface six feet on metal stilts to accommodate the running track and athletics field – has been officially launched in the host city.
16 July 2014
Young people from across the Solent area, with a keen eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a national coding competition this summer between 28 July and 3 August.
28 July 2014
A new online mapping service has been launched as part of the Cabinet Office Resilience Direct multi-agency tool.
30 July 2014
Off road cyclists in Hampshire are being given the opportunity to be the first in Great Britain to use a new set of trail maps.
08 August 2014
A recent survey shows one in five Britons admit to having been lost on at least two occasions, but national mapmakers Ordnance Survey have found a way to help with their OS Locate app.
15 August 2014
Ordnance Survey and INEGI (Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía) of Mexico have collaborated to produce a paper on ‘how a national mapping authority can benefit from the adoption of international standards’.
19 August 2014
With the start of the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain just weeks away, cyclists and fans can get their hands on this year’s stage maps as Ordnance Survey and SweetSpot release the routes.
03 September 2014
The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, today announced that Ordnance Survey would compile and release data to allow for a new map of every publicly accessible green space in England and Wales to be developed, and will allow anyone with access to the internet to find the location of their nearest park instantly.
04 September 2014
Britain’s most famous cobbled street has been accurately mapped by national map makers Ordnance Survey (OS).
08 September 2014
The Mayor of London and Ordnance Survey support Daniel Raven-Ellison’s Step Up Mountain Challenge 8–17 September.
11 September 2014
Building on the success of OS Ride, a Chris Boardman backed Grand Départ app that featured the British stages of the Tour de France, Ordnance Survey has now launched a new and improved Tour of Britain version: OS Ride the Tour.
16 September 2014
Ordnance Survey’s eighth GeoVation® Challenge sees Britain’s mapping agency teaming up with Land Registry® to offer £101,000 in development funding to help develop the best ideas and solutions to current housing issues into ventures.
16 September 2014
Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce details on the latest series of free open data masterclasses, giving developers the chance to get to grips with digital mapping data and understand how it can support their businesses, products, services and applications.
23 September 2014
Exactly a year on from the release of GB Minecraft, Ordnance Survey has launched GB Minecraft 2. This free to download Minecraft map offers gamers a much more natural-looking and detailed version of Great Britain.
27 October 2014
It will soon be Christmas and cartography crackers, Ordnance Survey, the mapping elves of Great Britain, want to make it an extra special Merry mapmaking Christmas for one lucky family by giving them the opportunity to meet Santa in Lapland before the big day.
27 October 2014
28 new ventures and counting created and £640,000 awarded to turn innovative ideas into reality.
28 October 2014
Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that it has signed up to corporate supporter membership of the Open Data Institute. It will join organisations such as the Met Office, Arup, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters and the University of Southampton, all leading the way for best practice for open data usage and delivery in their particular industry or field.
04 November 2014
Ordnance Survey has joined forces with UK Cycling Events to create Ordnance Survey Spin Series – cycling sportives across the country from early 2015.
12 November 2014
In the three months since its launch this summer, OS Places, a secure, scalable and resilient address lookup web service from Ordnance Survey, has already become an important tool to a growing number of public and private sector clients.
20 November 2014
Today Ordnance Survey and Jisc – the charity that offers digital services and solutions to UK education and research – are set to release Digimap for Colleges. The secure, free and easy to use online mapping service supports further education (FE) institutions and staff, and aids students in their studies.
01 December 2014
Ever wondered what your cat does when you’re away? Having provided accurate mapping to BBC’s Cat Watch 2014, Ordnance Survey is now stocking G-Paws Track.
18 December 2014
Ordnance Survey has made it a Christmas to remember for 7 year-old India Gandy of High Wycombe, and her family, after her map of Santa’s home town won a trip for them to meet Santa in Lapland.
19 December 2014
Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of Anne Jessopp and Stephen Lake as Non-Executive Directors.