19 January 2016
Ordnance Survey (OS) has signed a deal with the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Defence to help the National Survey Authority (NSA) advance its position as Oman’s national mapping authority.
29 January 2016
Outdoors enthusiasts can build impressive collections of Ordnance Survey maps, but it often means they’re not using the most up-to-date maps to get outside and explore Britain. Up until 20 March, OS is offering avid explorers the chance to return their old maps and receive money off new map purchases in return.
03 February 2016
Ordnance Survey has begun an exciting new project that sees 15 people take on the challenge of making us a more outdoorsy and adventurous nation.
12 February 2016
If Smart Cities are to work for their citizens and communities, the private sector needs to make more of its data freely available, concludes a report by BSI (British Standards Institution) and Ordnance Survey (OS).
15 February 2016
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.
24 February 2016
New consortium led by Ordnance Survey secures Government funding to position the UK as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
29 February 2016
The Digimap for Schools service has reached a new milestone with 1,000 secondary schools now signed up.
03 March 2016
Ordnance Survey is to create a Smart City standards-based technologies business framework for the European Union’s ESPRESSO project.
15 March 2016
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.
17 March 2016
The latest calculations from Great Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, reveal that Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought. Britain’s highest point will now officially appear on all new OS digital and paper maps as 1,345m and not 1,344m.
30 March 2016
Last December OS, with support from Southern Water, United Utilities, the Environment Agency and The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), launched its latest Geovation Challenge, asking developers and start-ups for sustainable ideas that improve how Britain manages its water use.
05 April 2016
OS is to supply mapping, geographic data and insights to UK Power Networks and Northumbrian Water in a contract worth £4 million.
20 April 2016
Ordnance Survey, EDINA and outdoor adventurer Steve Backshall have teamed up to launch an exciting wildlife and mapping competition for primary school children.
25 April 2016
Today (25 April 2016) staff from Ordnance Survey, plus two little helpers, visited Princess Anne Hospital to present Holding Little Hands with a £25,885.85 donation, after 12 months of fundraising activities.
11 May 2016
Each year everyone at Ordnance Survey (OS) has the chance to nominate, and then vote for, a corporate charity which the organisation will support for the next 12 months.
12 May 2016
Ordnance Survey produce the most detailed mapping app to be your complete guide to the outdoors.
16 May 2016
The most accurate and up-to-date geographic data now available for the first time in new application suitable for BIM projects.
16 May 2016
Peter has over 15 years’ experience in developing and delivering international business strategies to support business objectives of both start-ups and global corporations.
19 May 2016
Martian astronauts of the future now have help touching down thanks to Bolton Marketing Manager, Paul Marsh, who has won a competition to have his Mars landing symbol design on all future Mars maps Ordnance Survey (OS) make.
23 May 2016
Ordnance Survey has teamed up with Crimson Publishing’s popular Pathfinder walking books to re-launch the range as OS Pathfinder Guides this spring.
25 May 2016
Kieran Murphy has been appointed as the new Non-Executive Chair of Ordnance Survey (OS) by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
31 May 2016
Galileo's Public Regulated Service has been delivered via the 'cloud', paving the way for its automated use by the security and emergency services.
06 June 2016
Adventurers and fundraisers planning to complete the Three Peaks Challenge can now travel lighter thanks to the new OS Three Peaks map.
21 June 2016
OS returns to map making origins to celebrate 225 years of adding value through data.
23 June 2016
A new digital map of every publicly accessible greenspace in Scotland will be released in March 2017.
07 July 2016
The Lake District tops a league table of the nation’s favourite outdoor routes in Great Britain. The new league tables are compiled from 10 years of routing data from Ordnance Survey’s digital outdoor products.
11 July 2016
Ordnance Survey (OS) and CompeGPS are pleased to announce a new partnership to release a range of outdoor activity GPS units.
22 July 2016
Are you building the next Pokemon Go? Apply to Geovation now to secure funding for your GeoTech start-up
Geovation, an Ordnance Survey (OS) initiative supporting corporations, SMEs, start-ups and individuals using geospatial technology and data to create innovative new products and services, invites applications for the next batch of Geovation Programme members.
14 September 2016
Ordnance Survey’s (OS) iconic road map series OS Road returns this September after a seven-year hiatus.
21 September 2016
OS is to help deliver the London Counter Fraud Hub, a project that could save London tax payers £60 million over nine years.
10 October 2016
Ordnance Survey has teamed up with publishers Laurence King to release a new book, The Great British Colouring Map: A Colouring Journey Around Britain.
11 October 2016
Whether it is developing GeoTech solutions, the creation of next-generation 3D mapping, determining OS OpenData strategy, the management of web technologies and APIs, or gaining insight into the new innovative ways others are using OS data, graduates are actively helping shape the future of Ordnance Survey (OS) at home and abroad.
12 October 2016
Geovation works with utilities to reveal the business opportunities beneath our feet.
14 October 2016
The latest agricultural machinery from CNH Industrial’s Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands incorporates OS’s OS Net signal technology, based on a national network of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) reference stations.
17 October 2016
This week (17-23 October) marks National Map Reading Week – giving people the perfect excuse to get outside and top up on their map reading skills.
07 November 2016
The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) and Ordnance Survey (OS) have announced details of a partnership that will see all elements of the Britain on Foot (BoF) campaign transfer to the OS #GetOutside platform.
08 November 2016
This summer, Ordnance Survey invited developers, entrepreneurs and innovators to apply to its Geovation Programme for funding and resources.
16 November 2016
Ordnance Survey (OS) has created the ultimate and authoritative road and transport management product, OS MasterMap® Highways Network, to support street works planning and to help professionals make informed decisions with asset management and route planning.
18 November 2016
Ordnance Survey (OS) has been chosen by the Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to develop groundbreaking planning and mapping tool that will be instrumental for the national rollout of 5G technology.
25 November 2016
Over 373, 919km of England’s farmland hedges have been accurately mapped to create a new digital dataset, OS Landscape Features Layer, which will be used by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).