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January

Ordnance Survey International (OSI) is the first national mapping agency to join the 100 Resilient Cities platform of partners (100RC).

Ordnance Survey (OS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bragg to its Senior Executive Management team.

Ordnance Survey (OS) has been appointed by Business Secretary Greg Clark to help shape a national infrastructure capable of supporting a nationwide network of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).

With two of its champions preparing to climb Mount Everest later this year, the message from the latest intake of OS GetOutside Champions is to beat the sedentary lifestyle.

The Geovation Programme is now accepting applications from start-ups using location and/or land and property data in their products and services.

February

Ten start-up projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Geovation Camp and Conference Challenge to ‘Build Greener, Smarter Communities’.

A week-long machine learning hack took place at Ordnance Survey (OS) Head Office to train machines to classify roof types contained within the national mapping agency’s aerial imagery.

Seven start-ups left the inaugural Geovation Conference with a share of £155,000 in funding after impressing judges at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

A short while ago, my wife received two seemingly identical catalogues in the post from a well-known online fashion retailer. Both were addressed to our home, but the catalogues differed in two respects. Firstly, one was labelled using her maiden name, whilst the other used her married surname. The second difference was more interesting. The... Read More The post Why you need an address master data management strategy appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 6 days ago

By Katerina Harrington, Relationship Manager, OSGB With an increased focus on house building across the country, how can we monitor the changes to the landscape of Great Britain? Government has pledged to enable the building of 300,000 new homes a year, to counteract the short fall of homes in this country. But they’ve also promised... Read More The post Land change – who’s monitoring it and why is it important? appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 7 days ago

If you’re working in the geo industry, you may have heard about Nautoguide and their product Geovey. The former Geovation Challenge winners have expanded from mapping the Battle of Jutland to working with local government and even supplying a feedback service for our OS Open Greenspace product. Dave Barter from Nautoguide tells their story. We’ve... Read More The post How Geovey built on their Geovation Challenge success appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 2 weeks ago

Guest blog by Gauri Kangai, Geovation team The Geovation Spring Programme is open for applications At the start of 2018, Geovation was given internationally ‘award-winning’ status. The Geospatial World Form, in Hyderabad, India, awarded Geovation its ‘Geospatial Hub of the Year Award’, applauding that “Geovation has successfully connected individuals and SMEs and created opportunities, envisioned... Read More The post Geovation Programme looking for GeoTech and PropTech disrupters appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 3 weeks ago

It’s been six months since we released OS Open Greenspace, showing publicly accessible leisure and recreations spots in urban Britain, and it’s been fantastic seeing people using the map and finding new places to GetOutside. But did you know that it wasn’t the first greenspace map in Great Britain? Or that there are other important... Read More The post Why mapping green spaces matters appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 weeks ago

The UK Mapping Festival is a unique collaboration between all those who create, distribute, use and enjoy maps in all their forms. Involving professional bodies, learned societies, government agencies, commercial companies, educational bodies, interest groups and enthusiasts, working to put on a series of events over a six-day period during the week of 2–7 September... Read More The post UK Mapping Festival 2018 – call for contributions appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 weeks ago

We were hugely proud of our Geovation alumni Refill last week. Refill encourages businesses to allow thirsty passers-by to fill up their water bottles for free and their scheme is being rolled-out across England. And the good news created a splash of national headlines! We’ve all heard about the issue of single-use plastic bottles and... Read More The post Geovation venture: Refill water bottle campaign running nationwide appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 weeks ago

Next weekend, 2-4 February, the CityVerve Open Innovation Transportation Hackathon will bring together developers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, and makers to apply creative Internet of Things solutions to transport challenges. They will be making data and hardware from the CityVerve project available to use and there will be mentors on hand to help teams realise... Read More The post Sign up for the CityVerve Open Innovation Transportation Hackathon next weekend appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 1 month ago

Tune into ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday 30 January to see the nation’s favourite 100 walks revealed across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland*. Alongside National Trust and The Ramblers, we teamed up with ITV last year to encourage outdoors enthusiasts to vote for their favourite walks, and now the results are set to be... Read More The post OS Maps feature in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks next week appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 1 month ago

Guest blog by the GEO Business team Are you working at the cutting edge of geospatial developments? Are geospatial solutions having a major impact on the way you work now and in the future? If so, we would love to hear from you… The GEO Business team, who organise the annual geospatial show held in... Read More The post GEO Business 2018 launch call for abstracts appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 1 month ago

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