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January

An agreement between Britain’s national mapping agency Ordnance Survey and Mobileye, an Intel company, is set to deliver high precision road network location data to enable a fully connected digital Britain.

GeoTech and PropTech start-ups get the chance to advance their businesses after Geovation announced the return of its Accelerator Programme for 2019.

Start-ups in and around Bristol and Bath could be in line to receive specialist support from Ordnance Survey (OS) and HM Land Registry (HMLR), as Engine Shed announce partnership with OS’s start-up support initiative, Geovation.

Ordnance Survey (OS) releases OS Open Zoomstack, a free, customisable digital mapping toolkit that gives developers the ability to create quick, easy 2D and 3D maps for use in apps and websites and offline pages.

February

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.

March

Ordnance Survey reveal which British paths and routes have proved the most popular in 2018, according to users of our online and app mapping system, OS Maps.

Meet trainer to the stars, Professor Greg Whyte, who is the latest name to join Ordnance Survey’s GetOutside campaign.

Along with 17 other Government bodies, six years ago the Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP) was created. This year, we’re delighted to be hosting the annual NHP conference on 26 and 27 March at our HQ in Southampton. Free to attend and aimed at professionals working in the natural hazards and resilience arena including government, responders... Read More The post NHP partnership conference appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 days ago

As expert map readers will know, when you’re out and about navigating with a compass, there is a difference between magnetic north (where the compass points) and grid north (the vertical blue grid lines shown on OS maps). And if you’re exploring in the west of Great Britain, there is a change to be aware... Read More The post Magnetic north continues its march to the east appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 5 days ago

By Andrew Cooling, Strategic Development Manager (Government Relationships Team) There’s a growing body of research showing a connection between greenspaces and human health and wellbeing. So much so, areas of green – including parks, public gardens and open spaces – are now a key consideration in the design and structure of towns, cities and communities.... Read More The post Quantifying Britain’s greenspaces with data and standards appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 6 days ago

By Iain Goodwin and Kat Harrington During the last year, OS has been working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to improve our joint understanding of high streets. Since the Government’s £675 million Future High Streets Fund budget announcement, our collaborative government project has... Read More The post Can OS map Britain’s high streets? appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 2 weeks ago

Our OS Maps users created over 300,000 public routes across Great Britain in 2018 (covering some 2,950,000 miles…) and we were curious to see where you most (and least) enjoy exploring. Our Data Scientist Andrew Radburn set to work analysing the data before our Data Visualisation expert Charley Glynn set to work to showcase the... Read More The post Data visualisations show Britain’s most trodden paths appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 2 weeks ago

Continuing our series to introduce the wonderful OS employees and showcase the wide variety of work we do, meet Sasha Catchpole. Sasha’s OS journey began in 2016 as part of the graduate programme, and last year saw her settle in to her current role as an Associate Project Manager. Here, she offers us an insight... Read More The post Meet the team: Sasha Catchpole appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 3 weeks ago

Guest blog by Registers of Scotland.  Registers of Scotland is a non-ministerial government department that looks after registers relating to land, property and other legal matters. Two years ago Scotland’s land information service (ScotLIS) was set up to transform our services and make land and property data more accessible to all. Since then, the service... Read More The post ScotLIS: Scotland’s land information service one year on appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 weeks ago

OL17, our OS Explorer map for Snowdon is being launched today with a brand new cover, following a photo competition to be on the cover of the map. Amy Pennington from Cheltenham took the winning photo which now features on our best-selling map. Our Snowdon map is consistently a top-seller and the area often features... Read More The post Best-selling Snowdon map gets a new cover appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 4 weeks ago

Continuing our series to introduce you to the wonderful individuals within OS and give a snapshot of the variety of work we do, meet Isabel Sargent. As a Senior Innovation & Research Scientist, here she gives us an insight into everything from deep learning to filing patents… How long have you worked for OS? I started back... Read More The post Meet the team: Isabel Sargent appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 1 month ago

Working with Solent Showcase Gallery, we’ve supported Southampton-based illustrator and mural artist Nathan Evans in illustrating a map of Southampton on the floor. We caught up with Nathan to hear a bit more about his process and how he found painting a map… As an artist specialising in typography, my work usually focuses on lettering.... Read More The post ‘Make Your Mark’ interactive painted map appeared first on Ordnance Sur

Blog | 2 months ago

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