10 June 2019
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed Steve Blair as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey (OS).
05 June 2019
The global geospatial sector, and other interested stakeholders, are being encouraged to contribute their views and ideas on the future trends and developments that will impact the industry over the next five to ten years.
23 May 2019
From novices to experienced adventurers, National Map Reading Week has something for everyone.
16 May 2019
Registers of Scotland and Ordnance Survey to establish a Geovation Hub in Edinburgh to accelerate Scottish property and geospatial start-ups.
15 May 2019
607 paper maps, the most detailed digital data picture of Great Britain, one red planet, and now OS maps the moon.
07 May 2019
LONDON, May 7, 2019 – Ordnance Survey (OS), Great Britain’s national mapping agency, and Mobileye, an Intel company, have launched trials to create the first detailed roadside infrastructure dataset of Britain for a new, accurate and customisable location information service.
01 May 2019
Ordnance Survey (OS), the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have collaborated to bring together a nationally consistent view of Great Britain’s watercourses called OS MasterMap Water Network.
26 April 2019
World-first Artificial Intelligence-based simulation model for testing autonomous car safety kicks off in Oxfordshire
As part of its vision to enable a fully connected digital Britain, OS is collaborating with ten partners to shape the way we will one day travel.
25 April 2019
Ordnance Survey to create pilot map of the North East that could eventually lead to a national register of underground assets
A digital map of underground pipes and cables is to be created, to help save lives and reduce the disruption caused when they are struck by mistake.
16 April 2019
Jungle celeb and TV presenter, Nick Knowles, and trainer to the stars, Professor Greg Whyte help Ordnance Survey launch film to inspire a nation to get active
15 April 2019
Meet the Magnificent Seven set to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry
Meet the Magnificent Seven start-ups set to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry
03 April 2019
In celebration of 70-years of the National Parks, Ordnance Survey (OS) has created a series of stunning data visualisations depicting their extent and landscape. With rising health issues, OS MD says we need National Parks more than ever
12 March 2019
Meet trainer to the stars, Professor Greg Whyte, who is the latest name to join Ordnance Survey’s GetOutside campaign.
12 March 2019
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.
12 February 2019
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.
29 January 2019
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.
23 January 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.
21 January 2019
GeoTech and PropTech start-ups get the chance to advance their businesses after Geovation announced the return of its Accelerator Programme for 2019.
12 December 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) is back to offer off-road cyclists the best in British mapping with its new OS Trail Bike GPS unit.
22 October 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS), Great Britain’s national mapping agency, has appointed John Clarke to its board as a Non-Executive Director.
18 October 2018
Do you know your trig points from your National Trails? Can you calculate using contours? And exactly how far the footpath is from the free house? It’s time to find out in Ordnance Survey’s new puzzle book that contains over 200 fascinating and fiendish brainteasers!
15 October 2018
Businesses joining the start-up accelerator each receive up to £20,000 in funding and a range of resources and services, including access to experienced software developers, geospatial expertise from Ordnance Survey, property expertise from HM Land Registry, and specialist mentoring to assist with business proposals and investor relationships. The latest group to receive this help and benefits are:
27 September 2018
Three years ago, following the success of its Geovation Challenges, Ordnance Survey (OS) opened the Geovation Hub in London. The move was made to further energise innovation in the UK geospatial industry by attracting new players, new visions, new thinking and new markets, and offering these start-ups the best possible support through the Geovation Programme.
26 September 2018
Driving geospatial innovation in Singapore and the United Kingdom through MOU between the Ordnance Survey and the Singapore Land Authority
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked today between Ordnance Survey (OS) and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to drive geospatial innovation in Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK).
25 September 2018
Are you an armchair traveller who would like to spend more time outside, or are you an experienced walker looking for new views of our beautiful and diverse landscape? Ordnance Survey has just released 100 Outstanding British Walks, an inspirational collection of tried and tested routes that take in the best sights England, Scotland and Wales have to offer.
24 September 2018
Ever wanted to visualise where you are going from the comfort of your armchair? A new free OS Maps augmented reality (AR) feature makes this possible by bringing walking and cycling routes to life.
31 August 2018
Ordnance Survey is urging one million people across the nation to get active outdoors on Sunday 30 September for the first ever National GetOutside Day. OS has teamed up with supporters across the country to organise guided walks, cycling and other outdoor activities in a bid to encourage more people of all ages and abilities to get outside more often.
17 August 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) is one of 11 partners in OmniCAV, a £3.9m project to develop a world-first Artificial Intelligence-based simulation model for testing autonomous car safety.
24 July 2018
Ordnance Survey and Mountain Rescue ask people to keep cool this summer and reduce the number of Mountain Rescue callouts
Mountain Rescue incidents up 16% on previous year. Summer holidays proving to be busiest time.
19 July 2018
With the summer holidays upon us and a heatwave showing no signs of letting up, Ordnance Survey (OS) has revealed the 100 biggest public parks in Britain.
18 July 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) is to provide consultancy services to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) to re-establish and further develop the GPS Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) network in Guyana.
16 July 2018
Location and property data start-ups could be in line to receive funding, business support and the strategic backing of Ordnance Survey (OS) and HM Land Registry (HMLR).
05 July 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) is adding new datasets about vehicle speeds and speed limits in its mapping to help transport planners plot quicker journey times.
25 June 2018
It is a problem causing headaches for organisers of public sports events across Great Britain.
20 June 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS), Great Britain’s national mapping agency, has appointed Philippa Hird to its board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
13 June 2018
Making key parts of the Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap freely available will help businesses use geospatial data more easily and drive innovation across the UK economy.
25 May 2018
Sales of both paper and digital formats of Ordnance Survey (OS) maps have grown in the last 12 months.
10 May 2018
Westfield Technology Group, a pioneering British vehicle manufacturer, and Ordnance Survey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support future Autonomous Vehicle development.
09 May 2018
Biannually, everyone at Ordnance Survey (OS) is given the chance to nominate and subsequently vote for the corporate charity which the organisation will support for the next two years.
26 April 2018
On 24 April 2018 Ordnance Survey’s CEO presented Solent Mind’s CEO with a £33,300 donation after 24 months of fundraising activities.
25 April 2018
Ordnance Survey was the first national mapping agency in the world to digitise its geospatial database, and it’s using this experience to develop the first geospatial data model for Malta.
24 April 2018
Geovation reveals next wave of GeoTech and PropTech businesses From digitising farming to gamifying the UK’s wildlife to maximising the value of rooftop space to providing transparency to estate agents and sellers – meet the new Geovation Programme members.
23 April 2018
Paralympian and new Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion Mel Nicholls smashed her personal best at the London Marathon.
16 April 2018
Commonwealth nations can pave the way for the rest of the world when it comes to geospatial data and innovation, says Ordnance Survey (OS).
22 March 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) today announced the launch of four new off-road OS GPS navigation devices for walking, hiking and off-road cycling. The innovative GPS units are a first for OS, and have been designed for ease-of-use straight out of the box.
07 March 2018
New historical photo mapping web app Timepix.uk was launched in Manchester this week, giving the public the chance to explore how their streets looked in yesteryear.
22 February 2018
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.
14 February 2018
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.
08 February 2018
Ten start-up projects have been shortlisted for the 2018 Geovation Camp and Conference Challenge to ‘Build Greener, Smarter Communities’.
29 January 2018
The Geovation Programme is now accepting applications from start-ups using location and/or land and property data in their products and services.
26 January 2018
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.
24 January 2018
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).
23 January 2018
Ordnance Survey (OS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Bragg to its Senior Executive Management team.
15 January 2018
Ordnance Survey International joins 100 Resilient Cities to strengthen data mapping for improved urban resilience
Ordnance Survey International (OSI) is the first national mapping agency to join the 100 Resilient Cities platform of partners (100RC).