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).
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.
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.
08 November 2016
This summer, Ordnance Survey invited developers, entrepreneurs and innovators to apply to its Geovation Programme for funding and resources.
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.
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.
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.
12 October 2016
Geovation works with utilities to reveal the business opportunities beneath our feet.
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.
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.
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.
14 September 2016
Ordnance Survey’s (OS) iconic road map series OS Road returns this September after a seven-year hiatus.
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.
11 July 2016
Ordnance Survey (OS) and CompeGPS are pleased to announce a new partnership to release a range of outdoor activity GPS units.
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.
23 June 2016
A new digital map of every publicly accessible greenspace in Scotland will be released in March 2017.
21 June 2016
OS returns to map making origins to celebrate 225 years of adding value through data.
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.
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.
25 May 2016
Kieran Murphy has been appointed as the new Non-Executive Chair of Ordnance Survey (OS) by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 May 2016
Ordnance Survey produce the most detailed mapping app to be your complete guide to the outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
03 March 2016
Ordnance Survey is to create a Smart City standards-based technologies business framework for the European Union’s ESPRESSO project.
29 February 2016
The Digimap for Schools service has reached a new milestone with 1,000 secondary schools now signed up.
24 February 2016
New consortium led by Ordnance Survey secures Government funding to position the UK as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
21 December 2015
Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25% shareholding in the printing business.
17 December 2015
A new report setting out the five to ten year vision of the rapidly growing geospatial information industry has been published by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).
07 December 2015
An Ordnance Survey software pilot has helped save lives, so say the Community First Responders (CFRs ) who used it.
04 December 2015
OS is part of a consortium celebrating winning a £10m competition for Manchester to be the UK’s Internet of Things Demonstrator, awarded by DCMS.
02 December 2015
Ordnance Survey’s ninth Geovation® Challenge launched on 1 December, and sees Britain’s mapping agency offering development funding and places on its Geovation programme for ideas that can improve our relationship with water.
30 November 2015
Ordnance Survey adventurers will be at Cotswolds Outdoors across the country giving free map reading lessons.
24 November 2015
Technology and geospatial experts have come together to contribute to a new report which gives insight into the issues, which they believe will have a significant impact on our economy, environment and society over the next five years.
16 November 2015
Ordnance Survey and Hexagon Geospatial are pleased to announce a new agreement, with a shared focus on enabling Hexagon Smart M.Apps to support key initiatives such as Smart Cities.
04 November 2015
The latest UK passport design was released yesterday and we’re extremely pleased to see a range of mapping from OS OpenData across the pages.
21 October 2015
OS follows up its Minecraft map success to make a virtual Ben Nevis for Oculus and cardboard.
16 October 2015
Digimap for Schools now has a second historic map layer added to its popular online service, giving teachers and pupils direct access to Ordnance Survey mapping from three centuries.
12 October 2015
Ordnance Survey has partnered with The University of Surrey in the opening of a state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) to secure the UK’s role in leading the development of the next generation communications technology.
08 October 2015
Ordnance Survey's graduate recruitment scheme for 2016 has launched, offering graduates the opportunity to lead the way on developing innovative and inspirational solutions for digital data.
01 October 2015
Ordnance Survey (OS) intelligent road and street data has been called into action for a world first challenge being undertaken by Hyundai.
29 September 2015
According to OS Champion Bonita Norris, winter is the best time of year to exercise and Get Outside. Having become the youngest woman from the UK to climb Everest, at just 22, the English adventurer knows a thing or two about working out in cold conditions.
23 September 2015
OS is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Senior Executive Management team. Clive Mosey joins OS as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Will Davies joins the mapping agency as HR Director (HRD).
23 September 2015
OS has teamed up with adventurer and TV presenter Steve Backshall to choose eight winning photographs, which will grace the covers of the OS Tour map series from early 2016.
15 September 2015
Sept 16 sees the latest phase in Ordnance Survey’s rejuvenation of its paper maps with the release of its Explorer range - each coming with an exclusive mobile download and a cover image taken by the public.
01 September 2015
Ordnance Survey is looking for inspirational, motivating, passionate and enthusiastic adventurers to become champions for its #GetOutside campaign.
07 August 2015
The last and stunning architectural element to Ordnance Survey's world class head office, opened in 2010, is being created right now and it’s a unique statement in the world of art and design for Great Britain’s map-makers.
04 August 2015
As part of a project with DCLG, OS has created datasets of current ceremonial and historic county boundaries. Download them through the OS OpenData portal.
22 July 2015
Ordnance Survey has produced a new off-road sat-nav style router in its OS Maps application that covers Britain’s 15 National Parks.
22 July 2015
£20,000 worth of funding, expert technical help and transformational business advice for innovative and outstanding start-up ideas that recognise the value of location.
20 July 2015
Following new research showing walking is on the decline in Britain, Ordnance Survey is launching a campaign to urge people off the sofa, to ditch the car and to enjoy the Great British outdoors.
13 July 2015
OS and Craghoppers are pleased to announce a new partnership to release a range of outdoor clothing.
23 June 2015
Adventurer Steve Backshall invites junior photographers to enter OS Photofit and see their best photo of Great Britain featured on an OS paper map cover.
18 June 2015
Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi has formed a partnership with Ordnance Survey International to create a new GIS Roadmap.
29 May 2015
A new three party agreement between Ordnance Survey (GB), Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Land and Property Services (LPS) Northern Ireland is set to improve access and availability of mapping services for customers and government users operating across the UK and Ireland.
27 May 2015
Ordnance Survey (OS) is pleased to announce that it has raised its Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) membership level to become the first Strategic Member outside of the USA.
20 May 2015
Over the next 12 months OS is to replace all 607 of its current paper map titles with a new design and an additional mobile download.
28 April 2015
Today (28 April 2015) staff at Ordnance Survey presented Southampton Women’s Aid with a £11,548.78 donation, after 12 months of fundraising activities.
01 April 2015
Following the announcement in January, Ordnance Survey has today completed its transition from a Trading Fund to a government-owned company (GovCo).
26 March 2015
Millions of people come into contact with and benefit from OS’s OpenData on a daily basis. OS’s new open data products receive 10,000 downloads in the first 24hrs.
24 March 2015
Free to use location, roads, rivers and map products from OS. OS continues its investment in digital innovation as a means of stimulating the economy with today’s release of four new exciting open data products.
16 March 2015
Ordnance Survey and Land Registry announce GeoVation Challenge winners and funding.
09 March 2015
The largest ever model of Central London, commissioned by New London Architecture and sponsored by OS, is to be unveiled for the first time on the London Stand at MIPIM.
06 March 2015
Business Minister Matthew Hancock announces the appointment of Nigel Clifford as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey
Business Minister Matthew Hancock has today announced the appointment of Nigel Clifford as the new Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey (OS).
27 February 2015
Ordnance Survey is opening a London-based Geospatial Innovation Hub to attract new players, new visions, new thinking and new markets.
25 February 2015
Department for Transport project with Ordnance Survey (OS) will deliver the next generation road mapping for England and Wales.
21 February 2015
Britain leads the way as Ordnance Survey helps to drive economic growth and digital innovation through open data
To coincide with International Open Data Day, when countries across the globe will show their support for open data policies, Ordnance Survey (OS) announce plans to launch a world-leading digital map as open data and the creation of an engagement hub in London.
16 February 2015
OS, GeoPlace and the Improvement Service are enabling AddressBase internal business use customers to release UPRNs on a royalty free and open basis.
12 February 2015
Ordnance Survey paper map sales increase for the first time this decade, bucking the wider trend in the publishing industry.
09 February 2015
Ordnance Survey has launched a brand new photography competition for 2015 and is looking for the very best photographs of Great Britain to feature on the covers of its iconic paper maps.
28 January 2015
Ordnance Survey is teaming up with the Satellite Applications Catapult on the GEMNet project to understand the nature and extent of GNSS interference.
22 January 2015
Proposals for converting Ordnance Survey from a Trading Fund into a government-owned company have today moved a step closer.
09 January 2015
Ordnance Survey is pleased to announce that the popular OS MapFinder app is now available on the Kindle Fire HDX.