22
Jan
2019
2

RED January at OS

Inspired by the life-changing effect that a physical challenge had on her mum’s mental health, Hannah Beecham founded RED January to help people boost their own mental and physical health. From humble beginnings in 2015 comes a growing community of 60,000 REDers who are not just running but taking part in a multitude of different ways.

Exclusively partnering with leading mental health charity, Mind, in 2017, Hannah has deservedly experienced amazing success with RED January and we couldn’t be happier being a part of it.

Alongside Solent Mind being our corporate charity back in 2017, our product manager Egbe Manners took part in RED January by herself. Being part of the running club at OS, others soon got on board for the next one. Three years on, we have over 60 OS employees taking part in this year’s RED January!

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17
Jan
2019
1

Three weeks to sign up for our technical workshop

Do you want to know more about OS data, how to make then most of it and partnering with OS? Why not come along to our technical showcase to find out more and meet our Inside Sales team.

Inside Sales work closely with the majority of OS’s SME Partner Community.  We assist the start-ups and new business ventures.  Working closely with the Geovation Hub based in London, we guide Geovation members and entrepreneurs that come to us direct, through the process of becoming an OS Partner.

The team has a range of experience from within OS and from working in the public sector, in sales, customer service and GIS expertise. We offer support from the very beginning of your journey to becoming a Partner, explaining what being an OS Partner entails, how our pricing and licensing works, advice on contracts  how to calculate any royalties that may be due, and of course, we can help you with product enquiries.

If you have trialled our data (under the Data Exploration Licence) or you are simply ready to go to market using our data or our APIs with a commercial product, our team will take the time to really understand what it is that you are looking to achieve and walk you through the contracts and licensing journey.

Please come along to the technical showcase to have a chance of meeting the team and letting them help you to explore how to use GIS data to meet your business need.  If you are unable to attend please speak to our team, you can call us on 023 80 055991 or email: partnerenquiries@os.uk.

16
Jan
2019
2

CityVerve virtual museum

Here at OS Labs, we’re presenting project work most days – by slide deck, report or a quick chat. But sometimes it needs to attract attention and create a buzz… like our virtual museum for CityVerve. We created a 3D interactive exhibition to mark the conclusion of CityVerve, the Manchester-based UK Internet of Things demonstrator project. Find out more…

The grand entrance to the CityVerve Virtual Museum.

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10
Jan
2019
3

GB’s longest linear walk without crossing a road

Here at OS, we get asked some curiously specific questions by our Twitter followers. Our teams are always up for a challenge and, as this query required map exploration, who better to ask than our amazing Consultation and Technical Services (CaTS) team? Please see the query embedded below.


Now, not only were our CaTS team able to identify the longest distance in Great Britain you can walk in a straight line without crossing a road (which consequently you may have read about in some newspaper articles), but as this was in Scotland, the team also decided to find the longest in both England and Wales too. Read More

7
Jan
2019
2

Our role in the RUGGEDISED project

Glasgow City Council, as part of its EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities funded project RUGGEDISED (Rotterdam, Umea, Glasgow: Generating Exemplar Demonstrations in Sustainable Energy Districts), is, in tandem with developing various smart and sustainable energy measures, developing a Data-Based Decision Platform (DBDP). The DBDP will be a window into the various datasets generated throughout the project, as well as internal and external datasets utilised by Glasgow City Council. The DBDP will analyse and interpret various datasets to inform policy and strategy decisions in relation to city operations in the city, providing outputs that will inform operational actions.

Screenshot of DBDP.

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3
Jan
2019
1

Geospatial data events with RGS

As the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography, we’re sure it won’t shock you to know we often work together on exciting (and of course!) geography-related projects.

Miranda Sharp, OS Director of Innovation.

This year, we have combined our expertise and arranged several events to help promote and advance understanding of the uses of geospatial data.

On Monday 14 January, Miranda Sharp, our Director of Innovation, will explore how powerful information about location can be used to build a system of smarter infrastructure to help the UK economy and society to thrive in our lecture ‘Creating a master map of the UK: a route to a better future?’.

Additionally, as part of the RGS regional lecture series, on Tuesday 15 January, our Chief Geospatial Scientist Jeremy Morley will join neuroscientist Professor Kate Jeffrey in Southampton to discuss how our day to day navigation abilities can be linked to recent research on how the brain represents details of places. Read More

22
Dec
2018
4

12 Days of Christmas

In anticipation of Christmas, we thought we would pay homage to the classic seasonal track 12 Days of Christmas by finding some fun OS facts about Great Britain for each line.

To avoid typing the whole song out as we know you know it already, we have just written the last paragraph here to jog your memory.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Within Great Britain, there are 12 roads in total with the term ‘drum’, ‘drumming’ or ‘drummers’. While Drummer Lane occurs twice, Drummer’s Lane and the other 9 such as Drummermire and Drummery Lane are unique.

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21
Dec
2018
2

Sign up for our technical showcase and developer workshop in February

Join us in Southampton on Thursday 7 February for a technical showcase. Our Product and Consultancy teams will lead the day with a mix of practical workshops, 1-2-1 discussions and information stands.

We know that not all of our customers are GIS experts, so we’re keen to help you make the most of our data and support you in extracting the maximum value from our data with a range of tools. Read More

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