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Feb
2016
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Get on your bike with OS!

Was your New Year’s resolution to get out on your bike more? Has it already started to fall by the wayside? We’ve got some great cycling events coming up this year that you could get involved in, whether it’s taking part in a sportive or joining the spectators at The Aviva Women’s Tour this summer. And there’s the chance to win an OS cycling jersey…

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OS Spin Series sportives

Following the success of the inaugural OS Spin Series sportives last year, we’ve teamed up with UK Cycling Events for a 2016 of six early season sportives, aiming to suit riders of all abilities. Two have already taken place (congratulations if you completed the challenges), but there are four remaining to join in with…The Insanity takes place on Saturday near Winchester. Our #GetOutside champion Dan Grant is taking part, as are a group of OS cyclists – so look out for the OS cycling shirts.

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Feb
2016
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Do you want help to kick start your business plan?

Yes? Then this is the event for you. We’re working with Hexagon Geospatial and Sterling Geo on the IGNITE Session. Register now to join us at the Urban Innovation Centre in London on Wednesday 16 March between 4.00 pm and 8.30 pm.

IGNITE

IGNITE is a competition offering over $250,000 USD in prizes. All you have to do is create an innovative Hexagon Smart M.App that will solve real world issues in a smart, fresh way. If your idea makes it to the final, you could be in with a chance of winning big – 1st place prize is $100,000. Read More

1
Feb
2016
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Send in your old maps for savings on new maps!

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Last time we had great fun creating a giant map of Britain from some of the returned maps

Stretch your minds back to 2014 and you may remember we held a map trade-in scheme. All of you lovely map enthusiasts (and dare we say map hoarders for some of the hefty bundles we had returned…) sent back an amazing 10,601 maps. In return, our Map Shop sent out vouchers for money off any new map purchases. It was a phenomenal success and we’re running the scheme again.

We know that you outdoors enthusiasts can build up impressive collections of OS maps (did you see the chap on the Timeshift documentary last year with thousands of maps?), but it can mean that you’re not using the most up-to-date maps to get outside and explore Britain. So, up until 20 March, our Map Shop is offering you the chance to return your old maps and receive money off vouchers against new map purchases in return. Depending on the number of maps you return, you’ll receive a voucher up to the value of £15. Read More

28
Jan
2016
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Latest maps from Cartographic Design team

Following on from yesterday’s feature on our Cartographic Design Consultant Charley Glynn, we wanted to share some recent examples of work from the Cartographic Design team.

Youth Hostel Association map

Working with the Youth Hostel Association we were asked to produce a large wall map that was to be used as part of a campaign to encourage people to explore the Dark and White Peaks.

The map would be simple and would need to depict 6 carefully selected walking, running and cycling routes and the terrain around them.

The image below is essentially work in progress as the finished product will see the image be used by the YHA to cut out the layers making up the terrain from wood. The routes will then be added using pins and string. We’re really looking forward to seeing it up on display.

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OS Maps night mode map

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27
Jan
2016
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Charley Glynn – a geo-professional to keep your eye on

charleyglynnWe were thrilled to see our very own Charley Glynn feature in xyHT‘s list of geo-professionals under 40 to watch out for this month. We’ve caught up with Charley to find out what he makes of it too.

How do you feel about being chosen by xyHt as one of the geo-professionals under 40 years of age to watch?

I was extremely honoured to have been nominated so to be chosen for the final 40 is fantastic! When I look at the other 39 people and what they have achieved in their careers I am very proud to be named amongst them. I feel like I am on the list representing Ordnance Survey and Maptime but also representing cartography – there are lots of great cartographers at the moment doing incredible work. Read More

25
Jan
2016
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Geovation masterclass tour supports the water challenge

The latest Geovation Challenge closes for ideas this week, on Wednesday 27 January at noon with the chance of winning a share of £60,000 to develop your idea as a new venture, mentored through our Geovation Programme.

Our exciting series of Geovation masterclasses started at the Geovation Hub, in London in December, with a team drawn from Geovation and OS. Since then, the tour has visited Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham and Swansea, introducing the challenge and geospatial data resources to potential participants.

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The key principle of Geovation is to think globally, but act locally; in tackling problems locally and collaboratively and openly; using the powerful tools of geography, geographic information and design thinking as key ingredients to solutions that can be launched as new ventures. Read More

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