Today is a big day in our history with the launch of OS OpenData, giving more access to free, unrestricted Ordnance Survey mapping than ever before. You can read more about the service and the products available in our news release.
Today’s launch is the result of a huge amount of work by a great number of people both here at Ordnance Survey, in government and elsewhere, including Professor Nigel Shadbolt at the University of Southampton and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web. To understand a little more about the project and how OS OpenData fits into the wider work of the ‘Making Public Data Public’ initiative, Nigel and Sir Tim made this film whilst here in Southampton for our recent Terra Future conference.
Keen to know what everyone thinks of the service, although please be patient with it!
Update – May will see OS VectorMap District added to OS OpenData. There are sample tiles and data available now on our website and here’s a short interview with Ordnance Survey’s Rob Gower about the product.