OS OpenData competition – thank you

We would like to thank those of you who entered our recent OS OpenData competition to win an iPad. We had over 100 entries, with many varied uses, from personal projects, producing printed products, delivering environmental applications to supporting charitable work.

We will be contacting some our entrants to work with them to develop case studies, which we will release on our website when available.

In the meantime, here are a few comments from the entrants:

 I have found Open Source Data from Ordnance Survey of extreme benefit in aiding the creation of various map types for submission as part of the planning process. The customer service from OS has been excellent in dealing with any questions and queries in relation to OpenData. quarryplan

The mapping lends itself well to recoloring and while being simplistic in the detail, it has enough information to create and engaging map. James Howard, Bespokes & Creative Manager, MapMarketing?


To a relative novice in web-programming, the OS OpenSpace API has opened up many possibilities for enhancing the experience of our users of our web resource, both during the project and after and to create a professional appearance with relatively little cost. Herefordshire Nature Trust

It has been encouraging to see how not just one OS OpenData product is being used in applications, but a combination of many.

http://www.isisarchitecture.co.uk/ – a freelance architectural designer specialising in home extensions, uses the following products to promote their services within a range of postcode districts which are within a 30 minute drive time.

OS Code-Point Open is ideal for selecting the districts of interest. This is then overlaid on OS VectorMap District and OS Street View to provide a geographical context, which enables assessment of travel time and best route to client site. As this service includes making planning applications to the Local Authority, OS Boundary-Line is overlaid to find the name of the Local Authority responsible for the client’s location.

These 4 datasets provide an ideal toolset to evaluate and refine my marketing activities and to assess the suitability of an enquiry to my business. Mike Furby

If you have a use of OS OpenData that you would like to tell us about, just submit your project (https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/gallery.html) and we could feature it on our gallery.

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