Did you watch the great Timeshift on BBC4 last night about OS? A Very British Map: The Ordnance Survey Story told the tale of how we’ve mapped every square mile of Britain for the last 224 years. It covered our military origins through to how our leisure maps have helped people discover and explore the countryside and beyond.
As mentioned towards the end of the programme, while we may be best known for our paper maps, they now account for just 5% of our business. Our location data has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday lives across Great Britain. We produce digital map data, online route planning and sharing services and mobile apps, plus many other location-based products so you know exactly where you are.
Find out more about OS today in this video:
If you didn’t get a chance to watch Timeshift last night, you can catch up on iPlayer for a whole hour of mappiness. It’s also being re-shown on BBC4 on 14 September at 00.30. You don’t just have to take our words for it being worthwhile either, The Guardian called it, “…a study in excellence and the beauty of excellence. Geometry met artistry and created something wonderful.” Go on, watch it now!