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Ordnance Survey

22
May
2017
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Premier League map art

The 2016/17 English Football Premier League season is over and what a great season it has been.

Chelsea are champions for the sixth time while Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull have been relegated. Tottenham Hotspur say a fond farewell to White Hart Lane after 118 years and finish the season in second. West Ham started life at the London Stadium and finished the season in a respectable 11th place.

To mark the end of the season, the GeoDataViz team have created a one-off visual of all 20 locations for each of the Premier League stadiums. Each of the stadiums have been mapped using OS Open-Map Local and styled using the team colours.

Have a look for your favourite team below in the final league table or view and download a poster of all 20 stadium locations.

The 2016/17 Premier League Table

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24
Nov
2014
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Ordnance Survey 2015 wall calendar now available

OS 2015 calendarOur 2015 wall calendar featuring photographs of some of the best landscapes in Great Britain is now available in the OS Shop!

The images from the calendar all came from the entries to our 2013 and 2014 photo competitions. We had lots of really great images, so it took us a long time to come up with a selection of only 12 that represented all parts of the country and reflected the changes throughout the year.

We have printed a limited run of 2000 of these calendars, and they are available exclusively from the OS Shop. The calendars themselves are A4 wall calendars printed in full colour on high quality paper and with enough room to write all your important reminders and appointments.

If you are interested in the areas covered and the photos were selected, here’s the complete list:
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1
Jul
2014
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Celebrating our French connection

William Roy plaque near Oxford CircusToday marks the anniversary of the death of Major General William Roy, a man of enormous importance in the history of Ordnance Survey. He is honoured with a Blue Plaque at his former home in Argyll Street, Soho. The building is now home to a branch of French Connection, something which raised a little smile for us as there is a French connection with William Roy.

Born in 1726, the hugely far-sighted Scottish military engineer and surveyor understood the strategic importance of maps very early on and when King George II commissioned a military survey of the Scottish highlands in 1746, in response to the Jacobite uprising a year before, Roy became involved. William Roy worked without a military commission until 1755, but was then promoted steadily in recognition of his talents. His technical drawings showing the phases of a battle were adopted as the standard across the military and saw him promoted to a Captain in the Corps of Highlanders. He later advanced to Engineer-Director of military surveys in Great Britain and eventually the Director of Royal Engineers in 1783, after achieving the rank of Major-General in 1781. Read More

15
May
2014
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Did you know we re-mapped around 6,000 square miles of the Western Front in WW1?

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As some of you may know, far from our traditional image as the publisher of leisure maps for ramblers and cyclists exploring idyllic countryside, where the only disturbance is the rustle of a cagoule or the whir of a freewheel, Ordnance Survey’s origins are associated with preparation for war and we played a major role in the mapping of the First World War battlefields.

We blogged on the topic back in February and have also written about our efforts in both World Wars in the past. After our February article The National Archives got in touch and asked if we’d write a guest blog for them. Of course, we were more than happy to and the post was published this week. Read it on the history of government blog hereRead More

17
Jan
2014
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Ordnance Survey Welsh site launched

We are pleased to announce that in line with the launch of our new website we have also created a scaled back Welsh language version to enable Welsh speakers to access key areas of our content. The Welsh site covers areas such as our Business products, Partner programme and Map Shop. Visitors are able to obtain high level information in Welsh before accessing the main Ordnance Survey site via direct links to the relevant areas.

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20
Dec
2013
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Did your relatives work for Ordnance Survey during World War One?

WWI -image3Being a fan of mapping often runs in the family and there are a few people who work for us at Ordnance Survey who have relatives who also worked for us in the past. We are trying to pull out some stories about what it was like to work for Ordnance Survey during World War One (WW1) and would be really interested to hear from anyone who has heard stories from relatives or friends about working either here in Southampton, or on the battlefield mapping the trenches. Read More

2
Sep
2013
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Use your holiday snaps to enter our face of Ordnance Survey photo competition

Have you been out hiking, running, walking, cycling, climbing or riding this summer? Have you taken pictures of yourself in action? Then you could enter our competition to be a face of Ordnance Survey. The lucky winners will potentially see themselves in magazines and retail stores across Great Britain.

We know that people use our popular leisure mapping for all kinds of activities and in all kinds of ways – in paper, online and mobile formats. So we’re looking for people who love exploring the beautiful British countryside, to join those currently featuring in our ‘Explore More…’ advertising campaign.  If you would like to be one of the next faces of Ordnance Survey, it’s really simple to enter, just email us a photo of you (good clear photo showing head and shoulders please) doing your favourite outdoor activity and tell us why you love using Ordnance Survey maps for your activity in less than 50 words.

Email your photo to thefaceofos@ordnancesurvey.co.uk by Friday 13 September to be in with a chance of becoming a new face of Ordnance Survey and taking part in a professional photo shoot to capture your image for the campaign. View the terms and conditions on our blog: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/explore-more-competition/

You can see some of the photo entries we’ve received so far on our Flickr page and let them inspire you to enter too.

29
Jul
2013
0

Have you got what it takes to be a face of Ordnance Survey?

Enter our competition and you could be a face of Ordnance Survey, and potentially see yourself in magazines and retail stores across Great Britain.

We know that people use our popular leisure mapping for all kinds of activities and in all kinds of ways – in paper, online and mobile formats. Are you one of those people? Are you a keen walker, dedicated horse-rider, budding cyclist or regular trail-runner? Perhaps you like long walks with your family at weekends, taking your dog out everyday or even planning your next rock-climbing or canoeing adventures. As long as you enjoy being in the great outdoors and using our maps, we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for people who love exploring the beautiful British countryside, like those currently featuring in our ‘Explore More…’ advertising campaign (shown above and below).  If you would like to be one of the next faces of Ordnance Survey, it’s really simple to enter, just email us a photo of you (good clear photo showing head and shoulders please) doing your favourite outdoor activity and tell us why you love using Ordnance Survey maps for your activity in less than 50 words.

Email your photo to thefaceofos@ordnancesurvey.co.uk by Friday 13 September to be in with a chance of becoming a new face of Ordnance Survey and taking part in a professional photo shoot to capture your image for the campaign. View the terms and conditions on our blog: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/explore-more-competition/

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20
May
2013
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Digital Shoreditch festival 2013 – hear how we’re involved!

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This week from Monday through to Sunday you’ll find us at the Digital Shoreditch festival, an event that attracts hundreds of speakers from the most innovative and successful companies and organisations across creative, technical, start-up tech and digital spaces and beyond. During the week, we’ll be exhibiting, speaking and promoting our digital products and services amongst some of Tech City’s most talented digital and technical creative individuals.

The festival has a different theme each day, comprising of panel sessions, key note speeches and discussions – kicking off with today’s “What Tech City” theme. During the day, festival goers will collectively explore the many companies and organisations that make Tech City what it is, focusing on developing new ways to exploit the potential for growing global engagement and improving our digital economy and society.

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