top blog stories of 2015


Top 10 blog stories of 2015

With a fortnight left to go in 2015, we thought we’d take a look back at the year and see which blog stories piqued your interest. We’ll countdown from 10-1 on the top mappy and geo-based blogs:

  1. New OS OpenData products launched

In March we added four new products to our OS OpenData portfolio. OS Open Map – Local, OS Open Names, OS Open Rivers and OS Open Roads have proved popular so far and offer you increased detail and accuracy and the opportunity for analytics. They are fully customisable and can work together or be imported and integrated with your own software and database. In June we also released a simple guide for OS Open Map – Local to help users get the most out of it.


  1. Mapping out the Southampton Blitz

This year marked the 75th anniversary of the Southampton Blitz. We marked the occasion by showcasing our map that shows the bombs dropped on the city of Southampton at the peak of the Blitz on the nights of 30 November and 1 December 1940. Hundreds of tonnes of bombs were dropped during the two nights, destroying many properties and damaging hundreds more – including our former head office on London Road.

The Southampton Blitz map we produced in 2010

The Southampton Blitz map we produced in 2010

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