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OS Map & Hack, virtual hackathon

Use geospatial data to drive sustainable innovation at OS Map & Hack on 6 & 7 October 2021.

Register your interest

To all developers, data scientists, storytellers, and designers:

We are looking at the use of geospatial data and how this can be used as we move towards sustainable alternatives across multiple market sectors. Spatial data is key to unlocking insights that determine how we are literally shaping our world. As the pace of technological innovation quickens, implementing the infrastructure and driving interest is crucial to widespread adoption across the country at a national, organisational, and individual level.

During a two-day virtual hackathon, we are looking for examples and concepts that accelerates our journey towards a sustainable future as we provide extended, on-demand access to all our premium datasets and our team of GIS specialists.

Please note that we have reached our maximum submission capacity but have set up a wait list if you would like to register your interest.

Across four different challenges, ranging from supporting local governments to influencing consumer behaviours, a panel of innovation and geospatial experts will be evaluating your contribution and looking for the strongest and innovative examples, which make best use of OS data and APIs.

Winners will receive collaboration time with our technical consultants and geospatial experts, as well as Geovation memberships and a whole bunch of OS swag.

OS Map & Hack registration will close on Thursday 23 September from midday. 

Find out more about the challenges

Levelling up

How can local governments use geospatial data for the transition to EV's in remote communities?

Taking charge

What is the demand for charge points of electric fleets and where do these charge points needs to be developed?

The 'real' EV journey

How can we build the infrastructure to accurately reflect the new habits of everyday EV users?

Open innovation

The open innovation challenge gives you the freedom to design and build your own sustainable concept.

You/your team can focus on one challenge, or even all four of them if you’re feeling particularly inventive. Whatever your choice, be sure to have a desire to build, collaborate, and innovate.

Remember that hackathons have helped accelerate the success of start-ups, helping developing enterprises to grow into successful businesses such as GroupMe, Flutter and Doracy.

What you start here could instigate new collaborations with public sector organisations, and see you joining forces through start-up networking.

Most importantly, your ideas could shape the future.