How to be more sustainable using geospatial data
Geospatial data helping drive net zero in 2021 and beyond
Geospatial data is crucial to driving net zero, supporting the roll-out of electric cars, planning renewable energy, managing climate change related flood risk and drought, and improving waste collection and recycling.
Using rivers to generate low carbon heat sources
New research published by Greenspace Scotland revealed how rivers flowing through towns and cities and greenspaces between buildings could act as a vital low carbon heat source to help Scotland achieve its climate targets.
Monitoring natural environments with Earth Observation data
Satellite data and artificial intelligence helps us monitor and adapt to climate change. Accurate data shows us detailed changes in the environment, helping us react quickly and be more efficient when it comes to planning.
Innovative sustainability trends
We're in a climate emergency. Our growing population is increasing pressure on our environment. Our planet is heating up and the climate is changing. Geospatial can play a key role in helping us act now.
Geospatial data for electric vehicles
We need to change consumer perception and facilitate further R&D amongst electric vehicle manufacturers but most of all, revolutionise the current road infrastructure and increase the number of EV charge points by at least tenfold.
Download our reports on climate change
Download our mapping climate change report (PDF)
Mapping and monitoring our planet will enable innovative solutions for a sustainable world. Here's how we're applying geospatial information to climate challenges.
Applying geospatial information to climate challenges report (PDF)
Recommendations on how geospatial can play a key role in tackling the climate crisis.
Environmental sustainability at Ordnance Survey
Developer Hackathon event explores electric vehicle sustainability solutions
We held a virtual developer hackathon event to look at how geospatial data can help accelerate the sustainability process, including how to tackle obstacles around the infrastructure planning and take-up of electric vehicles.
Global geospatial leaders unite at Cambridge Conference event to discuss climate change
Senior leaders from National Mapping and Geospatial Agencies across the globe met in September 2021 to discuss how location data can support climate change action.
OS awarded environmental management system certification
We're proud to have been awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditation for our commitment to protecting the environment and reducing harm, pollution and emergency accidents at head office.