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Our geospatial services

At Ordnance Survey we have years of experience providing geospatial services to countries across the world. We can help your nation see its potential.

Helping nations drive economic growth, technological innovation, and sustainable development

Governments around the world face new challenges, from population growth and urbanisation, to climate change and pandemics. Geospatial information is a crucial tool to help nations navigate these challenges effectively, providing insights and information to underpin effective policy and economic decisions.

Government spending on geospatial information is a high-impact investment in a nation’s long-term economic health, with benefits significantly greater than the costs. Such investments can drive economic growth, and social benefit for citizens, and deliver positive change across regions, sectors, and applications. From making the basic functions and services of government more efficient, to building national resilience and enabling the uptake of emerging technologies, location intelligence helps us tackle the biggest problems of our time, and capitalise on the greatest opportunities.

Geospatial information makes it possible to monitor, measure, predict and adapt effectively. It’s the fundamental data that when maintained, provides the foundation for the future growth of your nation.

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Geospatial information can help nations secure long-term food and water security, while increasing productivity and resource availability, predict and mitigate the effects of climate change, rebuild after disasters, generate billions in returns from the establishment of secure land rights, and unlock the benefits of technologies like 5G, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

Helping governments build prosperous, sustainable futures

Governments can use geospatial information to build sustainable futures for citizens by:

Investment in geospatial information is also an essential component in helping governments make progress towards the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and increase their income and economic health. Location data is the cross-sector catalyst that enables nations to reach the next level.

Why choose Ordnance Survey?

Ordnance Survey can help your nation achieve its goals, bringing socio-economic growth and prosperity to your citizens. We’re Great Britain’s National Mapping Agency, with over 230 years’ experience in producing accurate location data and insight, helping the UK Government make smart decisions, UK businesses gain a data-edge, and everyone experience the outdoors more often.

We can help you achieve the same in your jurisdiction. We can help you produce, optimise and integrate detailed and accurate mapping and data which can be used and shared across your government departments to underpin evidence-based policy making.

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Detailed mapping like this, can help you plan better infrastructure and develop sustainable communities

We’ve worked across all five continents, helping our customers achieve their goals. We’ve used machine learning to monitor the effects of climate change in Dubai, and artificial intelligence to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion in Zambia. We've helped build capability with Guyana's national mapping agency, and in the Philippines improved mapping capability through network performance optimisation.

Our geospatial services and solutions

Our geospatial services and solutions are tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. Work begins with a discovery programme to understand how you and your stakeholders will benefit from geospatial information. We’ll then develop a tailored suite of services with you to maximise the value of accurate geospatial data and its growth potential for your nation.

We can use our experience to help you in lots of ways. We offer: 

Geospatial solutions

We offer consulting and technology services in:

  • Set up and optimisation of geodesy networks
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Remote sensing
  • Data infrastructure design and build
  • National geospatial database creation and maintenance
  • Cartographic design
  • Automatic feature extraction
  • Automatic change detection
  • Automatic product creation
  • Geospatial data hub

Land solutions

We offer consulting and technology services in:

  • Geodetic/positioning infrastructure optimisation
  • Automatic feature extraction
  • Automatic change detection
  • National land classification
  • Land parcel capture and maintenance
  • Land information systems

Consultancy services

We offer capacity and capability building:

  • Geospatial maturity assessment
  • Return on investment assessment
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Skills transfer and training
  • Strategy design

Take your first step

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