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John Kimmance appointed as new MD of Ordnance Survey National Mapping Services

Ordnance Survey has appointed John Kimmance as Managing Director of the National Mapping Services business unit.


Ordnance Survey introduces new freedoms to share geospatial data under open terms

HM Land Registry (HMLR) and Registers of Scotland (RoS) are set to share their coveted INSPIRE spatial polygon datasets under new, less restricted terms from 1 July 2020.


Scotland joins the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement

The first collective geospatial agreement for Great Britain allowing the public sector from England, Wales and Scotland to access Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data and expertise has been achieved.


Munir Ismet appointed as new MD at Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey has appointed a new MD to drive its commercial strategy in both the UK and international markets.


Ordnance Survey employees raise over £27,000 for Southampton Children's Hospital Charity

Great Britain’s mapping agency held more than 90 fundraising events to raise vital funds for the local charity's emergency and trauma unit appeal.


Geovation welcomes new GeoTech and PropTech start-ups

Six start-ups using location, land and property data in their products and services have been accepted onto the Geovation Accelerator Programme.


Covid-19 update

We’re working to support our customers as they respond to Covid-19.


Capturing the changing face of Great Britain

The National Geographic Database of Great Britain, maintained by Ordnance Survey (OS), is one of the largest of its kind in the world and during the past decade, it has grown to contain more than 500 million unique geographic features. Since January 2010, OS has made 360 million updates to the database. Arguably, no one knows Great Britain better than OS.


Ordnance Survey asks Southampton charities to apply to be its next corporate partner for 2020-2022

This year, Ordnance Survey (OS) is selecting its corporate charity slightly differently. As well as asking employees to nominate local charities, it is inviting charities to apply themselves.


Tech start-ups to benefit from government funded initiative

Start-ups can today apply to the Geovation Accelerator Programmes and put themselves in line to receive specialist support, business mentorship, office space, funding and access to high quality government data.


Geovation welcomes first Scottish start-ups to its Accelerator Programme

As Geovation marks its tenth anniversary, Ordnance Survey (OS) and Registers of Scotland (RoS) are delighted to announce the first group of companies participating in the inaugural Geovation Scotland Accelerator Programme, which launches October 22 and continues through to April 2020.


Geovation announces Benchmark Initiative exploring ethical application of location data

The new year-long Geovation Benchmark Initiative will link the geospatial community with businesses, public bodies, researchers, media and the public to promote a better, wider understanding of the power and influence of location data.


OS data to reduce traffic congestion

OS data to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution as well as help self-driving vehicles navigate.

Ordnance Survey online art gallery opens

First exhibition is a modern take on one of the world’s oldest artforms.


Britain to lead global mapping standards to allow self-driving vehicles to ‘see’ around corners

Great Britain’s National Mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, and the UK’s government-and industry-backed self-driving hub, Zenzic, lay out the importance of collaborative mapping in the development of self-driving vehicles.