Ordnance Survey finds its way with Altitude Angel

by | Feb 24, 2022

OS incorporates GuardianUTM Cloud into its in-house flight planning platform   


London, UK: Altitude Angel has today announced the world's most revered geospatial experts Ordnance Survey, are to incorporate Altitude Angel's market leading aeronautical data to its in-house survey planning platform. 

Mapping Britain since 1791, Ordnance Survey (OS) are the benchmark in the collection and presentation of mapping and geospatial data, recording and maintaining over 500 million geospatial features to keep the OS national geographic database up to date. 

OS will be incorporating Altitude Angel's GuardianUTM Cloud platform into its in-house survey planning software which is used to determine whether it is suitable for their Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) team to carry out a survey using a UAS, or whether it is more appropriate for one of the OS's 230 surveyors to ˜get their boots on the ground.' 

The benefit to OS of incorporating the GuardianUTM Cloud platform will be considerable savings in time and resource through the survey planning phase. GuardianUTM Cloud will provide the OS survey team with the most up-to-date and relevant aeronautical information as well as ground hazard data.   

A detailed area report and hazard score can be generated through Altitude Angel's innovative Area Report API, providing further information crucial for ensuring safety and mitigating risk. 

On OS choosing Altitude Angel as one of its trusted geospatial data suppliers, Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO, said: Within the field of mapping, there are few organisations to rival Ordnance Survey.  As such, it is true testament to the quality of GuardianUTM Cloud that it will be an integral part of the Ordnance Survey's in-house flight planning platform. Like OS, we understand the importance of detail, and getting it right. By taking a meticulous approach to our data and delivering to the highest standards, we allow our customers to make the best possible evidence-based decisions. 

Matt Farthing, Technical Consultant with Ordnance Survey, added: At Ordnance Survey, we probably have a better understanding than anyone of the topology of Great Britain. Combining this with Altitude Angel's detailed temporal and regulatory view of the potential impediments to flying UAS offers significant benefits to our capture operation.  

The GuardianUTM Cloud platform supports our national surveying activity and will further enhance the speed in which we capture change and update the database ultimately benefiting the thousands of customers who use and rely on OS data. 

About Altitude Angel:¯ 

Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort. 

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant, and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort. 

Altitude Angel's first party solutions also power some of the world's leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations. 

Today, Altitude Angel's market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.  

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.  

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.¯¯ 

Altitude Angel's developer platform is open and available to all at¯https://developers.altitudeangel.com 


About GuardianUTM:¯ 

GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative, and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as¯a single interface to multi-country¯flight authorisation.¯ 

Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports¯all¯the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.¯ 

Introduction video:¯https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0pvUrS07g¯ 



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