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Ordnance Survey

March 18, 2016

Great Britain Gains a Foot in Height

The latest calculations from Great Britain’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, reveal that Ben Nevis is taller than originally thought. Britain’s highest point will now officially appear on all new OS digital and paper maps as 1,345m and not 1,344m. The official increase, which is not the result of a geological movement, was discovered following the restoration of

March 16, 2016

4,000 Organisations Signed Up to the PSMA

Accessing digital maps has never been easier thanks to the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) – a centrally funded licensing agreement between Government and Ordnance Survey. The PSMA allows geographic data to be widely available, free at the point of use and shared between all public sector organisations across England and Wales. A record 4,000 public

March 3, 2016

OS Committed to European Smart City Standards

Ordnance Survey is to create a Smart City standards-based technologies business framework for the European Union’s ESPRESSO project. ESPRESSO is being led by the Open Geospatial Consortium, and OS, working closely with key European bodies, will develop a strategic growth map for Smart Cities. Supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, OS will also conduct analysis of existing and emerging

February 29, 2016

Digimap for Schools Tops 1,000 Secondary School Subscribers

The Digimap for Schools service has reached a new milestone with 1,000 secondary schools now signed up. The latest achievement, for the popular mapping system, gives hundreds of thousands of pupils across Great Britain access to the latest Ordnance Survey (OS) digital data, including the most detailed maps of the nation through OS MasterMap. Digimap for Schools,

February 24, 2016

UK Given Green Light to Become World Leader in Driverless Cars

New consortium led by Ordnance Survey secures Government funding to position the UK as a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles. A consortium of leading UK businesses has secured funding from Innovate UK to examine the data requirements needed to support autonomous navigation. The ground breaking ‘Atlas’ initiative will study data critical to the efficient operation

February 15, 2016

OS Maps Out of this World

607 paper maps, the most detailed digital data picture of Great Britain, and now one red planet Using NASA open data, Ordnance Survey has created a one-off paper and digital map of the Martian landscape. OS, whose database of Great Britain has up to 500 million unique geographic features and is currently working with other countries on four

February 4, 2016

Ordnance Survey reveals its #GetOutside champions

The Ordnance Survey (OS) #GetOutside champions were unveiled at a London event where they were joined by OS ambassadors, the wildlife presenter and naturalist Steve Backshall, endurance adventurer Sean Conway and mountaineer and Everest climber Bonita Norris. The champions, chosen for their ability to communicate their love for being outside, include journalists, bloggers and authors who

January 29, 2016

Ordnance Survey Encourages People to Use Up-To-Date Maps with their Trade-in Scheme

Outdoors enthusiasts can build impressive collections of Ordnance Survey maps, but it often means they’re not using the most up-to-date maps to get outside and explore Britain. Up until 20 March, OS is offering avid explorers the chance to return their old maps and receive money off new map purchases in return. Following the success of

January 19, 2016

Ordnance Survey to Map Oman’s World Class Geospatial Path

Ordnance Survey (OS) has signed a deal with the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Defence to help the National Survey Authority (NSA) advance its position as Oman’s national mapping authority. This contribution to the development of NSA as a world-class national mapping authority is the start of a long-term strategically-important relationship between Oman and OS, as

December 21, 2015

Ordnance Survey Acquire Shareholding in Dennis Maps

Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25% The new partnership builds on the relationship between the two organisations which commenced in 2010 when OS outsourced the printing of its national series of paper maps. The agreement, which was signed on Thursday 17 December, will see

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