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Land change – who’s monitoring it and why is it important?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:15 +0000

By Katerina Harrington, Relationship Manager, OSGB With an increased focus on house building across the country, how can we monitor the changes to the landscape of Great Britain? Government has pledged to enable the building of 300,000 new homes a year, to counteract the short fall of homes in this country. But they’ve also promised...

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How Geovey built on their Geovation Challenge success

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:11 +0000

If you’re working in the geo industry, you may have heard about Nautoguide and their product Geovey. The former Geovation Challenge winners have expanded from mapping the Battle of Jutland to working with local government and even supplying a feedback service for our OS Open Greenspace product. Dave Barter from Nautoguide tells their story. We’ve...

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Geovation Programme looking for GeoTech and PropTech disrupters

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:00:16 +0000

Guest blog by Gauri Kangai, Geovation team The Geovation Spring Programme is open for applications At the start of 2018, Geovation was given internationally ‘award-winning’ status. The Geospatial World Form, in Hyderabad, India, awarded Geovation its ‘Geospatial Hub of the Year Award’, applauding that “Geovation has successfully connected individuals and SMEs and created opportunities, envisioned...

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Why mapping green spaces matters

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 08:00:03 +0000

It’s been six months since we released OS Open Greenspace, showing publicly accessible leisure and recreations spots in urban Britain, and it’s been fantastic seeing people using the map and finding new places to GetOutside. But did you know that it wasn’t the first greenspace map in Great Britain? Or that there are other important...

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UK Mapping Festival 2018 – call for contributions

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:02 +0000

The UK Mapping Festival is a unique collaboration between all those who create, distribute, use and enjoy maps in all their forms. Involving professional bodies, learned societies, government agencies, commercial companies, educational bodies, interest groups and enthusiasts, working to put on a series of events over a six-day period during the week of 2–7 September...

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Geovation venture: Refill water bottle campaign running nationwide

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:48 +0000

We were hugely proud of our Geovation alumni Refill last week. Refill encourages businesses to allow thirsty passers-by to fill up their water bottles for free and their scheme is being rolled-out across England. And the good news created a splash of national headlines! We’ve all heard about the issue of single-use plastic bottles and...

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Sign up for the CityVerve Open Innovation Transportation Hackathon next weekend

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:06:05 +0000

Next weekend, 2-4 February, the CityVerve Open Innovation Transportation Hackathon will bring together developers, data scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, and makers to apply creative Internet of Things solutions to transport challenges. They will be making data and hardware from the CityVerve project available to use and there will be mentors on hand to help teams realise...

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OS Maps feature in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks next week

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:38 +0000

Tune into ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday 30 January to see the nation’s favourite 100 walks revealed across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland*. Alongside National Trust and The Ramblers, we teamed up with ITV last year to encourage outdoors enthusiasts to vote for their favourite walks, and now the results are set to be...

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GEO Business 2018 launch call for abstracts

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00:21 +0000

Guest blog by the GEO Business team Are you working at the cutting edge of geospatial developments? Are geospatial solutions having a major impact on the way you work now and in the future? If so, we would love to hear from you… The GEO Business team, who organise the annual geospatial show held in...

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Free data management workshops for the Public Sector

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:00:07 +0000

Guest blog by Gary Randle, UK Sales Manager, Cadcorp If you work in government and want to maximise the benefit of geographic information systems (GIS) and web mapping, becoming familiar with Ordnance Survey (OS) data products is a good place to start.  What OS products do we have?  How do we best load and manage...

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