This guide to spatial data focuses on physical space and symbolic depictions of it on the scale most familiar to humans: geographic maps. Ordnance Survey has been making maps and collecting location data for centuries. …


Experts and enthusiasts from start-ups, private enterprise and public sector create solutions to tackle obstacles such as where to locate public charging points in future.

Ordnance Survey’s two-day OS Map and Hack event was declared an “amazing demonstration of creativity” after collaborators worked on ways to enhance electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Britain.

Participants were given the task of overcoming problems such as where charge points should be developed, how to attract more non-EV owners…


The OS Data Hub makes geospatial data available in a variety of formats, including API access and file downloads. …


Continuing our #OSDeveloper blog series, we find out more about OS Partner and Geovation member MyNestBox and how they are using OS data to enable more people to own good quality homes.

Why did MyNestBox start?

MyNestBox was set up to enable more people to own good quality homes through the democratisation of property data. They have begun this journey by supporting those who build the homes, new build developers.

New build developers are being presented with too many “opportunities” i.e., they must kiss a lot…


A comprehensive look at what the OS Data Hub is and the APIs that are accessible.

Ordnance Survey, a data company?

Fundamentally, Ordnance Survey (OS) is a data company and has been capturing information about Great Britain for almost 230 years. Our original purpose was to create a map in 1801 that would help the military defend and protect the nation. Our aerial imagery techniques helped support surveyors on foot 100…


In a recent series of blog posts, we’ve explored how the OS Map & Hack challenges aim to solve problems within sustainability and transportation on a national, organisational, and individual level.

The fourth and final challenge is one of ‘open-innovation.’ As the name suggests, the challenge allows limitless scope and creativity. It’s intended for those who may be new to the developer headspace, and/or have an amazing new idea in mind and a desire to build on that concept, and maybe, even help others explore ideas of their own.

The issue of sustainability is one that will affect us all; indeed, sudden and severe changes in the planet’s weather and climate is already having an effect. …


With the withdrawal of OS OpenSpace taking place on 31 August 2021, the OS Data Hub and our new suite of location data APIs is the start of a new era for OS data access. Since launching the platform last summer, we have had over 10,000 users sign up. Many of these were using our previous APIs and are now benefitting from new features since migrating.

In this guest blog we are highlighting an excellent open-source project, the OS Data Hub Maps plugin for WordPress from Simon Large of Skirrid Systems. It offers access to our highly detailed maps (via the OS Maps API) and allows anyone to include OS Maps on their own WordPress website…


As OS’ first virtual hackathon, the OS Map & Hack offers attendees access to Premium geospatial data and the opportunity to explore the use of this data to drive sustainable innovation.

The hackathon offers four different challenges. Last week we looked at demand for developing charging points, this week we’re looking at consumer behaviours towards owning an Electric Vehicle (EV)…

In a recent blog post, we considered the impact of implementing electric vehicle infrastructure. There are potential knock-on effects on residential…


In case you missed it, we recently launched the OS Map & Hack. As OS’s first virtual hackathon, we’ll be exploring the use of geospatial data to drive sustainable innovation.

From supporting local governments to influencing consumer behaviour, the hackathon offers four different challenges. Last week we looked at EV infrastructure planning to support local governments, this week we’re looking into the demand for charge points…

As electric vehicle (EV) adoption becomes more widespread, so does the requirement for EV…


Two weeks ago we launched the OS Map & Hack. As OS’s first virtual hackathon, we’ll be looking at geospatial data and how it can be used as we move towards sustainable alternatives across multiple market sectors.

Ranging from supporting local governments to influencing consumer behaviour, the hackathon offers four different challenges. Over the next week, we will be showcasing and exploring these challenges in more detail. First up, Levelling up…

Adopting electric vehicles (EVs) over petrol- and diesel-fuelled ones is a critical part of making Great…

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Ordnance Survey provides the most authoritative data of Great Britain’s landscape to fuel innovation in geospatial application development.

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