Posts Tagged ‘Ordnance Survey’

Ordnance Survey GB to provide OS MasterMap data for free.

June 19, 2018 1 comment

The UK government announced last week that key parts of the OS MasterMap dataset (OSMM) are to be made available free of charge (see full announcement from OS). The following two datasets are due to be released under the Open Government licence (OGL) agreement:

  • OS MasterMap Topography Layer property extents
  • OSMM Topography Layer TOIDs (TOpographic IDentifiers), built into the features in the OS OpenMap-Local dataset.

In addition, a number of datasets will be made available (through an API) for free, up to a threshold, including:

  • OS MasterMap Topography Layer, including building heights and functional sites
  • OS MasterMap Greenspace Layer
  • OS MasterMap Highways Network
  • OS MasterMap Water Network Layer
  • OS Detailed Path Network

The announcement didn’t included any information on what the threshold for free access was, but no doubt details will start to filter out shortly as organisations start making use of these new data assets.

Release of OS Open Map

March 30, 2015 1 comment

In February this year, to coincide with International Open Data Day, Ordnance Survey (GB) announced the launch of a new suite of digital map products. Included in the product suite is OS Open Map – Local,  one of the most detailed vector map products (nominal viewing scale of 1:10,000) to be released under the OS OpenData initiative.

Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] (2015)

Contains OS data © Crown copyright [and database right] (2015)

OS Open Map – Local and the related products, including OS Open Rivers, OS Open Roads and OS Open Names, have just been made available on the OS web site and are now available to download in GML 3.2 and shapefile formats. The data are made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Ordnance Survey OpenData Masterclass

December 16, 2013 1 comment

In 2010 Ordnance Survey GB made available a number of medium- and small-scale vector and raster datasets (OS OpenData) for free that, subject to acknowledgement of copyright and the conditions set out in the OS OpenData licence, could be used commercially, adapted and copied as required. To assist end users in making the most of this resource, Ordnance Survey has been offering a number of masterclass workshops for a cross section of spatial data users including developers, government organisations and community groups. The material from the masterclass workshops are now available online as a series of self-paced workbooks covering:

  • Getting started with OS OpenData
  • Getting started with OS OpenSpace (web mapping service)
  • Styling OS OpenData vector products
OpenData masterclass

OS OpenData Masterclass

Ordnance Survey has also provided a showcase of applications to highlight some of the potential uses of the data.