25th June 2015

Book a slot for the OS OpenData developer masterclass


Originally posted by Luke on the Ordnance Survey blog.

Earlier in the year, we shared news with you about the latest suite of OS OpenData products that are available through our download portal. The four new products in the portfolio are OS Open Map – Local, OS Open Names, OS Open Rivers and OS Open Roads. On Thursday 2 July, we’re running a free bite-sized masterclass where we’ll be taking a closer look at these products. We’ll be taking classmates on a journey, teaching them how to access, load, style and use the data in open source software – it’s sure to be a great session!


During the two-hour guided workshop, we’ll explore OS OpenMap – Local, which is the most detailed street-level open data mapping product available. We’ll teach classmates how to combine this vector-based backdrop mapping data with OS Open River data and will combine this with other freely available resources, such as Environment Agency data. The class will focus on a scenario that’s linked to a widespread environmental issue faced in Britain today – flooding – and we’ll teach developers how to use the data in open source software, showing them how to perform analysis that will unearth valuable insights around the problem scenario that we’ve set.

The class, which will take place at the Geovation Hub on Sekforde Street in Clerkenwell, the new home for developers interested with innovating with geospatial data. The session will run from 3-5pm and will be followed by the official launch of the Geovation Hub by Ordnance Survey’s CEO, Nigel Clifford.

Sound interesting? Book your place now to avoid disappointment as places are limited and selling fast! But if you miss out, fear not – we’ll be running similar sessions in the future, so keep a beady eye on the events section of the Geovation Hub website.