15th December 2011

Good news for OS OpenData users


With OS OpenData you can freely access a selection of the most detailed mapping datasets available for Great Britain and I thought you might be interested in some of the improvements to the OS OpenData website recently.


The Community section has a new OS Open forum, merging the two previous threads of OS OpenSpace and OS OpenData and giving the chance to post your questions and answers about Ordnance Survey products and services available.

If you’re just getting started with OS OpenData, a visit to the wiki could be ideal. There’s a getting started guide, exercises and case studies to give a good feel for how to use OS OpenData and give you a helping hand on your way.

You can also visit the Gallery to see some of the applications that have been developed and the websites that are using OS OpenData. There are examples from several developers, including Historic Churches of Great Britain. This website provides photographs and locations of churches visited and not yet visited by the owner. The website is powered by an Access database using OS OpenData Boundary-Line and Vector Map® District’s ‘Places of Worship’ category to accurately provide the church locations.

If you’re a developer and would like to showcase your project, you can apply on the Gallery page.

From Discover more you can find out more about all of the products available in OS OpenData and the OS OpenSpace and OS OpenData licensing have now been brought into one place under the Licensing link.

So why don’t you take a look and find out more about the benefits of using OS OpenData to develop your ideas and applications?