22nd January 2014

Innovation Newsletter – winter edition launched


By now you should have received our winter edition of OS innovation newsletter, with of exciting news for the GeoVation and developer community – including our current GeoVation Challenge

Preview of Developer Challenge email

This edition find out more about:

Developer Challenge
Get your start-up off the ground by entering your business-to-business geo-location ideas for our Developer Challenge. You could win free access to our datasets, office space, help and support and more if your idea is the winner. As part of the prize, you will be able to freely access all of Ordnance Survey’s data, including our most detailed dataset OS MasterMap®, under a developer licence. We’ll also be on hand for 12 months to offer expert advice and support on using geographic information data and systems, licensing and more.

On top of this, we’ve teamed up with TechHub, a leading co-working community, to offer you a Flex membership at one of their offices. You’ll have 12 months’ free access to office space and mentorship to get your start-up and geo-location idea off the ground – not to mention the chance to work with like-minded people in the TechHub community. Find out more about the Developer Challenge and apply by 28 February 2014.

The GeoVation Challenge is now closed. We have had a fantastic response to the recent GeoVation Challenge a staggering 74 fantastic ideas were posted between
7 November 2013 and 15 January 2014, and a record 655 people registered on the GeoVation Community during that time! Thank you for all the great ideas you entered…

Your opinions matter
Have you used OS OpenData™? Would you like to help shape its future? Take our short survey and let us know about your experience. The survey can be completed online and should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

Please try and complete the survey by Friday 14 February 2014 and feel free to circulate this to anyone else you know that uses OS OpenData.

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