20th August 2012

Location, Location, Location – Mapping your Route to Success

Luke Hampson

On 28 August, Ordnance Survey is hosting an event at London’s hottest new business start-up venue – the Google Campus. The Campus is located on the fringe of the Shoreditch area in the capital, an area that has been dubbed “Tech City” by many.

Tech City (a technology hub located in East London) has attracted investment by many companies in recent times and plans to grow the hub even further were announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron, in a speech he delivered in 2010.


Link to event details


Our event in Tech City – “Location, Location, Location – Mapping your route to success” is aimed at the budding Digital Entrepreneur/start-up community who work in the exciting area of location-based app development; whether they are mobile, desktop, server, or platform based applications.

An exciting range of speakers will be talking about how they have used location-based information to develop successful products and applications. The speeches are sure to inspire and generate further interest in the many ways in which location data can be used in app development.

Through Ordnance Survey’s Innovation programme, a range of datasets can be ordered at no cost and this is a message that we’ll be spreading amongst the developer community in Tech City. Entrepreneurs and developers alike can see exactly what’s available from the OS OpenData pages on our website. Many may already be aware that Ordnance Survey has produced high quality and accurately maintained Geographic Information for over 200 years. Few may know that the accuracy and currency of the data we produce is what makes us stand out from the rest – we currently make over 5,000 daily updates to a database that contains almost half a billion features.

We also offer free access to our mapping through the web mapping API, OS OpenSpace. It’s an easy way to embed Ordnance Survey mapping in to a website or online application, with the ability to plot routes, pan and zoom through mapping scales and search via place names or postcodes.

So, the event in Shoreditch should help people to take the first step in using the most detailed, accurate and up-to-date location data that’s available for Great Britain.

With just a few remaining spaces left for our event on the 28 August, if you’re interested in attending (it’s a 6pm start) – please register here. If you can’t make it, rest assured that we’ll be running similar sessions in the future and we will also be covering this event by posting a blog in due course, so look out for that!