22nd April 2014

OS Innovation Newsletter – Spring edition


By now you should have received our spring edition of OS innovation newsletter, with of exciting news for the GeoVation and developer community – including Funding for winners of the GeoVation Challenge, OS Developer Challenge and Ordnance Survey’s partnership with IC Tomorrow.

OS OpenSpace update on the internet bug ‘Heartbleed’

In response to the announcement of the internet bug ‘Heartbleed’ in the OpenSSL cryptographic software used by many businesses, we have changed our SSL certificates in OS OpenSpace to protect our customers’ personal data.  We recommend that you change your password in the OS OpenSpace ‘My Account’ page. If you have been using the same password on other accounts, you may also wish to update those. Update your OS OpenSpace password here.

 Spring Newsletter

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Funding announced for GeoVation winners

GeoVation is excited to announce that following the GeoVation Camp, the judging panel met on Wednesday 26 March 2014 to confirm the winning ventures: ‘How can we encourage active lifestyles in Britain?‘ and decide how to award the funding. The £101,000 awarded by Ordnance Survey will be split. More…

Ordnance Survey announces the winners of its Developer Challenge

Ordnance Survey, in partnership with TechHub, announces the winners of its Developer Challenge. The judging took place on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at TechHub, London, where seven finalists pitched their ideas to a team of independent judges. The winners will be granted with a 12 month annual Flex membership at TechHub, one of the leading technology co-working communities in Great Britain, and Ordnance Survey will provide the facilities needed to help them develop their idea, including a fully-tailored mentorship programme. More…

Ordnance Survey – Working with IC tomorrow – Digital Innovation Contest

Ordnance Survey is delighted to be working in partnership with IC tomorrow. IC tomorrow, is offering five businesses up to £25,000 each to encourage digital innovation in data. Ordnance Survey’s Challenge investigates the feasibility of implementing a next-generation 3D building data layer for location-based services within a mobile platform. Ordnance Survey proposes to provide 3D location data for trial areas in Great Britain, with a view to exploring new ways of combining its own 3D mapping data with photography and other building data for location-based services within mobile applications. More…