31st October 2013

Ordnance Survey Free OS OpenData masterclasses


Our OS OpenData masterclasses are filling up quickly, but we still have some spaces left. So, make sure you book your space at an event near you today.

Our masterclasses will follow the format of previous workshops; combining theory and practical sessions.

The updated workshop material will follow the journey of downloading the data, importing it into open source software and mashing with other open datasets to provide analysis. The session is ideal for those new to working with location data or anyone wishing to brush-up on their skills.

We shall also be working with OS OpenSpace, Ordnance Survey’s free web‑mapping service that allows users to display up-to-date Ordnance Survey mapping in a web page or an online environment. Our workshop for this session will show how to create file formats that can be easily imported into web mapping to pinpoint a list of locations – allowing you to create interactive maps similar to our special Halloween Masterclass/Ghost walk location finder.


OS OpenData/Ghost walk finder


For the more advanced user, there is an introduction of our cartographic design principles and a run through on how to style map data features using open source software and add the finishing touches to your map with legends and scales bars.

There are up to 40 places at each masterclass, running from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm each day.

Locations and dates of the sessions:

Thursday 7 November – Southampton, Ordnance Survey head office

Monday 11 November – London, Royal Geographic Society

Wednesday 13November – Cardiff University

Thursday 14 November – Exeter Racecourse (conference facilities)

Monday 18November – Edinburgh University

Friday 22November – York University

Thursday 28 November – University of Nottingham

Use our OS OpenData masterclass and ghost walk finder – click here to see where the nearest one is to you and book your place today, or click on the relevant link above to reserve your space and obtain a ticket.

We look forward to seeing you there!