Millionth milestone for Ordnance Survey
The Ordnance Survey Options network has supplied its one millionth order for digital map data. The milestone was reached through an order fulfilled by the mapping outlet Latitude, based in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Launched in September 2002, Ordnance Survey Options is a nationwide network of 140 specialist retailers providing Ordnance Survey’s digital and paper products to small- and medium-sized businesses and consumers.
The retailers supply extracts of the most up-to-date large-scale (1:1250) mapping and a desktop service allowing customers direct Internet access to data. In addition, many also stock a full range of mapping such as the famous OS Landranger Maps and OS Explorer Maps.
In this case, the wind power company Renewable Energy Systems UK Limited will use the millionth licensed piece of data for assessing potential site locations for wind farms.
Ordnance Survey’s E-Channels Sales Manager, Brian Dixon, says: “Ordnance Survey Options outlets provide a comprehensive mapping service to businesses and consumers across Great Britain. These regional specialists supply a variety of geographic information (GI) for a whole range of activities. This milestone data order proves the demand for the service and illustrates the success of providing a network of retailers conveniently located to serve their communities.”
GI from Ordnance Survey is used in many aspects of everyday life – from helping to pinpoint houses in danger of flooding to the analysis of crime patterns. Ordnance Survey Options provides professionals in all areas of the land and property market with the most up-to-date mapping directly from the Ordnance Survey database. Architects, surveyors and civil engineers, for example, all need reliable, accurate data for development projects, site assessments, concept design, pre- and post-construction surveys, planning applications and historical and recent land management assessments. Others use the data for managing and maintaining their portfolio of properties and land. Ordnance Survey Options outlets enable customers to select the area and type of mapping needed with the aid of expert help and advice.
Significantly, digital map data from Ordnance Survey has been independently assessed to underpin economic activity in Britain worth £100 billion each year, around 8% of GDP.
For more information on Ordnance Survey Options visit www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/options
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