• Cities Revealed
  • Getmapping
  • Lovell Johns
  • PointX
  • British Geological Survey (BGS)
  • Blom ASA
  • Intermap
  • Local Data Company
  • Cassini
  • GroundSure
  • Microsoft Registered Partner
  • Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
  • Philips
  • Infoterra
  • Environment Agency
  • Oceanwise
  • Collins Bartholomew
  • Subtechnics
  • Ordnance Survey, Premier Partner
  • Blue Sky
  • Leica

OS MasterMap announcement by Geospatial Commission

13/06/2018

The Government has announced that key parts of the OS MasterMap will be made openly available for the public and businesses to use.

At emapsite, we always welcome better access to information that can help our customers drive the economy forward. Today’s announcement by the Geospatial Commission signals a long-term commitment to helping everyone get more value from mapping and location data.

‘Better data, better access’ is also how emapsite works. It’s what we do.

Any mechanism that facilitates the sharing and use of interoperable, high quality, up to date location content is a valuable one. Ease of access and confidence in data sources are also vital – and these criteria are central to emapsite’s products and services.

The Geospatial Commission’s announcement is reassuring – we understand there’s a detailed programme of work coming together at OS over the next 18 to 24 months.

This will mean more affordable access to some elements of OS MasterMap and its derived data, while at the same time ensuring the quality of OS content. For our customers in the land and property sector, in the insurance, housing, asset management, engineering, environmental, telco and public sector domains – this is excellent news.

Ordnance Survey has been on an open data journey since 2010, and emapsite is an OS Partner that’s committed to working collaboratively, with customers and data suppliers alike. This announcement is the next step of OS’s journey, and we very much look forward to hearing details of and contributing to the implementation phase.

We’ll be keeping our customers updated with news, and welcome feedback and views on how ‘better data, better access’ will be of value.