Transforming your business
What we do matters to us, of course it does, but what you want to achieve and how we can help you achieve that matters a whole lot more.
Our mission is to be the trusted source of reliable location and mapping data, the continual innovator, the provider of exceptional user experience and the enabler to help you transform your business using location data.
And that mission has been evolving for nearly 2 decades.
Our online mapping portal
To many of our customers, we are simply 'the mapshop' - somewhere you can quickly license and download the most detailed and up-to-date data for your area, site, point or portfolio of interest. We bring together data from over 30 providers including household names such as Ordnance Survey and the Environment Agency together with more specialised and bespoke data creators and our own array of value added and derived data products.
This wealth of data is coupled with tools that allow you to create and share your own plans, to obtain bespoke reports for underground assets and risk profiling and to easily share data with contractors and stakeholders using the unique ContractorLink.
These online products and services have continued to evolve in response to feedback from and engagement with you, the customer and that process is ongoing.
Web Mapping Services
Since 2006 - truly an age in internet digital economy time - our services have been underpinned by quality assured, on-demand 'web map services'.
We were the first to launch commercial OGC compliant Web Map Services (WMS) for OS MasterMap that year. While the OGC standards body has published many other standards (WMTS, WFS, WCS being of note), other de facto standards and methods have emerged that together have really opened up location content (or spatial data or geoinformation) for more than 'just' visualisation. Our web APIs embed these standards providing our customers with coherent programmable access to all our location data resources.
Taking your location analytics to a new level
In a nutshell, our web API's can give your business location analytics on-demand.
That may be as simple as requesting an image, but it's so much more than that - search, query, analyse, compare, model, mash-up, combine - whatever it is, gain insight, confirm (or not) your hunches, act faster, act smarter, about what you have and where you have it, be more effective, seek and find better value.