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Ordnance Survey helps drive economic growth through open data

By [email protected] - 23rd March 2015 - 13:52

To coincide with International Open Data Day, when countries across the globe will show their support for open data policies, Ordnance Survey (OS) announces plans to launch a world-leading digital map as open data and the creation of an engagement hub in London. This consolidates the UKâs reputation as the most advanced country in the world on open data, as recognised by World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee last month. It will generate opportunities for enterprise, drive innovation in the digital economy, increase demand for new apps and services and help data-driven businesses to grow. OS OpenMap, released at the end of March, has been designed to work with the latest mobile and web platforms and will allow developers to build new products incorporating some of the most sophisticated mapping data in the world.