The power of geospatial data in the digital economy


The National Geographic Database, maintained by OS, now contains half a billion geographic features with centimetre level accuracy and is updated over 20,000 times a day to keep up with changes. As these use cases have also showed, location data comes into its own when used as a backbone for pulling disparate data sets together to learn about the relationships between variables of an environment.But location intelligence is a major driver of sustainability efforts too. Geovation, a recent OS initiative in association with HM Land Registry, provides start-ups with grant funding, access to data, geospatial expertise and land and property information.The content OS generates is leveraged by not only the government and the public and business sectors of the United Kingdom, but also other countries around the world. OS is increasingly providing geospatial data for large-scale energy and sustainability projects such as the National Underground Asset Register.