Ordnance Survey

Trade body Britain on Foot campaign to merge with Ordnance Survey platform

A campaign by an outdoor industry trade body to persuade the British public to take up activities in the countryside will be merged into an online platform run by the official map agency.

10 November 2016

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

18 April 2016

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

22 December 2015

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

08 March 2015

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

12 February 2015

GPS pressure leads Ordnance Survey to ponder map co-ordinates change

Britain’s national mapping agency is considering abandoning a system of co-ordinates on its maps first devised more than 180 years ago.

17 September 2014

Ordnance Survey free smartphone app will help walkers in a fix

Britain’s national mapping agency has launched a free smartphone app to provide navigationally challenged walkers with their location.

24 March 2014

GO Outdoors challenges public to Walk Around the World in 80 Days

Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer is teaming up with industry bosses and mountain rescuers in challenging to the public to walk round the world.

01 July 2013

Corbett survey by hill sleuths leads to separation of Highland twins

A survey by a pair of hill sleuths led to the separation of Highland twins. Two peaks above Glen Shiel that had previously been classified as a twi...

08 November 2012

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

The most popular list of mountains in Scotland are the munros and munro-bagging, that is climbing all the mountains within the list, has become a goal for many hillwalkers.

30 June 2016

Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis gains a metre in height

The United Kingdom’s highest mountain just grew by a few inches. But a sudden tectonic upsurge hasn’t hit the Highlands of Scotland; rather, Be...

18 March 2016

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

22 May 2015

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

25 February 2015

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

22 January 2015

Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain

Britain’s national mapping agency said claims in a newspaper report that it was to end routine production of paper maps across the whole of Great Britain are untrue.

31 March 2014

Eastern turn for compasses for first time in 200 years as North shifts

Walkers in the far South-West of England are experiencing a phenomenon not seen for more than 200 years.

21 January 2014

Outdoor fans can now feature on their own OS map cover

Outdoor fans ordering a custom map from Britain’s official mapping agency can now feature on its cover.

20 November 2012

Green award for mapping agency's new headquarters

The head office of Britain’s national mapping agency has been recognised as one of the most sustainable in the country.

31 May 2012

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