Ordnance Survey, National Mapping Agency, United Kingdom

Data Center Description
Ordnance Survey is the internationally recognized market leader
in its field. We offer a wider range of products than any
comparable organization, from traditional walking maps and road
maps to the large-scale maps and digital products that now make
up the largest part of our business.

Map making begins with the 450 surveyors and Data Collection
staff based at Ordnance Survey's nationwide network of field
offices. Our surveyors use state-of-the-art global positioning
equipment and hand-held pen computers to capture the latest
changes in Britain's landscape.

This information is supplemented by aerial photography, and by
data from contractors and local authorities. Soon, we plan to
use additional material from high-resolution satellite imagery.

Data from the field offices is downloaded every evening to
Ordnance Survey's Southampton headquarters, where the surveyor's
work is developed into maps and digital products.

Website: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/

[Summary provided by Ordnance Survey.]