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Ordnance Survey

n
(Physical Geography) the official map-making body of the British or Irish government
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Noun1.Ordnance Survey - the official cartography agency of the British government
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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The Ordinance Survey is to launch what to help with map-making?
We were some of the only customers without a dog and an Ordinance Survey map.
Additional costs may also arise if the Land Registry requires an Ordinance Survey of the land or if disputes arise over the ownership (for instance if the boundary of neighbouring land has been incorrectly registered).
The rider's location data is then augmented with external sources, such as localised weather conditions and Ordinance Survey data determining the current gradient or terrain, which enables the Dimension Data analytics team to establish algorithms that grasp even more information about a rider's performance.
"Now you'd say how in the name of God would you check the fairies out factually but what I'd do is check the ordinance survey map.
Given that there is much discussion about the expansion of the city, the inclusion of a series of maps, perhaps from John Speed's 1610 map, through John Rocque's maps of the 1750s to Patrick Abercrombie's (unrealized) Town Plan (published 1922), to more recent Ordinance Survey maps, would have been beneficial.
In this regard, SLRB Head lauded the fruitful results of the new 3D enabled spatial data model of the nation, which is a joint project implemented between SLRB and Ordinance Survey.
So rather than fight crime or save the world from ending, they use it to indulge in petty rivalries, get-rich-quick schemes and sorting out their own personal problems until the multiple time lines have crisscrossed so many time they resemble an ordinance survey map of central London, causing the heads of everyone watching at home to explode.
All venue spotlights have been updated, not with postcodes but with Ordinance Survey grid references, including Latitude and Longitude values, which, it says, most sat-navs accept.
Still others reference the British government's decision in 1791 to construct better shoreline defenses, when it directed the Board of Ordinance to undertake its "Ordinance Survey" that led to mapping the whole country in detail.
female dress composed of ordinance survey maps of the Scottish Highlands