Ordnance Survey


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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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David Henderson, the managing director of Ordnance Survey Great Britain, added: "The creation of an underground map of utility assets has long been an ambition of Ordnance Survey, and over the last year we have been working closely with Northumbrian Water, and a consortia of utility companies and local authorities in the North East of England, to explore how accurate geospatial data can improve underground infrastructure maintenance and inform new build development projects.
But the Ordnance Survey says the boundary is accurately shown, saying "Mr Phillips has taken measurements using the wrong scale mapping and technology which isn't as advanced as what OS Surveyors use".
However, Neil Ackroyd, acting chief executive of Ordnance Survey, said that it would not be possible to identify individual people from the images.
Ordnance Survey also undertook a Geospatial Maturity Assessment to establish the maturity of NSA against key geospatial and operational criteria.
Professor Joe Smith, the Society's director said: 'Collaboration with the Ordnance Survey and our other partners provides a strong foundation for promoting the use of geography and geographic information across the public and private sectors.
A woman and a girl are captured on film in Milnrow Road, Rochdale, as Ordnance Survey men map out the town some time in the 1940s or 50s ALL PICTURES: ORDNANCE SURVEY
Nick Giles, managing director of Ordnance Survey Leisure, said: "It may be a relatively small island we live on, but it's crammed with variation and beauty.
Major General Colby, who directed the Ordnance Surveys of the early 19th century, by William Brockedon, chalk, 1837 Picture: NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Ordnance Survey's (OS) awardwinning service contains over 750,000 publicly shared routes, including thousands set out by walking, cycling and mountaineering publications and organisations.
This is a great opportunity to put your school on an Ordnance Survey map in the way you'd wish it to be seen."
As per the contract, the international division at the British Ordnance Survey will assist the NSA in developing a new geospatial manual on the internet.

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