Open Space - Ordnance Survey on the web

Ordnance Survey – Britain’s National Mapping Agency – has launched OpenSpace, a mapping API pushing OS’s unique cartography in to the hands of geohackers everywhere. Based on OpenLayers and the Ordnance Survey’s hundreds of years experience in top-rate data collection and maps, OpenSpace is perhaps the best API for use in the UK.

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Steve Coast


Steve Coast is founder of OpenStreetMap and Cloud Made and has worked for many years on diverse heavy-lifting computing applications around open systems. Steve interned at Wolfram Research before studying computer science and then physics at UCL. He left early to pursue research and development work at universities and leading web companies prior to founding ZXV – a geo web consultancy in 2006.

Ian Holt

Ordnance Survey

Senior Technical Product Manager

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