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Technology trends effecting Ordnance Survey and its Government customers.

Technology trends effecting Ordnance Survey and its Government customers.

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  • 1. The 21st Century Ordnance Survey Ed Parsons Chief Technology Officer
  • 2. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  • 3. Who is Ordnance Survey ?
  • 4. Great Britain's national mapping agency
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  • 6. Information, not just a map osgb10000005575721
  • 7. 99.6% Agency Performance Monitor 99.6 % of significant real-world features are represented in the database within six months of completion
  • 8. Populating the database Aerial Survey 1 billion features GPS Field Capture “As built” CAD drawings
  • 9. Exploiting the database Printed maps Digital Data Web Services Partners
  • 10. Delivered by partners
  • 11. Ordnance Survey key facts.. • Ordnance Survey is solely funded through the licensing of information products and services • 2004-5 Profit of £ 9.2m on a turnover of £114.7m • Nearly 60% of revenue is now from the private sector • Paid first dividend £0.8m to UK Government since becoming a trading fund
  • 12. • Uses cutting-edge surveying techniques to update and enhance database • Developing one of the worlds largest spatial databases • Continually introducing new ways to deliver GI to meet market demand • Active participant in global GI community initiatives • Worldwide reputation for championing innovation and technology
  • 13. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  • 14. Maintaining the National Geospatial database 21
  • 15. GPS Antenna Centimetre accuracy Antenna Tablet PC RTK GPS Customised Field editing software GPS Receiver and Wireless Data modem
  • 16. OSNET - RTK network Church Lawford Met Office Station
  • 17. Pilot’s HUD Links to GPS & Inertial Measurement Unit Flight Data Storage 3 x 300 GB RAID Disk packs DMC Sensor Equivalent 106 Megapixel 4 CCD Camera
  • 18. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  • 19. When GI met Web 2.0..
  • 20. Mash-ups..
  • 21. Web 2.0.. • Software as service • The wisdom of crowds • Data is the Intel inside • Perpetual beta • Lightweight programming • Cross device applications • Engaging user interface Tim O’Reilly
  • 22. Google Earth - Web 2.0 ? ✔ Software as service ✔ The wisdom of crowds ✔ Data is the Intel inside ✗ Perpetual beta Lightweight programming ✔ ✗ Cross device applications Engaging user interface ✔
  • 23. A - Sydney B - San Francisco Where is this ? C - Paris D - Manchester
  • 24. Sense of place Sydney San Francisco Manchester Paris
  • 25. Community generated data
  • 26. Lessons from Web 2.0 • Simple services • Data included • Exploit the “people inside” the application • Beyond traditional geospatial data • Innovation from the edge • THE CUSTOMER IS NOW IN CONTROL !!
  • 27. What can we do... Hide or adopt ?
  • 28. What can we do...
  • 29. This is not your grandfathers industry anymore !
  • 30. Thank you..