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The Government Trading Funds Act (1973) (amended 1990), see: Ordnance Survey Framework Document July 2004
Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry into Ordnance Survey, Fifth report of Session 2007-2008 HC 268, 2 February 2008, Supplementary memorandum by Ordnance Survey [Ev 73 – 83], and Annex 1.
NIMSA funded those tasks which would not otherwise have been provided if the decision to undertake these activities was made on a purely commercial basis.
Political & Other
the 1979 Ordnance Survey Committee (Serpell)
Consultation exercise on the ‘National Interest in Mapping’ conducted by Ordnance Survey and the Department of the Environment in 1996.
“ Quinquennial Review of Ordnance Survey Stage 1 Report” CMG Admiral, December 2001
Transport Local Government and the Regions Committee, Ordnance Survey, 10th Report of Session 2001-2002, HC481.
Communities and Local Government Committee, Ordnance Survey, Fifth Report of Session 2007 – 2008, HC 268.
Substantive value INPUTS OUTPUTS IMPACTS OUTCOMES Source PA Consulting
Delivery of important central Government Services – Planning, Agriculture, Education, Health, Environment
Planning and management of local government services
Inescapable need for base technical infrastructure (geodetic framework)
National Standards of consistency of content, currency, style and manner of data
Public interest in mapping information of areas that would not otherwise be mapped
* Note 1 – 2006/07 costs includes an exceptional charge of £11,304,000 following impairment review of integrated data capture, storage and maintenance system Note 2 – NIAO notes that OS turnover of £117 million derives principally from the exploitation of data held in its National Geographic Database, the creation of which has been funded by the past investment of public funds. OS has not capitalised this cost. 9,098 5,391 2,092 20,123 12,505 Surplus 800 2,620 4,610 3,713 4,832 Dividend 9,241 7,867 6,223 22,548 16,279 Surplus on ordinary activities 60 96 367 67 15 Disposal of Fixed Assets 9,301 7,771 6,590 22,615 16,264 Total Operating surplus 134 19 34 8 125 PointX 105,640 110,604 109,659 * 96,133 100,809 Costs 115,075 118,356 1,162,154 118,740 117,198 Income 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 Ordnance Survey Operating Account Summary last 5 years £ 000’s
Maintaining the National Grid and coordinate reference system for Great Britain, including its definition and relationship with international and other coordinate systems.
Surveying and collecting data to maintain the National Spatial Database of Great Britain, to defined standards of currency, reliability, consistency and completeness agreed with users and in the national interest.
Maintaining the official record of administrative, electoral and other boundaries of Great Britain.
Distributing the National Map
Policy, advice and representation
Promoting innovation for economic and social benefit
Stewardship of Crown copyright and protecting the Ordnance Survey name
Ensuring future relevance, authority and viability