The Future OS

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The Future OS

  1. 1. The 21st Century Ordnance Survey Ed Parsons Chief Technology Officer
  2. 2. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  3. 3. Who is Ordnance Survey ?
  4. 4. Great Britain's national mapping agency
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  6. 6. Information, not just a map osgb10000005575721
  7. 7. 99.6% Agency Performance Monitor 99.6 % of significant real-world features are represented in the database within six months of completion
  8. 8. Populating the database Aerial Survey 1 billion features GPS Field Capture “As built” CAD drawings
  9. 9. Exploiting the database Printed maps Digital Data Web Services Partners
  10. 10. Delivered by partners
  11. 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. 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. 13. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  14. 14. Maintaining the National Geospatial database 21
  15. 15. GPS Antenna Centimetre accuracy Antenna Tablet PC RTK GPS Customised Field editing software GPS Receiver and Wireless Data modem
  16. 16. OSNET - RTK network Church Lawford Met Office Station
  17. 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. 18. Where is this ? A - Sydney B - San Francisco C - Paris D - Manchester
  19. 19. When GI met Web 2.0..
  20. 20. Mash-ups..
  21. 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. 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. 23. A - Sydney B - San Francisco Where is this ? C - Paris D - Manchester
  24. 24. Sense of place Sydney San Francisco Manchester Paris
  25. 25. Community generated data
  26. 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. 27. What can we do... Hide or adopt ?
  28. 28. What can we do...
  29. 29. This is not your grandfathers industry anymore !
  30. 30. Thank you..

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