OS OpenData Evening

Come and join us for beers and pizzas at our Open Data Evening with Ordnance Survey!

OS's Developer Programme Manager Ian Holt will be giving a presentation on the new Software Development Kit for iOS and Opendata.


With the new Ordnance Survey SDK for iOS, developers can quickly and easily feature detailed Ordnance Survey maps in their commercial applications on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The free SDK automatically enables access to the range of high quality datasets available within the OS OpenSpace Pro API. Developers using the SDK will be able to create exciting apps with the highest quality mapping data for Great Britain.

The SDK will be available as open source and can access OS OnDemand and OS OpenSpace, which means that developers can access our web services for free and read the code or use it in their commercial applications.

Ian will be showing you what products you can get through the SDK and API using examples. There will be a Q&A Panel session which will be a chance for you to ask the team any questions.

Ian will also be looking at what sort of quality data users can get easily access through mobile devices and how it differentiates us from others. There will also be Ordnance Survey technical product managers on hand to answer questions.


About Ordnance Survey:

In 1791, under threat of a French invasion, the Government realised the South Coast of England needed to be accurately mapped. This led to the mapping of the whole country in detail, and the founding of Ordnance Survey.

Today Ordnance Survey is a dynamic, self-financing £120-million-a-year civilian organisation. We’re at the forefront of the digital economy, producing digital mapping products and paper maps for business, leisure, administrative and educational use. We are still part of the UK Government, but we cover our costs by selling our products and licensing others to use our data.


6.30pm Drinks and Networking

7.00pm Presentation

8.30pm Beers and Pizzas


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