May 25, 2011

New version of Ordnance Survey's web mapping service

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Ordnance Survey (OS) – the national mapping agency of Great Britain– has released an enhanced and updated version of “OS OnDemand”, its web mapping service designed for professional users. Features in this release for the web map service (WMS) include:

Additional Ordnance Survey products added to the service, served as raster images and including Strategi, Meridian 2, OS VectorMap Local, Land-Form PROFILE and OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Network Layer.
A more attractive annual charge model, increased from three to five bands.
Compliance with the INSPIRE Directive, which seeks to establish a framework for easier sharing of geographic information among European public bodies and improved accessibility to the public.
Overall service performance enhancements, driven by an upgraded version of Geoserver and hosted by business partner Infotech Enterprises.

More information is available at ordenance-survey