Ordnance Survey Maps - A Masterclass
Ordnance Survey maps are an everyday part of our professional lives. Whether we are surveyors, architects or property lawyers, we rely heavily upon Ordnance Survey mapping. Even driving into work using satnav or walking around the streets of a city using our smart-phones, we are using Ordnance Survey data.
The aim of this masterclass is to give attendees a thorough knowledge of the information that can be found on Ordnance Survey maps and digital data, an appreciation of accuracy limitations and an understanding of the different mapping scales.
There will be hands-on exercises with Ordnance Survey maps as well as a couple of quizzes during the day - plus a Trimble GNSS satellite mapping receiver (the very latest in precise-mapping technology) will be available for all attendees to try their hand at an ‘OS-positioning’ exercise outside the venue (weather allowing).
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- The need for OS back in the late 1700s
- The formation and evolution of OS
- The relationship between the Royal Engineers and OS
- The early days
- The County Series maps
- The need for and the implementation of a National Grid
- Public boundaries
- The great arc of India survey
- The use of OS maps in boundary and right-of-way disputes
- What are the limitations of OS maps?
- The future. How will technology change the use of OS?
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