Ordnance Survey Maps - All You Need to Know

Ordnance Survey Maps - All You Need to Know


20 Nov 2024

11:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
2 hours
Group bookings
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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 virtual classroom seminar 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.

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
  • Mereing
  • 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?

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.