Ordnance Survey

NOUN
  1. the official cartography agency of the British government
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How To Use Ordnance Survey In A Sentence

  • Nineteenth century map-makers had a feeling there was something more to the area when they spotted the remains of Iron Age earthworks during an Ordnance Survey expedition.
  • Uplands Bookshop27 Uplands Crescent, Swansea, SA2 ONX, 01792470195Books relating to the city of Swansea and the nearby Gower peninsula are a speciality of this shop, which also has a good general selection of new titles, Welsh-language books for children and adults, travel booksand Ordnance Survey maps. Independent bookshops in Wales
  • Now a modern Ordnance Survey map shows only one way out of Saltey except by water. Cargo of Eagles
  • By following the contour lines on an Ordnance Survey map it is clear that the vast majority of the land area is above the flood plain.
  • This week the Ordnance Survey in the UK wrote to local government organisations stating that they could not use any local authority data that is in any way geographically related without licensing the data from the OS. Archive 2008-11-01
  • An Ordnance Survey grid reference gives the position of a place to within 100 metres.
  • Stuart now studies old Ordnance Survey maps, which mark the location of milestones with the letters MS, or MP for milepost.
  • The Cartesian projection, narrowing towards the poles, is practical for detailing and is used in most coastal ordnance surveys.
  • For example, with Ordnance Survey mapping when fully zoomed in the WMS will display MasterMap, and then when zooming out say from a building to a neighbourhood it will display OS StreetView. GISuser - GIS and Geospatial Technology News
  • An Ordnance Survey grid reference gives the position of a place to within 100 metres.
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