Landmark Information Group and Ordnance Survey discuss the use of geospatial data and mapping in the Covid-19 emergency response
BAPCO: The Online Event 2-4 March 2021 Virtual Conference
Landmark Information Group, a UK leader in the field of geospatial data and services, in conjunction with Ordnance Survey (OS), will be presenting at the forthcoming BAPCO virtual conference to show how the Mapping for Emergencies Programme has supported resilience response teams during the pandemic, by adding over 3.5 million Points of Interest features to the national database.
At the start of the pandemic, Landmark and Ordnance Survey added the Points of Interest (POI) dataset, taken from their PointX joint venture, to the OS Mapping for Emergencies provision. This enables Police, Fire, Ambulance and other GB public sector organisations to access and utilise extensive new data as part of the emergency response.
During the talk on Thursday 4th March at the BAPCO Virtual Event, senior public sector manager for Landmark Information Group, Rick Crowhurst, will explain how the POI data has been used to support the emergency teams.
“The Points of Interest data has provided resilience teams with a huge wealth of additional data that has supported them in making better response decisions,” confirms Rick Crowhurst. “For example, the Defence Geographic Centre at the Ministry of Defence linked POI with other core data into the National Centre for Geographic Information to help accurately select the most suitable locations for the Covid-19 Test Centres. Other cases included accurately positioning vulnerable groups, such as care homes, and matching distribution centres with OS highways data to ensure the smooth flow of logistics during Lockdown one.
“At the peak, more than 1,000 data requests were being made every month on the database, supporting more than 800 users. It’s clear to us that Points of Interest combined with core OS data and mapping really answered key questions on health provision, supply chain and access for vulnerable communities and has been instrumental in supporting resilience teams in handling the requirements of all emergency responders.”
The PointX database has been sourced from over 150 independent suppliers and collated in a single dataset (POI). It has been classified and grouped to make searching and interrogation easy, and includes data relating to commercial services, education and health, public infrastructure, retail, transport, sport and entertainment, as well as 52 sub-level categories and more than 600 specific classification of features.
Rick Crowhurst will be talking alongside Dominic Cuthbert, National Security and Resilience Sector Manager of Ordnance Survey at 4:05pm on Thursday 4th March 2021. To find out more about the BAPCO Virtual Conference, which takes place on the 2-4 March, or to register for the Landmark and OS session, visit: https://online.bapco-show.co.uk.
For more information on Landmark Information Group and its PointX Points of Interest dataset, telephone 0844 844 9960, or visit www.landmark.co.uk.
About Landmark Information Group
Landmark Information Group’s mission is to use data and technology to transform the property transaction process, making it simpler and faster for everyone involved. Our innovative solutions help customers in the residential and commercial property sectors to streamline their operations and reduce risk. We combine complex environmental and property data into sophisticated risk models and solutions to enable customers to make smarter decisions, and build workflow solutions that allow customers to carry out tasks more efficiently and effectively.
Landmark has long-standing partnerships with customers in the mortgage lending, surveying and conveyancing markets, as well as in land acquisition, property development, estate agency and insurance. The business takes an entrepreneurial approach that fosters constant innovation, growth and talent development across the organisation. Landmark Information Group is an international business which is headquartered in the UK and is part of Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT).