1Spatial Strengthens Strategic Partnership with Ordnance Survey


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Cambridge, UK, 9th June 2021, (www.1spatial.com) 1Spatial, the global geospatial software and solutions company, and Ordnance Survey, Britain’s national mapping service, are excited to further strengthen their strategic partnership. Both organisations will combine their people, process and technology with a focus on identifying and delivering innovative solutions that solve some of the emerging challenges within the utilities industry.

The utilities industry must achieve a significant transformation to deliver key initiatives such as the target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. These challenges are driving regulation and business plans for the coming years. Delivering quickly and effectively on these initiatives requires much greater collaboration, both cross-sector and between expert teams. 1Spatial and Ordnance Survey are working closely with the utilities sector to further understand these industry challenges and their implications on existing business practices, in order to deliver innovative solutions into the sector, designed specifically to help utilities reach their goals

The strengthened collaboration further enhances the relationship between the two organisations and builds on the recently announced project with the Energy Network Association (ENA) to develop an in-depth digital system map of the UK's energy system.

1Spatial’s CEO Claire Milverton commented; “The answers to large societal challenges do not sit with a single technology or provider. To deliver on these initiatives quickly and efficiently, experts and innovators need to collaborate. We need to collaborate to develop targeted solutions that utilise historic, present and emerging datasets. We believe the combination of 1Spatial’s Platform for location master data management and Ordnance Survey’s authoritative data platform creates a powerful partnership to explore these challenges.”

1Spatial and Ordnance Survey have currently identified three key areas of high importance for utilities: digitalisation, data, and infrastructure. The benefits of digitalisation are driven by the need to deliver a great customer experience, improve operational efficiencies and to meet employee expectations. Data is key to enabling digitalisation; data access, data quality, and data sharing are some key considerations around the data management process. Ultimately, the infrastructure and its capacity to meet the demands of these initiatives is critical to the success of the utilities sector.

Munir Ismet, OS Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions, said: “We believe that the best of breed approach to location data, services and solutions will help customers maximise the value they can get from location data to control their businesses today and deliver positive change for the future. This collaboration is crucial to understand where innovation in geospatial technology can further support utility organisations, so we can build an innovative platform and ecosystem that enables the successful management of authoritative data and services for utilities to embrace sustainability and other industry challenges.”

If you would like to find out more about the partnership plans and be involved in providing feedback, please contact utilities@1spatial.com.


Notes to Editors

About 1Spatial

1Spatial is a global leader in providing software, solutions and business applications for managing location and geospatial data.

Our global clients include national mapping and land management agencies, utility companies, transportation organisations, government and defence departments.

Today – as location data from smartphones, the Internet of Things and great lakes of commercial Big Data increasingly drive commercial decision-making – our technology drives efficiency and provides organisations with confidence in the data they use.

We unlock the value of location data by bringing together our people, innovative solutions, industry knowledge and our extensive customer base. We are striving to make the world more sustainable, safer and smarter for the future. We believe the answers to achieving these goals are held in data.

Our 1Spatial Platform, incorporating Location Master Data Management (LMDM) software components like our 1Integrate rules engine, delivers powerful data solutions and focused business applications on-premise, on-mobile and in the cloud. This ensures data is current, complete, and consistent through the use of automation.

Our headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, with operations in the UK, Ireland, USA, France, Belgium, Tunisia and Australia.

We are committed to working with our customers to unlock the value of their data and create a smarter world.

For more information visit www.1spatial.com

About Ordnance Survey

For more than 225 years, Ordnance Survey has provided national mapping services for Great Britain. Our vision is to be recognised as world leaders in geospatial services, creating location insight for positive impact.

We deliver huge value for the UK through the Public Sector Geospatial Agreement (PGSA) and we share our location insights with governments around the world to help them make better informed decisions. Our pioneering geospatial services are continually evolving to add value for our partners. These include 3D data modelling, creating strategies for overseas national mapping agencies and using location data to accelerate economic growth. We also help businesses stay one step ahead through data insights from our products including OS MasterMaps, OS Maps API and AddressBase.

For further media information please contact:

Karis Brummitt, UK Marketing Manager, karis.brummitt@1spatial.com - +44(0) 1223 420414

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