Ordnance Survey’s latest product suite, the National Geographic Database (NGD), is now available in Pilot Digimap

Ordnance Survey’s National Geographic Database (OS NGD) is a generational change in how they provide their core large-scale geospatial data. It will be available in Digimap from 1 August 2024.

Ahead of its general release, users can now access sample NGD data (download only) from Digimap’s Ordnance Survey Collection.

These data are free and available until 31 July 2024, and are intended to showcase the variety, richness and uniqueness of the new data relative to existing OS data such as MasterMap.

The OS NGD is a new offering from Ordnance Survey, providing academia, industry, and public services with the most detailed, up-to-date geographical data available. Its comprehensive coverage and enhanced schema and attribution mark a significant advancement in access to and usability of geospatial data for a wide range of applications across thematic domains in Great Britain.

The data are hierarchically organised: from themes (the highest level) through collections to feature types and actual features (the most granular).

OS NGD has nine themes: Address, Administrative and Statistical Units, Buildings, Geographical Names, Land, Land Use, Structures, Transport, and Water. All themes except for Address will be available on Digimap.

The OS NGD is a once-in-a-generation change in how OS delivers their data. It provides a contemporary approach to managing and delivering core geospatial data with unprecedented update frequency and richness of attribution. Please note that NGD attribution enhancements will not be retroactively incorporated into older OS products, specifically OS Master Map.

Full details about NGD can be found on the OS NGD Documentation Platform

For more information on OS NGD in Digimap and to register your interest, please visit our website here

Infographics courtesy of Ordnance Survey product documentation Banner image: by Pete Linforth from Pixabay