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Deal signed for OS VectorMap in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government is one of the first organisations to sign up for Ordnance Survey’s new digital mapping product, OS VectorMap Local.

The data will be used by the Welsh Assembly Government to create geographic “mash-ups” to support a range of activities; from new planning guidance for mineral resources and aggregates safeguarding to rural payments and flood and river modelling. The agreement covers mapping data for the whole of Wales, as well as a buffer into England.

OS VectorMap Local, launched in October 2009, is the first new vector mapping product from Ordnance Survey for over three years. It provides an alternative to traditional raster mapping products, allowing users to completely customise the content, style and colour of the mapping to meet their needs.

Bill Oates, Head of Cartographics at the Welsh Assembly Government, is excited about the potential of this new dataset, commenting that: “A well-structured, nationally consistent vector dataset at this intermediate scale has a key role to play in supporting many of the organisation’s business needs.”

Pam Whitham, Welsh Assembly Account Manager at Ordnance Survey, comments: “This is good news for all concerned and we are pleased that the benefits of this dataset are being realised across the Assembly.”

For more information on OS VectorMap Local, visit: http://www.ordnancesurveyvectormap.com/

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