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OS Map & Hack programme

Everything you need to know about what's happening at OS Map & Hack.

Wednesday 6 October

9am- 9:30am Opening Ceremony
11am- 11:30am

Tech webinar: using OS data for EV infrastructure planning

In this practical and technical workshop, we will utilise Ordnance Survey (OS) Open and Premium Data and Services to plan for future electric vehicle charging infrastructure. There is a significant requirement for many new public EV charging points for personal use but where should these new charging points be located, and what should the criteria be? We will look at a few methods and considerations utilising OS data to tackle this very real problem. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to see the true power of OS' analytical data to be able to identify suitable locations for public EV charging infrastructure.

2pm - 2:30pm Tech webinar: accessing data using OGC standards: a quick start guide

Datasets on the OS Data Hub are published using standards from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). In this practical workshop we are going to dive into “why” data is published using those standards, and “how” we can “get our hands” into those datasets and start building our own data products and services. This may include consuming web APIs or downloading data with certain encodings, which can be read by a wide range of applications. If you are curious about OGC standards - and we hope you will be, after this workshop! - we will give you some pointers to continue your journey.

Thursday 7 October

11am - 11:30am Tech webinar: Using OS roads data as a graph network

By leveraging powerful network analytics, OS data can be used to support local communities, environmental initiatives, innovative technologies, and many other beneficial causes. In this Python-based workshop, OS’s Rapid Prototyping Team will demonstrate some worked examples to show you how to use the NetworkX library to apply cutting edge algorithms to MasterMap® Highways. By the end of the workshop, you will have gained a practical understanding of how to access OS data and be able to start using these tools in your own work.

4pm - 5:30pm Judging 1st round commences (5 minute pitch including Q&A)
5.45pm - 6:15pm Judging 2nd round commences (5 minute pitch)
6:30pm- 7pm Closing ceremony

Judging panel

Our panel of experts will be judging concepts presented by participants based on creativity, implementation and use of the APIs available.