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OS awards contracts for data maintenance

London, UK: Ordnance Survey (OS) has awarded a 4-year framework agreement for the supply and maintenance of geospatial data. The agreement will run from April 2011 to March 2015 and see OS developing its external supplier base for the supply and maintenance of topography, imagery and height data and services, which are used to maintain the currency, accuracy and information content of its core databases.

The framework agreement is divided into three lots and has been awarded to the following companies:
– Lot 1: Remotely Sensed Data Acquisition: Blom Aerofilms Limited, COWI A/S and Getmapping Limited.
– Lot 2: Imagery data management and processing: Infoterra Limited.
– Lot 3: Capture and maintenance of geospatial data content: Blom Aerofilms Limited; COWI A/S, Infotech Enterprises Europe Limited and Photarc Surveys Limited.

Neil Ackroyd, Director of Data Collection and Management, OS, said “In difficult economic times the new Integrated Data Capture contract reaffirms OS commitment to working with the broader geospatial community, providing opportunities for both the larger international organisations as well as British based SME’s.”

Source: Ordnance Survey