Southampton, UK, October 05, 2007: All of Scotland and Wales’ 54 local authorities have successfully taken up detailed and intelligent geographic database, Ordnance Survey’s OS MasterMap Topography Layer.
The move comes as an increasing number of businesses and organisations, including local government, realise the benefits of exploiting location as the basis for a wide variety of projects and services, from road traffic management and town planning to combating climate change.
OS MasterMap Topography Layer is a seamless geographic database containing almost half a billion features from the built and natural landscape of Britain. Users can visualise the most up-to-date representation of buildings, land, water, roads and even non-physical features such as administrative boundaries. Each feature has a unique identifier known as a TOID, which makes it easy for users to link their own information, such as housing trends or planning application details, to a specific geographic point.