UK geospatial company Ordinance Survey (OS) is incorporating Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud platform into its in-house survey planning software which is used to determine whether it is suitable for the OS Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) team to carry out a survey using a UAS, or whether it is more appropriate for one of the OS’s 230 surveyors to ‘get their boots on the ground,’ says a press release.
By incorporating the GuardianUTM Cloud platform, OS can save time and resources through the survey planning phase. GuardianUTM Cloud will provide the OS survey team with up-to-date aeronautical information as well as ground hazard data. A detailed area report and hazard score can be generated through Altitude Angel’s Area Report API, providing safety and risk mitigation information.
Mapping Britain since 1791, Ordnance Survey (OS) are the benchmark in the collection and presentation of mapping and geospatial data, recording and maintaining over 500 million geospatial features to keep the OS national geographic database up to date.
Matt Farthing, Technical Consultant with Ordnance Survey, added: “At Ordnance Survey, we probably have a better understanding than anyone of the topology of Great Britain. Combining this with Altitude Angel’s detailed temporal and regulatory view of the potential impediments to flying UAS offers significant benefits to our capture operation. The GuardianUTM Cloud platform supports our national surveying activity and will further enhance the speed in which we capture change and update the database ultimately benefiting the thousands of customers who use and rely on OS data.”
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