Our vision, values and purpose

Our vision

Our vision

To be recognised as world leaders in geospatial services; creating location insight for positive impact.

We help the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) in its mission to deliver improved public services and grow the economy, and we are an active partner of the UK Geospatial Commission.

As Great Britain’s National Mapping Service, our trusted location data and
expertise is helping build a modern digital Britain, and maintain its position as number two in the world for geospatial capability.

Our values

Four key values help shape us and the work we do:

Think customer

We put customers at the heart of everything we do, dedicated to users across a variety of sectors and industries.

Thrive together

We work as one team to deliver for our customers; learning from each other, openly connecting and communicating.

Stay ahead

We set the standard and lead the way – delivering certainty today and innovating to stay ahead tomorrow.

Seize the moment

We seize every opportunity to turn ambition into action; making things happen with passion and purpose.

Helping customers see a better place

Location intelligence from Ordnance Survey is showing the world how to be more:

  • Sustainable

    A sustainable place is where OS helps customers reach sustainability goals, by providing location intelligence for environment monitoring, supply chain management and planning energy and transport systems.

  • Healthy

    A healthy and safe place enables an efficient health service and inspires everyone to get outside to maintain physical and mental well-being.

  • Connected

    A connected place connects people and data to place for insight, intelligence and planning. Our customers are using OS data to connect information from different sources.

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Our purpose

We help the world See a Better Place.

Because when you know a place better than anyone, you can make it better for everyone.

Our people

Meet some of our OS employees who are contributing to creating a better world, and discover what a career with OS could offer you.

  • Our Directors

    Meet the Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, and senior management team of Ordnance Survey.

  • OS Placemakers

    Meet OS Placemakers - passionate employees making positive impact towards a better world.

  • Careers at OS

    Where will Ordnance Survey take your career?