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Ordnance Survey and UK PropTech Association announce partnership to drive digital transformation in the property industry

By Eric Van Rees - 15th February 2021 - 07:36

OS has become an official partner of the UKPA and during 2021 the two organisations will work together to promote the value of geospatial data and the transformational potential it has for both the PropTech and wider property industry.

The new partnership provides an opportunity to demonstrate to UKPA members how OS data, products and APIs can make it simpler and quicker for PropTech and property business to use geospatial data to support their own products and services and pass benefits to their customers. It is also a chance to show how using OS data creates the right circumstances for PropTech innovation to thrive.

OS’s Head of Partners, Stefan Wells said: “We believe securing this partnership with such an influential body as the UKPA is a significant step towards accelerating digital transformation in the property world.

“We know many companies are already doing great things with location data in the PropTech sector. However, we feel there is still untapped potential for OS data to deliver further value."

In July 2020 OS launched its new OS Data Hub giving users greater access and easier usability to OS’s premium geospatial data than ever before. Through the OS Data Hub businesses, developers and public sector users have direct access to OS's most detailed and trusted data and property level information. The platform provides free access, up to a monthly threshold, for businesses and developers, to the highly detailed OS MasterMap, via a series of new APIs.

Stefan added: “Accessing and working with OS data has never been easier. OS data is already widely used within the property sector and I am confident that the OS Data Hub and APIs will deliver benefit to UKPA members, providing access to a range of detailed, accurate datasets including OS MasterMap, addressing information and the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN).

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