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Opening the doors to innovation in Manchester’s corridor

By [email protected] - 20th March 2017 - 14:58

Ordnance Survey (OS) is in Manchester collecting geospatial data to a similar level that it did across all the 2012 Olympic sites. The activity OS is undertaking is part of CityVerve, the UK’s Smart City demonstrator project. Data is collected to stimulate innovation that it believes will lead to better services for residents, visitors and businesses. The OS digital database of Great Britain contains more than 500 million unique geographic features, presenting the most detailed, location data rich picture of the country, is challenging itself through CityVerve to see what extra information can be found in the real world that will be of benefit to the nation. So far, the precise location of more than 40,000 individual street assets housed within the Corridor have been noted. Now Manchester is set to become a live arena for in-field innovation trials that demonstrate the capability of Smart Cities.