Mapping Manchester, from the street up


Simon Navin

In a bid to improve our knowledge of the built environment, Ordnance Survey mapping experts have spent the past couple of months out and about collecting more and more location data in the CityVerve area.

We’ve already gathered up plenty of top-level data about the area – did you know that there are 14,759 addresses within the corridor’s 3,164,149.22 square metres?

But to be able to provide benefits to citizens on an individual basis, you need to get down to ground level and start building a picture of the things that occupy our streets.

Keen-eyed observers will have no doubt seen members of our team out and about in Manchester, mapping ‘street furniture’ throughout the corridor area.

This geospatial approach to data gathering consists of collecting information and assigning unique identifiers and rich attribution to features as well as accurate positioning information.

To read more about the mapping work that Ordnance Survey has been doing, click here.