4 Earth Intelligence partners with Ordnance Survey to democratize use of EO data

Based on earth observation data and OS mapping, 4EI hopes to democratize the use of earth observation data within the UK geospatial community by creating data solutions and services for air quality, asset management, ecology, urban heat monitoring and more.

4 Earth Intelligence partners with Ordnance Survey to democratize use of EO data
4 Earth Intelligence partners with Ordnance Survey to democratize use of EO data

4 Earth Intelligence partners with Ordnance Survey to democratize use of EO data

Earth observation company 4 Earth Intelligence (4EI) partners with Great Britain’s national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey (OS) to provide more accurate digital maps.

Based on earth observation data and OS mapping, 4EI hopes to democratize the use of earth observation data within the UK geospatial community by creating data solutions and services for air quality, asset management, ecology, urban heat monitoring and more.

4EI and OS have already demonstrated the power of this partnership by producing the UK’s first street level map of areas potentially at risk from extreme weather conditions.

4EI created the free at point of use Heat Hazard Postcode data which is being used to plan the provision of urban green spaces, assess vulnerable populations and inform climate change strategy, by working under a temporary COVID-19 Response license.

David Critchley, chief executive officer of 4 Earth Intelligence, commented that with support from Ordnance Survey they were able to offer national organisations and multi-agency partnerships, currently involved in the coronavirus response, a straightforward resource that was straightforward to integrate with other geospatial information and workflows.

Together they want to build on this initial project so that earth observation data becomes a day-to-day source of intelligence for organisations across the UK that are already delivering frontline services and developing long term strategies.

Stefan Wells, Head of Partners at Ordnance Survey, mentioned that it is this coming together of data, expertise and innovation that they aim to foster through their Licensed Partner Programme and that they are delighted to welcome 4 Earth Intelligence as their latest partner and are excited to see the positive impacts which can be delivered by connecting earth observation data with authentic location data from OS.

4EI officially became an OS Licensed Partner in June 2020. By utilising the facility of OS data, which range from simple administrative boundary lines to the complex OS MasterMap that records every fixed feature in themed layers, 4EI will develop a set of solutions that blend space and traditional mapping for smart monitoring and analysis.

4EI has already achieved flagship projects around the globe including the creation of multiple iterations of the satellite environmental inventory of Abu Dhabi, innovative data fusion techniques to detect soil quality and climate resilience analysis for local authorities within the UK.