OS OnDemand is a new online service that delivers Ordnance Survey mapping over the Web.

eSpatial, a provider of Web GIS, and Location Information solutions announced that its GIS product, iSMART supports access to the OS OnDemand services provided by Ordnance Survey of Great Britain.

OS OnDemand delivers Ordnance Survey mapping over the Web directly to the customer. This web map service (WMS) offers Ordnance Survey licensed customers the most up-to-date mapping of all of Great Britain at a range of scales, including a raster view of OS MasterMap Topography Layer, making it ideal for a huge variety of applications. OS OnDemand is based on open standards, eliminating specialist requirements, and therefore enabling all Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant web applications to consume OS OnDemand.

eSpatial’s iSMART now offers support for OS OnDemand. iSMART is a fully functional GIS delivered through the web browser. Customers can use it to create, edit, analyze and share geographic information and business data on the web. They can also view web maps such as those provided through Ordnance Survey’s OS OnDemand, serving up maps and searching post codes and place names quicker and easier than ever before.  iSMART is flexible and configurable: existing uses range from public internet access to engineering design “power users.” iSMART is also available “in the Cloud” as SaaS GIS (Software as a Service).

eSpatial’s iSMART software is compliant with the OS On Demand WMS 1.1.1, Service, and is compliant with the OS On Demand Gazetteer Service.

Philip O’Doherty, eSpatial CEO commented; “eSpatial is delighted to announce that its iSMART GIS supports access to the OS OnDemand services provided by Ordnance Survey of Great Britain.  iSMART and OS OnDemand makes mapping data available to anyone in your organization enabling more users in more businesses and government organisations to realize the benefits of geospatial analysis, visualisation and maps, faster”.